Google Sites for Teachers

Last Updated on August 6, 2022 by Pat Ugwu II

According to Wikipedia, Google Sites is a structured wiki and Web page-creation tool offered by Google. The declared goal of Google Sites is for anyone to be able to create simple websites that support collaboration between different editors. In this article, teachers will learn the basics of Google Sites for Teachers and its importance to education.

Blended learning has now become a norm in the educational industry, the outbreak of coronavirus may have helped this trend, and it may stay for a long time. The educational sector across the globe will have no option but to adapt.

Google Sites for Education

Google Sites has a lot of features that make it a very good tool for educational purposes. The newly released version of Googles Sites is a tempting one. Schools seeking to build a platform for teachers to share ideas and recourses can adopt this wonderful tool from Google. As usual, the tool is free to use. Its user interface is also stunning.

With Google sites, a teacher can share their class note, video, and audio lessons. School management can also use it to track teachers’ activities with their students. Parents can also be given the opportunity to see what goes on between their children and teachers.

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Integrating Google Classroom with Google Sites

Google Classroom is a digital classroom that mimics the traditional classroom. It also gives teachers the ability to share teaching resources as well as give out assignments to learners.

Google Classroom can be integrated with Google Sites. While Google Classroom will be used to organize teaching resources by a teacher. Google Sites will be used to showcase different Google Classrooms and other elements from different teachers. This way, the school will have a complete system for their academic needs.

Advantages

  • It is free
  • It is fast and easy to edit
  • No programming or database skills needed
  • It is ideal for newbies
  • It does not require software installation
  • You can control access and permission

Disadvantages

  • It has limited functionality
  • Not good for business website
  • The Apps is limited to Google Apps only
  • The URL must start with the site.

Here are what educators are asking:

What is a Google site for teachers?

Google Site is a great way to showcase the work you have done as a professional educator. Whether you’re preparing to change positions or want to share your resources all in one place a Google Site provides a simple and free way to package it all.

How do teachers use Google sites?

Teachers use Google Sites to share your students’ work with the school community, create a portal for your class, and create and curate online resources. Try it by following this link.

What is the difference between Google Classroom and Google sites?

Do students have access to Google sites?

Google site is free. It is very easy to use and has a simple and student friendly interface. Anyone above 13 can join in and add content to it ( provided you give them access )

Can anyone view a Google site?

Anyone in the world may view this site (make it public) If you choose this option, you make the site “public” and, as it states, anyone in the world will be able to view your site without the need to sign-in or create a Google account to view the site.

How do I create a Google site for teachers 2020?

This is done by typing www.sites.google.com then follow on screen instruction with clean user experience. You can as well watch the below video to get started.

Learn From YouTube

If you wish to study the basics of these Google Sites using YouTube, the below video clip will put you through.

Final Thoughts

If you’re looking for a simple drag-and-drop web design tool for developing class websites, student project sites, or encouraging students to show their knowledge, Google Sites is the tool.

Its capability to integrate other Google products like Classroom, Drive, etc. makes the tool stands out.

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