The Gear Icon

Argh....   Yet another change from Google!  The "More" button has now changed to a "Gear icon" when editing a Google Site.  I am not going to redo all the videos and instructions on this site.  At least not yet ;)  Please be advised.

This Google site is intended to provide assistance for staff and students who are interested in using Google Sites for professional or classroom use.

The links above will provide some instruction and short videos to help you on your digital journey.

Would you like to see something added to this site?   
                                Click here for my suggestion box ;)

                          *Here's a tinyurl for this site - http://tinyurl.com/wwgsites

Embed Instagram photos on a Google Site
check out this video

Found a couple of nice gadgets to play audio files that you or your students created.
Check out "Adding Audio Files" in Fun Features.
Here's a sample...

Start'n Up a Brand New Day ;)

Insert a Public Commenting space on any Google Site page using Disqus!  I also has great moderator tools and setting so a teacher can "approve" postings if they wish.  Check out the step-by-step under the Fun Features tab above.

Inserting a "linkable" image on your site using Google's Draw tool.  Wow!  Is this easy ;)  Check out the video below.

YouTube Video

Here are some great tips from Molly Schroeder -
APPS  EDU Certified Trainer

Top 10 Sites from Edu Training Center

Atomic Learning now has video tutorials on Creating Google Sites.  Check with your Building/District Teacher-Librarian for your user name and password to access this free tool.

Did you know that there is a Twitter @googlesites to follow?
Check out how to add a Twitter feed to your Google Site in Fun Features.

Here's a simply web counter (with access to public stats, or not) created at http://statcounter.com.  More about counters at Web Page/Site Counters.

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Disclaimer... Although the video below demo's from the business perspective, think schools as you are watching ;)

Google Site Overview

Here are some great ideas to customize your Google Site from my friend and colleague Jonathan Wylie.  Click HERE, or on the image below.

Ever wonder what "Monetize" is all about?  Turning this
feature (AdSense) on will place advertising links somewhat targeting the audience and location of your viewers.

Well, it looks like Google is pulling the plug on monetizing future sites.  Not sure why, or what the future will bring.  More at: 

Eric Curts (www.ericcurt.com) has also put together a Google Sites For Schools that contains a number of tutorials and great tips for schools, teachers, and students using Google Sites.


More Google Sites Help and Tutorials...  Phil Ridoout's Google Sites Help

Nice tutorial on...

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