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6 Reasons to Choose Google Sites

You use Google for Education so here are 6 Reasons to Choose Google Sites.

6 Reasons to Choose Google Sites

Google Sites is a free and easy-to-use website builder that allows users to create and customize their own websites. It is part of the Google Workspace suite of productivity tools and can be accessed through a Google account. With Google Sites, users can choose from a variety of templates and designs to create a professional-looking website, or they can start from scratch and build their own custom layout. Google Sites also offers a range of features and tools, including the ability to add text, images, videos, and other multimedia content, as well as the option to embed other Google products, such as Google Maps and Google Calendar. In addition, Google Sites allows users to collaborate with others in real-time, making it a useful tool for team projects and collaborative websites. Overall, Google Sites is a user-friendly and feature-rich website builder that is suitable for a wide range of uses, from personal blogs and portfolios to business websites and online courses. If your school uses Google for Education there are many great reasons to use this tool. Here are 6 reasons to choose Google Sites:

1. Free

If your school uses Google for Education then Google Sites is free for you to use. The sites you create are saved in Google Drive which makes them really easy to find.

2. Easy to Use

Google Sites has a simple interface that is easy for teachers and students to use, even if they have no experience with web design. Simply double click on the page to add content. Don’t forget to publish the site to allow viewers to see changes to site.

Note: Make sure you set the viewing permissions and share the publish link not the edit link.

3. Versatility

Google Sites can be used to create a variety of web-based resources, including class websites, online lesson plans, and student portfolios.

4. Integrates with Other Google Tools

Sites integrates with other Google tools: Google Sites integrates seamlessly with other Google tools, such as Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides, allowing teachers to easily incorporate these tools into their lessons.

5. Collaborative

Google Sites allows multiple users to edit and collaborate on a website in real-time, making it a great tool for group projects.

6. Mobile Friendly

Google Sites is responsive, meaning it can be accessed and edited from any device with an internet connection, including smartphones and tablets.

6 Reasons to Choose Google Sites

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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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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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