Google Sites websites allow you to add a button to the pages. Buttons are very helpful to bring attention to links you particularly want students to click on. Insert Menu While editing your Google Site, notice the “Insert” tab in the right side bar. Scroll down a bit in the sidebar to find “Button.” Select the Section First The button… Read More »Insert Button into Google Sites
Google Sites is a quick way to create a website. Use sites.new to go straight to a brand new Google Sites. Go to sites.google.com/new to try out a template or find your already created Sites.
Google Sites is a quick and easy way to make a website. In 2020 a ton of new features were added (including the ability to create a site from a Template). One thing I use a lot when typing text is SHIFT ENTER. What happens when you press Enter in a Google Doc (and other places) is it creates a… Read More »Google Sites: Try Shift Enter When Typing
Hide Sections in Table of Contents One of the features you can insert onto a page in your Google Site is a table of contents. This automatically creates a list of the sections on the page. However, not all your sections are relevant to the page navigation. Google Sites Google Sites is a website building tool that integrates with your… Read More »Google Sites: Hide Section Navigation
New Features in Google Sites As always, Google is always getting better. Google Sites is no exception. Some exciting new features have come to Google Sites recently. Sites is an easy way to create a website that integrates Google Drive documents. Simply double click and choose Drive files to embed. Use Google Sites to create tutorials for students. Have students… Read More »3 New Google Sites Features
Google Sites Save to Google Drive Google Sites is an easy way to make websites. Why do I make things in Google Sites as opposed to other website building tools? Integration with Google Drive! Double click to insert text or items in your Google Drive. Super easy. Google Sites sites.new My favorite way to create a Google Site is to… Read More »Find Your Google Sites
10 Hidden Features of G Suite Not everything can be found in a menu. Here are 10 features of G Suite that you have to know to use. 1) Google Sites In Google Sites double click to reveal a wheel to insert content. Try making a Google Site by going to http://sites.new. 2) Force a Copy When I share my… Read More »10 G Suite Easter Eggs
Extract a Previous Version as a New Document In Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drawings versions are automatically saved. There is no save button because Google Apps saves for you! Back in the day when I used Microsoft Word I would frequently make copies as I worked just in case the file I was currently working on got corrupted or… Read More »Google Docs: Copy a Version
Try Dot New with Your Google Apps There is a new way to create your favorite Google App. End it in dot new. doc.new docs.new sheet.new sheets.new spreadsheet.new form.new forms.new slides.new slide.new site.new sites.new Control T I love an excuse to get in a tip to use a keyboard shortcut. Use Control T on your computer (Command T on a… Read More »Google Docs is NEW!!
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… Read More »Google Sites: Aligning and Centering Text and Images
Copy the Link to your Google Site Something to understand when you create a Google Site (or even a Google Form) is that the link to the edit screen is not what you can share with others. If you want to direct people to your website you need to copy the published link. Link Icon Newly added to the toolbar… Read More »Google Sites: Copy Site Link
Add Charts to Google Sites It’s way at the bottom as a list of options, but a pretty darn cool trick! The Answer is Always a Spreadsheet What happens when you click on Charts? It offers you a filter of your spreadsheets. What? YES! Step 1 is to use Google Sheets to create the chart you want. Step 2 is… Read More »Google Sites: Add Chart
Add a Favicon to Google Sites Well, that was easy! I just tried out the new feature to add a favicon to Google Sites. The favicon is the little icon on the tab when you’re visiting a website. Until recently the favicon was the Google Sites logo. You can now easily customize it to whatever you want. I will admit… Read More »Google Sites Favicon
Hide a Page in Google Sites I have ONE Google Sites with many tutorials. I create a page with the multi-media tutorial and then I hide the page from navigation. This means the viewer is unable to see the other pages unless I provide them the link. Think about it like when you have a bunch of Google Docs and… Read More »Google Sites: Hide a Page
Code Font in Google Sites This may seem strange but really there is nothing to look at here. The purpose of this blog post is to clear up some confusion about the option to “Code font” in new Google Sites rather than to give you a tip on what to do. Basically “Code font” is not for teachers unless you’re… Read More »Google Sites: Code Font