Creating a website used to be very involved, time consuming, and special skills and knowledge were required. That has changed dramatically, especially over the last few years, with a variety of online website builders including Google Sites.
Creating a website with Google allows the adult education teacher thousands of ways to create a repository of resources or archive of class materials, publish event calendar dates, link to other sites used by students, and answer the question “what did I miss?” by pointing to the class website. A website is a gateway to engagement for students, teachers, and community. And, because the site is created with one Google account, it will work and blend seamlessly with Google's suite of tools (Docs, Slides, Forms, etc.) for easy sharing, updates, and access.
All participants will receive guidelines for building a good website, have hands-on practice of building a website using Google Sites, and be shown examples of class pages as well as personal sites to model Student Portfolios online. Other related topics will be covered as well including domains, sharing, and other topics as they arise.
At the end of the session all participants will have built their own functional website containing media, links to resources, and embedded documents that can be shared with students or colleagues.