Last week Google sent out a notice reminding domain administrators that the end of the classic version of Google Sites is near. That prompted me to publish directions for transition from the classic version of Google Sites to the current version. I also shared a set of tutorials for building your first website with the current version of Google Sites. Once you’ve made the switch to the current version of Google Sites, you might want to go beyond the basics to add some interesting features to your site to make it a one-stop shop for all of your students’ and parents’ needs. Here are some things you can do to enhance your Google Site with additional features. Embed Posters Into Google SitesCanva is my favorite tool for making all kinds of graphics including infographics and interactive posters. In the video below I demonstrate how to embed Canva posters into the pages of your Google Sites.Add a News Section to Google SitesIf you want to make sure that visitors to your site see the latest updates and news first, use the method demonstrated in this video to include a “latest news” section in your website. Add Physics, Chemistry, and Math Simulations to Google SitesPhET offers fantastic simulations for teaching math and science concepts. Those simulations can be embedded into your Google Site as is demonstrated in the following video. Add Padlet Walls to Google SitesPadlet is one of the most versatile ed tech tools that I use. You can use Padlet to create backchannels, collaborative KWL charts, video and image galleries, and even create interactive maps. All Padlet walls can be embedded into Google Sites pages. Add an Art Gallery to Google SitesWakelet, like Padlet, is a versatile tool for making collections of links, images, videos, and more. You can use Wakelet in conjunction with Google

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