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Friday, October 9, 2015

How to Enable Page Level Permissions in Google Sites

Page-level permissions in Google Sites allows the creator of a site to share and grant collaborators editing access to specific pages within a site rather than giving collaborators access to edit the entire site. To use page-level permissions open your Google Site editor then click "enable page-level permissions." With page-level permissions activated you can share and allow editing for each page individually. In the video embedded below I demonstrate how to enable page level permissions in Google Sites.


Applications for Education
As I mentioned in the video, using page-level permissions is a good way to use Google Sites as a digital portfolio for your students. Give each student access to edit just the page that is assigned to him or her.

40+ Alternatives to YouTube

One of the most popular posts that I have ever written on FreeTech4Teachers.com was a list of alternatives to YouTube. Over the years I've updated the list as new sites emerged and old ones shut down. I updated the list again last night. You can see it here or here.

If you do have access to YouTube in your school, consider using tools like ViewPure and Watchkin to display videos without showing the "related" videos comments from YouTube.

How to Turn an Outline Into a Mind Map

When it comes to organizing their thoughts some students prefer to use an outline style while others see large concepts better when they're in a mind map format. Text 2 Mind Map bridges the gap between the outline format and the mind map format by providing a tools for creating both on the same page. In the video embedded below I demonstrate how to use Text 2 Mind Map.