Sunday, March 8, 2015

Progress on Google Site

These last two weeks has been all about Google Sites. I totally immersed myself in studying the various features and uses of Google Sites. Read through all the basics and advanced lessons at the Google for Education training center and actually set up a personal site. I also took the Google Site test and passed.

One big lesson learned these past two weeks of training myself on sites is that "practice makes perfect". I found that the more I play with the site advanced features, adding each one of them to my site and practicing how to use them, the more I master them and get more confident in using them. I am sure that there are still more to learn and am excited to keep updating my knowledge on sites. Here are some of the features that most excite me:

  • Embedding media, calendar, maps and inserting videos in sites.
  • Using all the different page types ( web, announcements, file cabinet and list )
  • Managing the sidebar and horizontal navigation menu.
  • Creating the page-level permissions in my site.
  • Linking my site and my blog journal.
  • Knowing that I can make copies of the site I create using my school domain.
I am looking forward to helping the teachers that I work with, create their own sites. Am sure like myself, they will be excited to learn how easy it is to set up a Google site and use it in making a more engaging classroom for the students.

Next week I will go into Google Calendar. We use calendar a lot at school to schedule different events and I am going to dig dipper into the various ways calendar can be used even more effectively.

Stay tuned!!!

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