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Get Going with Google Sites for Teachers

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  • 1. Get Going with Google Sites for Teachers
    Lisa Perez, CPS Dept of Libraries
  • 2. WhAt are Google sites?
  • 3. Google Sites is a free online webhost and website editing software.
  • 4. Benefits of Google sites
  • 5. Sites Benefits
    Free
    Easy learning curve
    Editing available in the cloud
    Choice of templates
    Control of accessibility
    Easy integration with other Google applications
    Easy storage for other files
    Revision history
  • 6. Applications of Google sites for teachers
  • 7. Sites Applications
    Teacher website
    Collaborative research website
    E-Portfolios
    Art portfolios
    Field trip websites
    Administrator websites
    Scientific data collection
    Tutorials/training
    Journaling
    Centers
    Pathfinders/WebQuests
    Data Tracker
    Committee work
  • 8. Using with students
  • 9. not with students
    Does NOT apply to Google Sites due to account requirements
  • 10. not with students
    Legal age = 18
  • 11. with students
    Adhere to the Acceptable Use Policy
    Don’t let students create their own accounts
    Never give students the password to teacher-created accounts
  • 12. Google VSgoogle apps for education
  • 13. Some examples of great google sites for teachers
  • 14. Example Sites
    Reflections: What Does Vietnam Mean?
    https://sites.google.com/a/nscds.org/reflections
    Art Portfolio
    http://sites.google.com/site/rebeccagigliosportfolio
    Community websites (UK)
    https://sites.google.com/a/stjohnsapps.co.uk/local-area-websites
    Virtual Class Trips
    http://vtrips.ccsd.edu
  • 15. More Example Sites
    Keyboarding
    https://sites.google.com/a/ccsd.edu/keyboarding
    K-5 Principals Page
    https://sites.google.com/a/ccsd.edu/mrs-forman-s-page
    Teacher’s Class Site (New Zealand)
    https://sites.google.com/a/ptengland.school.nz/room-13-2011
    Summer Camp Site
    https://sites.google.com/a/ptengland.school.nz/camp-charged-up
  • 16. Even More Example Sites
    Technology Teacher Website
    http://sites.google.com/site/atkinsontme
    Middle School Math
    https://sites.google.com/a/stacsvt.org/team-u-s-a
    Vernal Ponds
    http://sites.google.com/site/vernalpondsproject
    Human Dimensions Project
    http://sites.google.com/site/ciese07030/Home/human-dimensions-project
  • 17. Getting started with Google Sites
  • 18. Get a Google ID
  • 19. Login at sites.google.com
  • 20. Create a New Site
  • 21. Template/Name/Theme/Privacy
  • 22. Dozens of Educational Templates
  • 23. More Actions > Page Settings
  • 24. Edit the Site Appearance
    Change logo/banner
  • 25. Editor Toolbar
  • 26. Select a Page Layout
  • 27. Insert Items
    Cool inserts: Docs, forms, calendars, images, slideshows, maps, Google presentations
  • 28. Add Gadgets
  • 29. Create New Pages
  • 30. Revisions/Subscribe/Page Templates
  • 31. Tips & Tricks
  • 32. Tips
    Link to items in Google Docs & other locations
    Limit 20 MB per file upload/100 MB per site
    Use tables effectively
    Make the most of your sidebar: http://googledocs.blogspot.com/2010/10/tips-tricks-making-most-of-your-sidebar.html#!/2010/10/tips-tricks-making-most-of-your-sidebar.html
    Adjust the comments/attachments option on the page according to your desired interaction.
    If you change the page template mid-stream, be sure to deselect the box in front of “Apply default content” or you will erase your work.
  • 33. Great Tutorials
  • 34. Tutorials
    You Tube: Search “Google Sites” to get access to various screencasts
    SitesHelp.com
    http://www.siteshelp.com/google-sites-tutorial
    Mary Fran’s “Getting Started with Google Sites
    http://sites.google.com/site/mflynchsites
    Unofficial Google Sites Help Center
    http://siteshelp.kccloudsolutions.com/videos
  • 35. Look ahead
    • Insert iFrames & Flash
    • 36. Create custom gadgets
    • 37. Insert custom scripts
  • Google Sites Resources
    Google Sites Terms of Use
    http://www.google.com/accounts/TOS?loc=US
    Google Sites Help
    http://sites.google.com/support/?hl=en
    Sites for Teachers
    http://www.google.com/support/sites/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=153055
    Google Sites Template Help
    http://sites.google.com/site/sitetemplateinfo/tips
  • 38. Lisa Perez
    leperez1@cps.edu

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