Creating Classroom Websites using Google Sites

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This presentation was delivered to the staff at OLMC, Heidelberg, Melbourne, Australia, on August 19, 2011. The majority of this session was a hands-on workshop whereby staff created a website for their class.

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Creating Classroom Websites using Google Sites

  1. 1. Glenda Morris Teacher Librarian Creating classroom websites using August 19, 2011 OLMC Heidelberg
  2. 2. Why create classroom websites? <ul><li>Benefits learning & teaching by: </li></ul><ul><li>All resources (Google documents, Google spreadsheets, Google presentations, images/photos, weblinks, videos) are archived in one place </li></ul><ul><li>Student access 24/7 </li></ul><ul><li>Place to showcase work – ePortfolios, share work with family </li></ul><ul><li>Potential global audience =  adds extra level of engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative presentation tool </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages students to be more competent technology users </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why create classroom websites? <ul><li>Encourages student collaboration & cooperation </li></ul><ul><li>May empower students to become responsible authors & digital citizens </li></ul><ul><li>Easily shared across classes </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages collaboration & sharing b/w Domain teachers </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why Google Sites? <ul><li>FREE </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to use – no complex HTML code or programming </li></ul><ul><li>Environmentally friendly – saving paper </li></ul>http://sites.google.com
  5. 5. http://sites.google.com

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