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

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