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Google Sites: Aligning and Centering Text and Images

New Google SItes aligned text

Google Sites: Aligning and Centering Text and Images

New Google SItes aligned centering text

Adding Text Side by Side with Images

The new Google Sites is pretty darn easy to use. I use a lot of Google Sites for exactly that reason, convenience. I go to sites.google.com/new, click the plus icon, and double click on the page to add content. Up and running fast!

Centering Text with an Image

One of the challenges is when you put elements side by side. I double click and add a textbox. I resize the textbox to be skinnier so I can add an image to the right. The text is now in the upper left of the alignment with the image. This can leave a lot of white space. Centering the text would be preferred.
text side by side with an image

Add a Blank Textbox

The trick is to add additional textboxes without text. Double click and choose “Text.” Below that, double click and choose “Text” again. This stacks 2 textboxes together. Usually I forget that I want the blank textbox and I end up needing to create a blank textbox below the text. Look for the “grippy dots” that allow you to grab the blank textbox and drag it above the text. Thus centering your text with the image to the right.
Add a blank textbox


5 Easy Steps for Teaching with Digital Tools

Introducing digital tools into your teaching can seem challenging at first. There are many tools out there, and it might feel like there’s a lot to learn. But with easy steps for teaching with digital tools, you can start simply and gradually. There’s no need to dive in all at once – just take it one step at a time. Taking easy steps for teaching with digital tools starts with trying something!

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Students Prepare to Present

Help Your Students Prepare to Present

Maximize student success in presentations with ‘Speaker Notes by AliceKeeler,’ the ideal Google Slides add-on. Enhance how students prepare to present with easy transfer of speaker notes to Google Docs, promoting effective communication skills. Dive into the world of engaging, technology-aided presentations and empower students to shine in their academic endeavors. Discover the key to transforming student presentations into interactive, skill-building experiences.

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Infographic 7 Basic Steps for a Google Form

New to using Google Forms? This tool is essential for teachers to not only save time but to be adaptive to student needs. Use Forms to survey students, play games, personalize instruction, and assessment. This infographic on the 7 basic steps for a Google Form will help you get started.

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Online Workshop: Get Your Add-on Published

How can you make Google Workspace (Docs/Sheets/Slides) even better? You can create custom Add-ons with Google Apps Script. Wondering How to Get Your Google Workspace Add-on Published? Join Alice Keeler, Google Developer Expert, to learn the steps to get your Add-on officially published.

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