Yesterday in Part 2 of “Build a Teacher/Student Collaborative Website with Google Sites-Projects, Assignments and Calendars” we covered how to add assignments, projects and a classroom calendar to your collaborative Google classroom site.
Today we will show you how to add documents, files and links to your site for easy access. There are many times that call for sharing of this type. For instance, many classroom teachers find a great resource and would like to share it with students. Sometimes the URL (web address) is an easy one such as CNN.com. However, most of the time the URL is long and complicated. How can you get the URL to your students? Easy–put it in the Documents section of your new Google Site.
Take a look:
Google Sites does not allow for a lot of individual storage. A regular Google Sites account limits you to 100 MB of personal storage. But nothing says you can’t take advantage of Google Docs, Dropbox or Windows SkyDrive storage. That’s why the web url option in uploading documents is very nice. This is a great option for video files as they are quite large!
The Documents section is a great way to give students and parents easy access to great resources. You do not have to email the resources numerous times, just simply put it into your Documents module once!
In case you missed the previous posts:
Tomorrow we will have some real fun by adding Videos and Pictures to our site! Stay tuned!