Sites






The Flipped Classroom Using Google Sites



Activity 1:

Make Your First Site!


Ideas:

 Practice adding pages and content. 

  • Add 4 pages representing the different file types (i.e. web page, list page, announcement page, file page .)
  • Play with changing page layouts
  • Use headings on your pages and then try adding a subpage listing.
  • On your home page, use gadgets to bring content to the front of your web site.  Practice embedding documents, presentations, videos, and more. Check out the Insert menu. 

See if you can insert the following:

Tips:
Taking Your Site to the Next Level:

  • Experiment with some of the new fonts that are available through the new interface. 
  • Experiment with horizontal navigation within Google sites.  It can provide you more real estate in the prime area of your site.   Try also adding a custom banner that will give your site a better look across the top of the page.   Examples to the right!
  • Try out some of the new page level permissions that are available in Google sites.  This can prove to be very beneficial on how you can setup your sites in the future.
  • Google Sites now has the option to view videos found within Google Docs.   No longer will you need the option for Google Video, you can embed (and have them automatically converted for web viewing) straight into Google Docs and sites.   Upload a video to Google Docs and then embed into Google SItes.

Copy of Sites like a Superhero



Activity 2: Flip Your Site


Check out www.youtube.com/teachers and create yourself a YouTube Playlist that you can have students watch 
(or a screencast or recording of directions that you create and upload yourself).
Next, embed the video or playlist on a Google Site page.
Finally, embed a Google Form to collect evidence of understanding.
Flipping with Google Sites, Forms, and YouTube-- the triumvirate of tech!



Activity 2: Student Portfolios

Check out templates of student portfolios if you're interested in your student digitally arching their 
work an reflections. If you like one, copy it for your own and you can make it available for your students!



Activity 3: Make it Purty!


Check out www.picnik.com, a fantastic, free image editing site. It can also help you make beautiful customized banners on your Google Sites!

Try going to www.colourlovers.com and search through the palettes. Find one you like, save it or screen shot it, and then upload it into picnic to add text, effects, and more! Then, upload it as your header and suddenly, it looks like your own site!

Resources

YouTube Video


YouTube Video





For a classroom web page



For a Unit or Project



For an event, resource page or digital presence


Google Sites Resources

- Google Products

- Other Web Products

Google Sites Design Matters


Google-Produced Resources GCT Produced Resources
Exemplar Classroom Teacher Sites Exemplar Professional Development Sites

Additional Google Tips and Tricks:

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