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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.


      Teacher Examples

      Student Portfolio Examples

      Page types (templates) available with Sites

      • Web page
      • List
        • Use "Create your own."
      • Announcements (Blog)
      • File Cabinet
      • Create your own template
        • More --> Save Page as Template

      Three-and-a-half ways to edit

      1. Edit Page (pencil icon)
      2. Edit Site Layout
      3. Manage Site
      4. HTML
      Formatting pages
      • Columns
      • Headers

      Customizing your site

      • Themes, colors, logos, etc.
      • Layout
      • Navigation
      • Sidebar Navigation
      • Header Navigation
      • Submenus


      • Site Permissions
      • Page-level permissions


      • Images, links, and TOC (Requires headings)
      • Google Drive items, calendars, and other Googley Goodies
      • Forms
      • Groups
      • Moderator posts
      • Other web pages (iFrame gadget)

      Site Management

      • 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


      Sites Ideas

      • 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.

      Scott Moss,
      Sep 6, 2014, 11:13 AM