Google Sites: Creating a Blog Style Page

Google Sites Image

There are many things I like about Google Sites website creator. One of the best features is the ability to create multiple blog style pages. The advantage is to be able to have multiple courses, such as algebra and geometry, in one website.

Blog Style

A blog style webpage allows you to post an “article” everyday but not lose the previous content. When you post a new blog, the previous blog article goes below the new article. For teaching this is really important. I post the daily agenda on a blog style page. For students who were absent or need to look something up from previous days they only need to scroll down to find the previous content.
Blog Style Page

Create Page

Click on the create page icon at the top of Google Sites. Note that you have to be signed into Google Sites in order to see the editing icons.
google sites create page

Announcement Style

The default page style is “Web page.” Change this to the “Announcements” from the template options.
google sites choose announcements style page

New Post

This is an important thing to remember: Use the “New post” button, not the “create page” icon.
Google Sites New Post

 

It is easy to make the mistake of creating a new page instead of a new post. You will want to copy and paste the content into a new post if you accidentally create the wrong type of page.
new post

Beware the Pencil

If you go to the announcements style page and click on the pencil to edit, you are editing the header. If you want to edit the post, click on the post title to isolate the post from the other posts, then click on the edit pencil.
edit pencil