Link to Archived Recording: https://sas.elluminate.com/mr.jnlp?suid=M.B467DC2E3B447F1C22539FD5E2EE18
The Tools: Blogger
The Crib Sheets: Blogger
Demonstrations and Activities:
Blogger: 1001 Things I Learned
Activity 1: Add your own post or a comment to a blog post on the 1001 Things I Learned blog.
Sites: 1001 Things I Learned
Activity 2: Add a page to the site 1001 Things I Learned and add or embed something you have learned so far.
Google Sites is one part of the Google Productivity Suite of applications. Google has integrated most Google applications to work within Google Sites.
When you create a site, you need to give it a Name, a URL and a theme.
Each page in a Google Site must be in one of five different categories: Web Page, Dashboard, Announcement, File Cabinet or List.
- Web Page: Standard Web like page, similar to Google Pages, with a WYSIWYG editor and a few page lay out options.
- Dashboard: Pre-designed pages, with templates, where you can insert any Google Gadget that is available. This is helpful for student pages, where they can insert the most useful gadgets for their personal pages. Students can also create their own Google Gadgets to add into their site.
- Announcements: Announcement pages function much like a blog, where pages are listed in reverse chronological order, with the most recent announcement on top. These pages can be used as personal blogs or journal entries, to list homework assignments or to document the progress on a group project. Each entry also has the ability to comment, so a complete threaded discussion can be documented from a single announcement. As with all other pages within a Google Site, the owner of the page can make it 100% public or share only with those people they wish to have access to it.
- File Cabinet: File Cabinet pages allow users to create their own online file cabinet, with content from their own files or files from the Internet, by pasting the URL into the editor. You can also add folders to the file cabinet to create easier access to files for a particular course or unit of a course.
- List Pages: The name really doesn't tell everything a list page can do. It really is a way to collect data from multiple users. There are a few templates for specific types of lists, or you can create your own, using the following types of fields: Check Box, Date, Drop Down, Text or URL. List Pages are a nifty way to collect data and make it accessible to a group of people.
In the 'More Actions' tab, which is visible to the owner or collaborators of a particular page, you can change the 'properties' of the page. You can subscribe to the page settings, change the page settings, print the page, move the page to another place in the site, delete the page, share the site with others, or view the site map. There is also an 'Advanced Settings' link at the bottom, which allows you to make the site globally significant.
Google Sites Resources:
Exemplar Google Sites:
Activities for the Week
1. Create your own Blogger Blog
Next Session on August 4...GeoApps.