Google Sites

"Building a dynamic Website can be as easy as editing a document!"

EDU Examples

Insert the following:

an image
Google Earth "Tour Builder"
a Calendar
a Gadget
a Doc, Spreadsheet, Form, or Presentation (examples below)

Taking Your Site to the Next Level:

Experiment with some of the new fonts that are available through the new interface.
Experiment with horizontal navigation within Google sites. It can provide you more real estate in the prime area of your site. Try also adding a custom banner that will give your site a better look across the top of the page. Examples to the right!
Try out some of the new page level permissions that are available in Google sites. This can prove to be very beneficial on how you can setup your sites in the future.
Google Sites now has the option to view videos found within Google Docs. No longer will you need the option for Google Video, you can embed (and have them automatically converted for web viewing) straight into Google Docs and sites. 
 Upload a video to Google Docs and then embed into Google Sites.

Activity 2: Flip Your Site

  1. Check out and create yourself a YouTube Playlist that you can have students watch (or a screencast or recording of directions that you create and upload yourself). 
  2. Next, embed the video or playlist on a Google Site page. Follow this Tutorial to do that.
  3. Finally, embed a Google Form to collect evidence of understanding.
  4. Flipping with Google Sites, Forms, and YouTube-- the triumvirate of tech!

Activity 3: Student Portfolios

Check out templates of student portfolios if you're interested in your student digitally arching their 
work an reflections. If you like one, copy it for your own and you can make it available for your students!
ePortfolio Examples
4th Grade ePortfolio
Clemson University Example
College ePortfolio Example
Joe's ePortfolio
Moodle Course for ePortfolio with Google Sites