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Bringing It All Together with Google Sites

Google Sites combines many of Google's powerful tools with a large collection of third party gadgets for you to create a functional and fun website for your classroom.

Shortened link to this page:

The Tool: Google Sites

The Crib Sheet: Google Sites

Google Sites Help

Sites- Summer14

Portfolios (Personal Learning Plans)

Embedding Google Products in Google Sites Videos:
from GCT Molly Schroeder

Exemplar Google Sites:


Activity: Build Your Own Project

Come up with ideas with your neighbor about what site will work for you.
Consider some of the following: 
  • Who is your audience?
    • Will you use it in your classroom?
  • Who can you collaborate with?  
    • Grade level teachers?
  • Will it be an informational page(static) or a working page (dynamic)?
Create a Site 
  • Collaborate on a test site or create one for for use in your role as an educator.
  • It should be a quick mock-up as a proof-of-concept that you can use when you return to work. 
  • The audience can be students, parents, or colleagues
Extra Mile:
  • Create links to professional and personal information.
  • Embed a document you created during the Google Docs segment. 
  • Play with embedding (Insert>) lots of Google Tools
Create a Banner

Embed Content
Inserting a video player for a Sites attachment.

Extra Light Year:

Use the Google's old MP3 Player code to embed an audio file:

<embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="" flashvars="audioUrl=MP3_FILE_URL" width="450" height="40" quality="best"></embed> 

Copy the code above, replace MP3_FILE_URL with the link to your mp3 file. In Edit mode, click the HTML button in the toolbar.  Paste the embed code. Click Update. Click Save.

<embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="" flashvars="audioUrl=" width="450" height="40" quality="best"></embed>

You will see that the code links to the player hosted on this page.  I uploaded the old Google Reader Audio Player to this page below. Big thanks to this guy for making it available.  You can download it yourself and host it on your own site to make sure that it continues to work in case something happens to the file on this page.

Jim Sill,
Sep 14, 2013, 11:11 AM
Jim Sill,
Nov 22, 2010, 4:06 PM