I was a fan of the old Google Sites, but admittedly it was clunky. Last year when Google announced its launch of the new sites I was stoked! It was the update I had been waiting for for years. The look is sleek and it’s easy to build a beautiful site. Now that it’s out of just the edu market, I’m even more thrilled. This video will kick off my video series on the New Google Sites!
On my classroom website, I like to have a countdown for events. These might include Days until:
- Minimum days
- Breakout EDU sessions
Other ideas include:
- End of semester
- Days until a project is due
Doing this is easy! Log into your site. Locate the ‘Gear’ and navigate to ‘Edit Site Layout’.
Once this option is selected, the top bar should show that you can now edit the Site layout. Next, locate ‘Sidebar’ and select the ‘+’ to insert a countdown.
This will then bring up a pop-out window. There will be several options to choose from such as Navigation, Text, and Countdown. Once you select Countdown, you will be able to configure your countdown. Name your event and set the date. When finished select ‘Ok’.
Now in the upper right corner, select ‘Close’ before exiting.
Once your Countdown has expired, setting the next one requires you to ‘Edit Site Layout’. Simply navigate towards the ‘Gear’, go down to ‘Edit Site Layout’, locate your expired Countdown, and hover your mouse. Notice the tag ‘Edit sidebar item’.
This will bring up the ‘Configure Countdown’ window. Identify your next Event and Event Date, select ‘ok’, then ‘Close’.
Many districts automatically have their logo attached to header on Google Sites. Deleting the Logo is an easy process.
Ever wonder how some get that nifty countdown for ‘Days until….’? Fortunately, it’s an easy edit. Here’s a quick tutorial to show you how you can edit your sidebar to include text, countdowns, and navigation.
I’ve been asked many times how I got my horizontal navigation bar. You know, those handy tabs that appear along the top of your Google Site. Well, the process is fairly easy:
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Google Sites is great for many classroom uses, including: School Websites, Class Websites, Group Projects, and Student ePortfolios.
Inserting a Document, Presentation, Form, or other Google products is as easy as Insert > Choose > Save
This is a quick tutorial on how to insert an image using Google Sites.
This is a step by step video that shows you how to create a Site in Google Sites.