Harnessing the power of Google Sites is the easiest and best first step in web design. The Google Suite is powerful and having this in your toolkit is an essential element of knowing how to use Google Apps in Education and your personal life. Possible uses could include developing a professional portfolio, class website, event website, and a wide range of other reasons to have a web presence. Web design can be difficult. With Google Sites it is made easy. With the new Google Sites, it now also looks professional and is easy to use. This course will take you step by step through the web design process and show you how to integrate images, videos, Google maps and other elements, whilst also tracking web traffic to your site. You will end up with a great looking site that is both manageable and stands out from the crowd. You'll be amazed at how simple it is to do and end up with a tool you can use over and over into the future.
In this set up lesson, you will be guided through how to create a new google account which you can then use for the rest of the course. Th account comes with access to all the Google services such as Gmail, GDrive, GCalendar, GMaps and Youtube. As well as many others.
I am an international educator who grew up overseas and have lived in Indonesia, Australia, Qatar and the Philippines. My background is in the Social Sciences but I have a deep passion for technology and how it interfaces with all subject areas and education generally. I believe in innovation, sound pedagogy and data driven evolution of practice. I have recently completed my Ed.D with my research focusing on instructional technology and distance education. I have been a IT Coordinator and Integrator for the past seven years and a teacher for 12. As an educator I try to practice what I preach in being a learner myself and place value in the discovery and investigation at the heart of the endeavors I undertake.