Google has just released a completely re-designing Google Sites from the ground up…and teachers will LOVE it! You can now create a beautiful website by dragging and dropping elements onto your page. Of course Google Sites offers awesome collaboration features that have made Google Apps the foundation of so many of our classrooms.
You want responsive web designs that look professional on any platform and adapt to smart phones, tablets and computers with ease? Looking to embed content from Google Drive or other web pages without a degree in computer science and hours of time that you most certainly don’t have as an educator?
NEW Google Sites Cheat Sheet
To help teachers get the lay of the land for the New Sites interface, I’ve created a New Sites Cheat Sheet. The best thing about New Sites is the intuitive interface that will make it simple for teachers and students alike to show their creative side making their own websites!View Google Sites Cheat Sheet
Accessing the NEW Google Sites
- Sites created in the “Classic” version will remain unchanged for approximately 1 year
- Create a NEW Google Site through Google Drive
- Click “NEW” as you would to make a new file
- Select “More”
- Choose “Google Sites”
- Access Newly Created Sites via sites.google.com/new
- Classic sites can still be accessed by going to sites.google.com
Video Walkthrough of New Sites
There are some great video tutorials on YouTube showing the New Sites. I had the pleasure of doing a New Sites walk-through this past Sunday on the Tech Educator Podcast with Jeff Bradbury from Teachercast. I will embed that below for your reference.