Sunday, December 22, 2019

How to Add & Edit Google Sites Image Carousels

One of the better features added to Google Sites in 2019 is the image carousel option. Image carousels let you display a large collection of images in a gallery that site visitors can scroll through. As you'll see in the video that is embedded below, your image carousel can occupy as much or as little of page as you like.

Applications for Education
Image carousels are great for displaying a set of pictures from a school event like a holiday concert or a field trip. Image carousels can also be great for students to use on their own sites to share pictures to document the process of building something for a class project. Student can caption in the images to help explain the significance of each picture. Google Sites includes an option for easily captioning the images in the carousel. That caption option is demonstrated in the video above.

Word Game - A Simple Game Vocabulary Game

Word Game is a simply named simple vocabulary and trivia game that you can play in your web browser. To play the game simply go to and you're into the game. The game consists of single questions that test your vocabulary and trivia knowledge. Only one question appears on the screen at a time. You do have to create an account if you want to save your scores and track your progress. Otherwise, it's completely free to play.

Word Game also offers a Chrome Extension that will display a new word and its definition whenever you open a new tab.

In the following video I provide a demonstration of Word Game and its corresponding Chrome extension.

Applications for Education
Word Game is the type of site that is nice to keep in a list on your classroom website or Google Classroom page under the heading of "things to do with extra time" or "things to do while waiting for classmates."