Google Sites makes it simple for faculty and students to create and publish simple websites. At Fordham, Sites is a great way to share content and engage in collaborative learning. Students and faculty can use Sites to interact and stay up-to-date with course activity.
The app’s user-friendly interface allows teachers to easily create a private virtual classroom where homework and class content are shared and updated. Watch this brief video tutorial to learn more about how to start using Google Sites. Sites can be updated via a regular browser or with a mobile device.
Once a Google site is launched, it’s easy for teachers to create pages for syllabi, document class activities and events, and even share photos from class projects or outings. Embed documents, spreadsheets, images, and videos into the site so that it becomes the central place for all course and project information. Here’s a link to some more ideas, from EdSurge, a website devoted to helping teachers and schools find and use technology tools.
As mentioned in a previous post, one of the many reasons Fordham University uses Google Apps for Education are the robust possibilities they offer for collaboration and sharing documents. Google Sites allows both students and faculty to have all the information they need in one place.