Switching to a Google Class Website to Give Students More Resources


This year I have started to develop a Google website for journalism.  I have been meaning to do this for years, and had a WordPress site that didn’t get much use about five years ago.  I think the Google site will be more valuable to students mainly because of the Google Docs embed options and the embed video options.

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How to create a Google Site from your GMail account.

The link to the site is here.  It is in Death Star or almost operational mode.  I plan on developing it over the year with more tutorials, outlines, and useful web resources.  The more I think about how technology can be used in the classroom the more important I think having a highly developed teacher website becomes to a class.

I chose Google because I use Google Docs and inserting documents, forms and videos is very easy.  Modifications are also fairly intuitive.  To start building your site you need a GMail address.  On the top menu on the GMail homepage is a more button.  On the bottom of that drop down menu is the EVEN MORE button.  Click on that and then navigate down to the Home Office section where there is a link for SITES.  Click on sites and then you can begin creating your site.  I recommend not using any of the themes.  You will have more options for modification if you don’t use one of your themes.

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How To Create a Google Site in the Even More Window

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