Google Sites combines many of Google's powerful tools with a large collection of third party gadgets for you to create a functional and fun website for your classroom.
The Tool: Google Sites

The Crib Sheet: Google Sites

Google Sites Help

Get Started with Page Level Permissions

GWE KCUSD - Google Sites

Exemplar Google Sites:


Activity: Build Your Own Project

Come up with ideas with your neighbor about what site will work for you.
Consider some of the following: 
  • Who is your audience?
    • Will you use it in your classroom?
  • Who can you collaborate with?  
    • Grade level teachers?
  • Will it be an informational page(static) or a working page (dynamic)?
Create a Site 
  • Collaborate on a test site or create one for for use in your role as an educator.
  • It should be a quick mock-up as a proof-of-concept that you can use when you return to work. 
  • The audience can be students, parents, or colleagues
Extra Mile:
  • Create links to professional and personal information.
  • Embed a document you created during the Google Docs segment. 
  • Play with embedding (Insert>) lots of Google Tools
Create a Banner
Embed Content
Inserting a video player for a Sites attachment.

Extra Light Year:

Use the Google MP3 Player code to embed a audio file:

<embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="" flashvars="audioUrl=MP3_FILE_URL" width="400" height="35" quality="best"></embed>

Copy the code above, replace MP3_FILE_URL with the link to your mp3 file. In Edit mode, click the HTML button in the toolbar.  Paste the embed code. Click Update. Click Save.