New Google Sites Sample
Check out what you can do!
This sample site demonstrates the variety of content that can be presented in the new Google Sites. Scroll through this main page for content and then explore the related pages through the navigation above for more!
Embed YouTube Videos
To the left, you can see an embedded YouTube video. This is accomplished ever-so-simply, and teacher approval controls with YouTube videos make the process work.
The sample video is TeacherTech's introduction to the new Google Sites.
Embed Google Slides Presentations
To the right, you can see an embedded Google Slides presentation. Users can scroll through the presentation or simply press "play," all without leaving the site.
The sample presentation is from Sylvania's digital parent training sessions.
Embed Google Maps
To the right, you can see an embedded Google Maps interactive map of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Users can grab the map with the mouse to move it around, zoom in and out, and click on a marker for a journal entry.
The sample map was found by visiting Google My Maps and selecting "Explore."
The only obvious weakness of the new Google Sites is the lack of comment or chat functions. Google will probably take care of that at some time. Still, there's an interesting workaround that can be accomplished with Google Docs. To the left, you can see an embedded Google Doc. Students can write into it to post questions and comments on a given topic. This lacks the automatic notification and administrator approval tools of comment sections, but if the sharing permissions only allow Sylvania Schools users in, each post is connected to a user.