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YouTube Video

The Tool: Google Sites

The Crib Sheet: Google Sites

Google Sites Help 

Resources: (compiled by the GCT Lead Learners)
Exemplar Google Sites:


Activity: Unit Lesson Plans

Pick a unit of study used in your classroom and develop a site that can be used to replace your curriculum binders. Work with a partner if you don't have a classroom example of your own
Consider some of the following: 
  • Who is your audience?
    • How will you organize your site to coincide with the chronological order of your lesson unit?
  • Who will you grant collaboration privileges to?  
    • Is this a Grade level team unit?
  • Will it be an informational page(static) or a working page (dynamic)?
Create a Site 
  • Collaborate on a test site or create one 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 should be students who will be using this site as their guide through the entire unit of study.
Extra Mile:
  • Create links to professional and personal information.
  • Embed a document or other media. 
  • 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="http://www.google.com/reader/ui/3523697345-audio-player.swf" 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.