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sites

Session Overview

Part 1: The Basics - What and Why!
  1. Google Sites Overview
  2. When is Google Sites your answer?
  3. Activity: Brainstorm ideas for a classroom website
    • Homework
    • Calendar
    • Reminders
    • Links to blogs on school website
    • Attachments / Handouts to print
    • Curriculum overviews
    • Project descriptions
    • News
    • Resources - cool links
    • Students and parents
    • Photographs / videos
    • Teacher Biography
  4. Planning and managing your site
Part 2: Advanced Control of Your Site - How!
  1. Sharing and Publishing
    Important Note: The default for Google Apps is to allow anyone within your domain to edit the page.  You can change this when you sign up OR in the Share settings.
  2. Advanced Content - Embedding
    • Picasa albums
    • Calendars
    • Docs (Documents, presentations, forms, spreadsheets)
    • YouTube
    • Add Discussions with Google Groups
    • Non-Google embed codes (Code Wrapper Gadget / Screencast)

  3. Advanced Design - Taking Control
    • Layouts
    • Creating Template Pages
    • Changing the Logo (Try Flaming Text to make your own!)
    • Customizing your Navigation / Horizontal Navigation
    • What else do you want to do, but can't?
Part 3: Hands-on Activity #1
Time to put some of these ideas into play.
  1. If you don't have a Google Site that you are already using, starting planning one out and create 
  2. If you already have one, add at least two items discussed above.
  3. Debrief
    1. What did you add?
    2. What additional value did it bring your site.
Part 4: Bringing it Further - Think Like a Wiki
  • Branching Stories
  • Micropedias
  • Document Analysis
  • Collaborative Textbook
  • And more...
Teacher Examples
Student Project / Collaborative Examples
Resources
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