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Google Sites Workshop Fall 2015


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Google Sites Presentation for Faculty and Staff Professional Development Workshop, Fall 2015 Instructional Technology Practicum

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Google Sites Workshop Fall 2015

  1. 1. Google Sites Building a Personal/Professional Website A Workshop by Melissa Gast-Goodman Fall 2015
  2. 2. Workshop Agenda • Introduction to Google Sites • Purpose of using Google Sites at Georgia Southern • How Google Sites can be used by faculty and staff • Locating the Google Sites App • Creating a Google Site • Exemplar • Assessing Activity • Resources
  3. 3. What is Google Sites? Google Sites is the easiest way to make information accessible to people who need quick, up-to-date access. People can work together on a Site to add file attachments, information from other Google applications (like Google Docs, Google Calendar, YouTube and Picasa), and new free-form content. Google Sites is the preferred platform for Georgia Southern University faculty and staff to host a personal or internal website.
  4. 4. Google Sites is one of many apps found in the suite of Google Apps available to you here at Georgia Southern!
  5. 5. Google Sites Offers: • Single-click page creation • No HTML knowledge required • Customization options • Templates for a growing list of page types • Upload files and attachments • Embed rich content (Google docs, spreadsheets, video and calendars) • Collaboration • Search with Google
  6. 6. How Can You Use Google Sites? • Personal/Professional Website • Supplemental Classroom Instruction • Internal Website • Portfolio • Team Collaboration
  7. 7. Example of a Google Site Created by Georgia Southern Faculty
  8. 8. Example of a Google Site Created for Internal Use
  9. 9. Example of a Google Site Created as a Professional Portfolio
  10. 10. Let’s Get Started!
  11. 11. Login to myGeorgiaSouthern
  12. 12. Locate myapps on your dashboard
  13. 13. Locate Google Apps icon in the upper right-hand corner
  14. 14. If you don’t see the Sites icon, choose “Even More”
  15. 15. Scroll down to “Home & Office” and locate “Sites”
  16. 16. Choose “Create” on the left- hand side of the screen
  17. 17. Browse the gallery for a template or start with a blank one
  18. 18. There are several Georgia Southern themed templates!
  19. 19. Name your site and choose “Create”
  20. 20. Edit the page with the icon in the upper-right hand corner
  21. 21. Create a new page with icon in the upper-right hand corner
  22. 22. The “Gear” icon gives you even more options!
  23. 23. Who will you share your new site with?
  24. 24. Keep it private, share it with specific people, or the world!
  25. 25. Now Let’s Get Creative!
  26. 26. Reflection What are some concepts or tasks that you struggled with?
  27. 27. Reflection What are some concepts or tasks that you grasped?
  28. 28. Reflection To what extent has your opinion changed about Google Sites?
  29. 29. Reflection How could the instructor improve on the workshop presentation?
  30. 30. Reflection What would you change or add to the participant performance task?
  31. 31. Reflection What additional recommendations would you add?
  32. 32. Conclusion Please complete the Google Sites Workshop Evaluation.
  33. 33. Resources COSM Dean’s Office Internal Website Gleason Lab Website Melissa Gast-Goodman Professional Portfolio professional-portfolio/ Welcome to Google Sites Albert Einstein 1947.jpg 5 Inspiring Creativity Quotes