Sites

Sites

Description

Google Sites are the Swiss Army knives for website creation.  You can use them a million different ways from creating a teacher webpage to developing a collaborative project or eportfolio.  Like many other Google products sites are designed to be collaborative with just one or multiple authors.  

Classroom Use

  • Build a teacher webpage
  • Develop a professional development portal
  • Create a research and publication portal for an upcoming project
  • Have your students develop a collaborative textbook
  • Publish student work as an online anthology
  • Publish, publish, publish...

Resources to Get You Started


What about Blogger?

Description

Blogger is Google's blogging platform.  What makes Blogger different from Sites is that Blogger is set up to be a conversation.  Authors create posts and readers leave comments.  Blogger can be set up with multiple authors, moderated comments, and static pages to adjoin your main blog page.  Readers can subscribe using email or Google Reader.

Classroom Use

  • Engage in classroom discussions by creating posts and having students respond to comments for homework
  • Have students keep use drafts in Blogger to keep writing journals and publish pieces they are most proud of completing.

Heads Up!

In some districts Blogger may be blocked due to the Next Blog button at the top of the page.  If this is the case you might be able to use Edublogs with your students.  However, a handy feature of Blogger is that your students already have accounts with Google Apps for Education.