What is Weebly?

Weebly is a free site that lets you easily create your own website. Each of you are responsible for creating your own website through Weebly. Your website will be about a specific illness that you get to choose – anything from cervical cancer to depression. Each week, you will be adding another page to your site where you will be discussing that same illness through the approach for that week – and incorporating information from course lectures, readings, popular media and multimedia from outside sources. At the end of the semester, this site will count as your final course project and will be graded.

What do I put in my Weebly?

Each week, we will update the course weebly: www.ANP204.weebly.com and include instructions for each new page. It will usually consist of an overview of each approach, an analysis of the illness within that approach, some type of multimedia, and a bibliography. I have used ADHD as an example, but remember, you can choose any illness you would like.

Although you will be creating pages every week – I will wait until the final due date to start grading them so feel free to edit them throughout the semester.

What is the point of the Weebly?

We want you to imagine you are creating this website to convince the world how useful medical anthropology can be when studying health and illness. By doing so, you will also be convincing me, the instructor, that you understood the course materials and were able to apply them in an engaging way (through the website). For this reason, make sure you go back and edit your pages as you become more familiar with the approaches. The final website should be a polished, cohesive product.

Can I make my Weebly awesome-r than the example?

PLEASE DO! The ANP 204 course weebly is the simplest template they have and there are dozens more that you can choose from. Although you won’t be graded on your color scheme, you will be graded on how effective your presentation of the material is. If you include links to outside sources, images, videos, etc – make sure they add to the written content you are putting up on the page.

Will you be looking at my Weebly before the final due date?

Yes. Especially the first week to make sure you created one and are understanding how to use it. Also, if you would like me to look at your site before week the end of week 6, email me or IM me on G-Chat with a link to the page and I will be happy to take a look and give you some feedback. After week 6, I won’t be looking at Weebly’s until the final due date so make sure to ask for feedback before then. Also, I should note that students who wait until the last minute to get started usually score much lower than those working throughout the semester… so get started now!

Who else can see my Weebly?

Anyone who searches for it or has a direct link to it. Once the class is over, you are free to take it down, or use it as part of your college portfolio. If you are uncomfortable putting your work online, you can turn in your work as a 15 page research paper addressing the same topics as you would on the Weebly. Make sure you notify us by week 2 if you choose this option.

How do I sign up for a Weebly?

Sign up for a free Weebly site at www.weebly.com.
The address for your weebly should be “ANP204-yourMSUNetID.weebly.com” (eg: www.ANP204-karimtaz.weebly.com)

Instructions on how to build a Weebly can be found here: http://help.weebly.com/beginners-guide.html
Make sure you go through the videos and include a link to your website at the bottom of your Week 1 post.

This Post Has 14 Comments

    • Adam Feuerstein says:

      Under the categories section when you can do a post there is one title “weebly link”. I’m not positive thats where you post it but that seems to make sense to me so that is what i did.

  1. Adam Feuerstein says:

    Under the categories section when you can do a post there is one title “weebly link”. I’m not positive thats where you post it but that seems to make sense to me so that is what i did.

  2. Hannah Weiss says:

    In our activity this week you listed off a bunch of different things that could be seen as illness such as poverty and menstration. Are these examples we could use for our weebly?

  3. blazeje4 says:

    I know weebly is not graded on a weekly basis but will we be marked down for not completing each weekly portion by sunday or can we come back monday of the next week to add on to previous pages?

  4. Taz Karim says:

    Hey all – Great questions…

    1. Where to put the weebly link? If you put in either your reflection or activity post, awesome. If not, don’t sweat it – I will make a note in the week 2 schedule about posting a separate post with just your weebly link (which I see some of you have already done – brilliant!) I just want to make sure I can find it so the easiest way is to put it in its own post (which I will explain tomorrow).

    2. What counts as an “illness” that I can use for my weebly website? Well, that is the whole point of the class – to answer that question… what IS an “illness” – amirite? I think that as along as you can fulfill the requirements of each page and justify why you choose to evaluate that “illness” – I am good with you choosing any illness you want (mentioned or not mentioned by me). If come week 3 or 4 it doesn’t seem to be working, you may have to start over and choose something else, but that in itself is would be a part of learning what an illness means.

    3. Will I be marked down for not completing a weebly page by Sunday night? Absolutely not. If come week 3 you decide you want to redo the week 1 page – AWESOME! If come week 6 you want to redo the whole darn thing – go for it. I will only give you points for the final product. But between you and me – keep working on every. single. week. or you will have A LOT OF catching up to do.

  5. Colleen Drabek says:

    Question about the Experiential weebly page-
    As far as the narrative goes, would it be wrong to label the 6 parts of the illness narrative in the narrative that we are writing? Or would this take away from its ability to “read like a story”?
    Thanks! 🙂

  6. Valencia Smith says:

    Question about content of our website pages. .

    If we wanted to structure our website so that it wasn’t a complete essay on each page; maybe broken into different sections is that okay as long as it adds up to 400+ words?


    • Taz Karim says:

      Hi Valencia – I don’t know if I quite know what you mean. Do you mean you like adding subheadings, or adding pictures in between paragraphs on the same page? If so, that is completely fine. If you mean stretching one approach across multiple pages, then I would prefer you not do that. If you are unclear, feel free to send me an email with a link to your Weebly this week and I can take a look.

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