Google Sites for Teachers
1. Make an awesome site.
New or Old Sites?
Questions to ask yourself
- Allow others to edit your site?
- If others can edit, will you provide page-level or site permissions
- More -->Sharing & Permissions
- File Cabinet vs. Web Page.
- Allow comments and/or attachments?
- More -->Page Settings
- Will you create a page per day or use Revision History to "go back in time."
- Automatic vs. Manually-configured navigation.
- Scott's Teacher Site
- Mr. Stoudt's Algebra Site
- Mr. Habib's Site
- Nancy Minicozzi's Site (Beta)
- Jeff Etter's Example Education Sites
- Flipped Education's Example
- AS Language and Literature
- Video Production Class (Lots of content)
- Forward Learning
Student Portfolio Examples
- Writing Genre Template
- 1st -8th Grade ePortfolio
- Clemson University (Not a Google Site)
- Portfolio Site
- Site Maestro (Bulk-copy, share, and manage Google Sites with students.)
Make your Site
Page types (templates) available with Sites
- Web page
- Use "Create your own."
- Announcements (Blog)
- File Cabinet
- Create your own template
- More --> Save Page as Template
Three-and-a-half ways to edit
- Edit Page (pencil icon)
- Edit Site Layout
- Manage Site
Customizing your site
- Themes, colors, logos, etc.
- Sidebar Navigation
- Header Navigation
- Site Permissions
- Page-level permissions
- Images, links, and TOC (Requires headings)
- Google Drive items, calendars, and other Googley Goodies
- Moderator posts
- Other web pages (iFrame gadget)
- Moving pages within your site
- Providing Access to others/Publishing
- Revison History
- Subscribe to changes
- Redierct from purchased domain name. (http://techyteacher.org)
Advanced Sites Techniques
- Google Sites Help Center
- Adding Sound
- Burt Lo's ePortfolio Resources
- Advanced Sites from edutraining
- Flipped Education's Google Sites for Teacher Web Pages and Student Projects
- Mary Fran's Getting Started with Google Sites
- 47 Page Guide to Google Sites for Teachers
- Advanced Sites
- Example: Advanced Video
- All About Google Sites
- Add navigation menus and sitemaps
- Navigation menus in site sidebar
- Create multiple navigation menus
- Automatic organization of links
- Add or remove pages from a navigation menu
- Change the order of pages in a navigation menu
- Create sub-menus for automatic navigation menus
- Create sub-menus for manual navigation menus
- Add sub-page listing gadget to a page
- Use a horizontal navigation bar
- File cabinet page for submitted assignments. When students are ready to turn in an assignment for a grade, they can upload it to the file cabinet.
- Project status page. You can use a list type to create a general template for tasks to be completed for a project. Students can duplicate this page for other projects and update the list page to show the status of each piece of the project
- Journal for assignment reflection. Using the announcement page type, students can reflect on past assignments or write daily/weekly journal entries based on other writing prompts.
- Goals for the class. You can set up either a regular web page or use a list type for listing goals and progress on those goals for the class.