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Google Sites (Sites) is a free tool to create websites. Sites is an intuitive web development tool that allows you to use a ready-made template and add elements such as text, links, videos, images, quiz forms, and more. You can customize the appearance of the site with layouts, logos, and themes. No website development experience is necessary! 

Programs use Sites to create organizational websites. Support staff use it to share PD resources, and teachers can make websites for their classes as a repository for learning resources or as a class website. Sites can be used to complement Google Classroom as well as other platforms and tools. How do you imagine you could use Sites?

This second session will build on the basics presented in the first session (see the  Description section) and add more advanced features such as external web links with customized buttons, a Google Calendar, and a customized URL.

The facilitator will lead you through the step-by-step process of creating and enhancing your own website.


    This professional development activity/course is designed for:

  • Technology coordinators, advisors, directors, teachers, and anyone interested in creating a website


The total time for this offering is up to four PD hours (for both sessions) plus independent development time. 

  • The first session is Friday, April 16 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. with the option to stay until 3:00 p.m. for additional development time with the facilitator.
  • This second session is Friday, April 30 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. with the option to stay until 3:00 p.m. for additional development time with the facilitator. 

You will register for each session separately. Those who need to gain proficiency with the prerequisites (see below), please register for the first session

Assignment: Between sessions, participants can apply what they have learned to continue the planning and development of their websites. The facilitator will provide support and feedback on your draft website.

Note: We will be contacting you a week before the session with information on how to join online. Watch for a confirmation email from

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this professional development activity/course, you will be able to:

  • Further develop your Google Site with enhanced features such as a customized logo and URL, buttons, and captions to carousel images
  • Publish, unpublish, share, and continue to edit/update your website
Presenter(s) / Facilitator(s)

In order to participate, you need to be comfortable working with Sites or have created a Google Site for your context, and know how to select a theme, add pages, and choose a layout with text and video.


United States

PD Center
SABES Program Support PD Center - Digital Literacy and Distance Education
Topic Area
ABE/Adult Education
Blended Learning
Digital Literacy
Distance Learning