Looking for an effective way to create a learning portal for your classroom, which integrates blogs, multimedia, documents, and a variety of interactive features? Consider using the recently announced Google Sites application, part of the growing suite of solutions offered as Google Apps. This YouTube video provides a nice overview:
Apparently your organization has to have a domain configured with Google Apps for Google Sites to work. So if you are a teacher wanting to set this up on your own, you are out of luck unless you’re willing to configure (or your administration is willing to configure) your entire school domain to work with Google Apps.
I’ve been wondering how Google was going to integrate the wiki technology from Jot.com (not to be confused with the unrelated voice-to-text service Jott.com) since they purchased Jot months ago. I like Jot and have used it to share my list of personal Macintosh software applications for a couple years, and recently created a new page of iPhone web apps I like. I think Google Sites is the answer to my question.
For more information about using Google Tools for learning inside and outside your classroom, visit the Google for Educators website regularly. The Classroom activities section of the website has expanded and now includes many submissions shared by members of the Google for Educators Discussion Group.
Google Sites looks great! I’m confident I’ll find a project in the not-too-distant future which is well suited for its functionality.
Thanks to Chris Duke for bringing Google Sites to my attention. 🙂
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