Versatile Uses of Google Apps/Sites Organization, Collaboration, Visibility Presentation by Betsy Braun and Claire Miller
Why Google Apps/Sites? <ul><li>Free! – just sign up for Gmail </li></ul><ul><li>Familiar – everyone knows Google </li></ul...
Disclaimer <ul><li>While Google Apps/Sites has great capabilities in many areas, it currently does not meet ADA compliance...
Topics we’ll cover today <ul><li>Questions to consider before you begin </li></ul><ul><li>Navigation – why simple is bette...
Why Create a Site? <ul><li>Some Important Considerations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is your overall goal? </li></ul></ul>...
Navigation <ul><li>Think like the audience </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t make them hunt! </li></ul><ul><li>Decide on categories,...
Set the Tone Visually Colors, fonts, images and layout all contribute to your message. Is your site
Example Site One:   Portfolio Professional <ul><li>Description / Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Create an online presence for a...
Portfolio Professional  (p.2) Homepage : Slide show, Navigation
Portfolio Professional  (p.3) Special Features: Slide shows, Portfolio with comment option
Example Site Two: Educational Support Site <ul><li>Description: Educational support and resource site for Claire's student...
Educational Support Site Homepage
Educational Support Site videos & homework pages
Visibility: Public vs. private Options Provided by Google:
Create site in real time: Yum-Yum Bakery <ul><li>Purpose: Advertise and create a web presence for local business </li></ul...
Create site in real time:  Many templates to choose from
Create site in real time:  Select template & begin
Create site in real time:  Design homepage & add more pages
Create site in real time:  Configure & edit site pages   Top right of every page  -> Google offers tons of assistance
Now create a site for yourself! We completed our demo creation in 15 minutes! Good luck and thanks for watching!
Audience questions How about some cupcakes? Enjoy!
THE END Thank you for attending This slide show will be posted in the CDL Conference Space in the Commons.
Image Credits <ul><li>Stock Photos: Slides #7, 9, 15, 18, 21 </li></ul><ul><li>Side # 10:  </li></ul><ul><li>Photos by Bet...
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  1. 1. Versatile Uses of Google Apps/Sites Organization, Collaboration, Visibility Presentation by Betsy Braun and Claire Miller
  2. 2. Why Google Apps/Sites? <ul><li>Free! – just sign up for Gmail </li></ul><ul><li>Familiar – everyone knows Google </li></ul><ul><li>Versatile – all the apps work together </li></ul><ul><li>Our purpose today is to demonstrate one easy way to create your own website. We’ll also show you some ways to incorporate your photos, documents, links and presentations in one convenient spot. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Disclaimer <ul><li>While Google Apps/Sites has great capabilities in many areas, it currently does not meet ADA compliance for accessibility to sight-impaired users. </li></ul><ul><li>Until Google becomes compliant, use of Google Sites/Apps in ESC courses must be strictly optional. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn more about it here </li></ul>
  4. 4. Topics we’ll cover today <ul><li>Questions to consider before you begin </li></ul><ul><li>Navigation – why simple is better </li></ul><ul><li>Elements of Visual Impact </li></ul><ul><li>Tour of two example sites </li></ul><ul><li>Create a Google Site in real time </li></ul><ul><li>Audience questions </li></ul>
  5. 5. Why Create a Site? <ul><li>Some Important Considerations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is your overall goal? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informational, promotional or both? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who is your audience? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you want feedback from viewers? </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Navigation <ul><li>Think like the audience </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t make them hunt! </li></ul><ul><li>Decide on categories, then prioritize </li></ul><ul><li>Be logical and streamlined </li></ul><ul><li>The less clicks the better </li></ul><ul><li>Search, home, contact, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>External links should always open in a new window </li></ul>
  7. 7. Set the Tone Visually Colors, fonts, images and layout all contribute to your message. Is your site
  8. 8. Example Site One: Portfolio Professional <ul><li>Description / Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Create an online presence for a professional in higher education to showcase qualifications & expertise, work history, publications. </li></ul><ul><li>Presentation of art in portfolio format, for promotion and feedback. </li></ul><ul><li>Audience </li></ul><ul><li>Colleagues, employers, potential clients, other artists & writers, community </li></ul>
  9. 9. Portfolio Professional (p.2) Homepage : Slide show, Navigation
  10. 10. Portfolio Professional (p.3) Special Features: Slide shows, Portfolio with comment option
  11. 11. Example Site Two: Educational Support Site <ul><li>Description: Educational support and resource site for Claire's students. </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose/goal: To provide relevant and helpful information to students. </li></ul><ul><li>Audience: Students taking face-to-face massage classes </li></ul><ul><li>Style: Informational, expository, supplemental </li></ul>
  12. 12. Educational Support Site Homepage
  13. 13. Educational Support Site videos & homework pages
  14. 14. Visibility: Public vs. private Options Provided by Google:
  15. 15. Create site in real time: Yum-Yum Bakery <ul><li>Purpose: Advertise and create a web presence for local business </li></ul><ul><li>Audience: Local consumers, community, vendors and news media </li></ul><ul><li>Tone: Friendly, welcoming, and professional </li></ul><ul><li>Style: Visually-rich, informative </li></ul>
  16. 16. Create site in real time: Many templates to choose from
  17. 17. Create site in real time: Select template & begin
  18. 18. Create site in real time: Design homepage & add more pages
  19. 19. Create site in real time: Configure & edit site pages Top right of every page -> Google offers tons of assistance
  20. 20. Now create a site for yourself! We completed our demo creation in 15 minutes! Good luck and thanks for watching!
  21. 21. Audience questions How about some cupcakes? Enjoy!
  22. 22. THE END Thank you for attending This slide show will be posted in the CDL Conference Space in the Commons.
  23. 23. Image Credits <ul><li>Stock Photos: Slides #7, 9, 15, 18, 21 </li></ul><ul><li>Side # 10: </li></ul><ul><li>Photos by Betsy Braun: Portrait, Italy (2 shots) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Landscape Painting (ARTstor) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Abstract painting (Stock Photos) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Slide #13: Massage Demo Videos are from: http://www.wingsofknowledge.com/ </li></ul>

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