Sunday, June 14, 2020

How to Create Your First Google Sites & 5 Ways to Customize It

Summer is here (in the northern hemisphere) and after a break from school you might start thinking about next year and what you need to do to be ready for it. Many people have been asking me questions like, "what can I do to be ready in case we have to switch back to online teaching next year?" One of the things that you can do is spend some time learning more about the features of your school's learning management system (Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams, Schoology, Canvas). Another thing that I've been recommending is creating a website to organize handouts, resource links, videos, and more.

There are many free tools for building websites. Google Sites is one of the best options for teachers who have Google accounts (either school-issued or personal accounts). Here are some tutorials to get you started on the process of creating a great website with Google Sites.

How to Create a Website With Google Sites

How to Include Videos in Google Sites

And here's a common mistake to avoid when using video in Google Sites.

How to Include Flipgrid Topics in Google Sites

How to Create Banners and Templates in Google Sites

How to Create an Art Gallery in Google Sites

How to Collaborate on Google Sites via Google Classroom