UD shortcut to Google Sites: http://gsites.udel.edu
Google Sites for multimedia projects, portfolios, faculty websites
Faculty have found a number of innovative ways to use Google Sites to advance their learning goals: from engaging assignments that spark common interests, to showcasing multimedia options, through guidance about hosting achievements within a professional web presence.
- Edit your website anytime from personal or public Internet-connected devices.
- Use any browser as your web page editor: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, etc.
- Use a familiar toolbar to make changes:
- Login to the University of Delaware's Google Sites using your UDelNetID and password,
- Click the "Create a new site" button,
- Name your site, choose a theme, and click the Create site button.
Now that your site is created, use the Google Sites' buttons to create new pages, edit the current page, control your page settings, and manage your site's layout and colors.
- Fred Hofstetter, Education, created a series of Google Site tutorials to help students and faculty master this tool.
- Radford University's video series:
Mary Beth Kramer, Chemistry & Biochemistry, discovered that a shared Google Doc word processing file functioned as a pretty good chat room. Mary Beth could hold office hours online and have students join her from scattered locations. The shared document became an archive for those who could not attend. Moreover, this chat room accommodated mathematical symbols and chemical illustrations.
Fred DeMicco, Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management, used Google Sites in wiki fashion for his students to develop "55 Trends Shaping the Future of the Hospitality Industry and the World." Fred's book forms the basis for the 55-page Web site, and students contributed new findings over the course of the semester and as a foundation for further research in future semesters. ATS provided in-class instruction.
Anu Sivaraman, Business Administration, used Google Sites to provide guidance to business students for building a professional public Web presence. Her goal was to guide business students in building a public professional web presence.This UD Portfolio Web site provides guidelines and demonstrates Google Sites' capabilities.
Phillip Penix-Tadsen, Foreign Languages & Literature, has students create a web site written in Spanish about the relationship between populist politicians and different types of media. The site includes links to videos, Twitter pages, Facebook sites, and official Web pages. For each source, students provided their own commentary and analysis in Spanish. This example by Ashley Mortimer looks at Barack Obama. Watch a video outlining Penix-Tadsen's reasons for choosing Google Sites to support this activity.
Sandy Baker, Behavioral Health & Nutrition, brings together valuable campus and public resources for her advisees. Her advisement website offers students a welcoming message and provides access to valuable academic and career resources. The website breaks the ice and paves the way for a relationship with the advisor. A well-planned site allows the students to receive the advising help they need anytime and anywhere. See her poster about the project presented at the 2011 National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Conference.
- Kate Slaugh-Sanford, English, Technology Montage had students build compelling showcase in lieu of a typical pursuasive essay using one of the mediums showcased in the Technology Montage website, or another pre-approved venue. The focus may be of global, local, or personal importance.
- Suzanne Cherrin, Women's Studies, refershed her web presence by switching to Google Sites. Now she can keep her information current without having to rely on a web master to uplodad her pages or explain HTML code. See her faculty home page and then create your own.
- Carolyn Manning, Behavioral Health & Nutrition, used WebCT's content module to host a portion of her class content. Our current course management system doesn't support the interface as well so a Google Site was brought into service. The image below suggests the versatility a Google Site can lend to a project. Visitors are even greeted with an audio "ni hao", "hello" in Chinese, when accessing the main page.
University of Delaware faculty may showcase their unique use of Google Sites by contacting us.