Maybe I am just lazy, but I am liking how easy it is to create websites with Google Sites. They really get the simplicity down for users. And my list of sites keeps growing, as I added a place for all of my book and graphic novels reviews that run elsewhere first but needed a home under one roof. I have used Google Page Creator, but that seems more and more clunky and I think Google is phasing it out (although I may be wrong about that).
Want to see some of the Google Sites I have created?
- Boolean Squared (of course)
- Kevin’s Comics (for longer comics)
- Book Reviews (for picture books and graphic novels)
- Home to my workshops on technology and writing
And here are a few that I have created for my classroom or with students in other programs:
- SummerWRITE 2008 (claymation, writing and digital story camps from Western Mass Writing Project)
- Adventure Stories (from my students)
- Ask the Candidates comics (from my students)
- The Heroic Journey Project (now underway)
So, why does Google do it? Their philosophy, from what I have read, is that the more people who are online, the more people who may click on their advertising links in their Google Search, and the more money they get. I understand all that and I can live with that, as long as my sites don’t become home to a barrage of advertising.
Do you use Google Sites? (And see her for information from Google on using its tools for the classroom)
Peace (in building footprints),