Sites is Google's attempt to build a better wiki!  Collaborate to build web pages for all sorts of purposes - and it's fun, too!  Most of the material on this page was developed by Google Certified Teacher Christine Archer-Davison, who makes great things happen for the teachers and students in her district in Aurora, Colorado.

Google Presentation

Getting Started

Got to
and create a new site.  Like much of what technology requires of those wanting to get to know a tool, the best way to learn is to play.  We will paint using what we learned in Docs and expand to using a web page as the canvas.

  • In a group of two or three, create a Google Site. (One participant will create the site and add others as collaborators.)
  • Decide on a topic for the site. Ideally this will be something that a student or teacher might use. (Or something fun to liven up the afternoon!)
  • Practice adding pages and content.
  • Practice embedding documents, presentations, videos, and more.
  • A representative from each group will share their site with the large group, time permitting.

The Crib Sheet:

Google Produced Resources

GCT Produced Resources

Exemplary Sites

Tips and Tricks

Staff Development Sites Ideas

  • Hub for staff development activities/handouts
  • Workshop resources
  • Lesson collections

Classroom Sites are great for

  • Group collaboration
  • Project outcome
  • Research
  • Hub for teacher/class
  • Portfolios

Other Ways to Use Sites

  • Communication hub for school
  • Activity or athletic web site
  • Online curriculum fair

Management Tips with Sites, Apps and Students
  • Add teacher as collaborator immediately
  • Create a site category that all students put in to reflect topic
  • Have students move or delete their own site prior to end of school year
  • Add personal email account as collaborator as well to the sites you create

Just for Fun