Education 2.0+, where we will explore strategies for learning with technology.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
In my sights: Google Sites
If you're still searching for the perfect internet platform for your class announcements and lessons, you need to check out Google Sites, a wonderful web portal for the classroom.
First, a little history. A couple of years ago Google acquired Jotspot, a wiki application. Back in February, the developed application was released for Google Apps users as Google Sites. Now, Google Sites is available for anyone to use.
I've set up an @edu site, as a place where I can keep all of my lesson plans, discussions, and the various media attached to them. Google Sites easily incorporates documents, photos, videos, slideshows, and a host of gadgets, which is one of the reasons I'm so impressed with it. Another reason is that its intuitive interface is very easy to use.
I hope you'll visit my @edu Google site often, as I will continue to update it with insights and lesson plans from my blog. It still needs a bit of work, but it already feels like home.
I'm an educator with experience teaching university level literature and writing courses. I've also had the pleasure of teaching high school, 9th through 12th grades, in both public and private settings. Now, I teach and consult other educators through my @edu blog and Google site.