131 – Google Sites

Drops down a further 33 places in 2019

Google Sites lets you create simple, secure group websites. Share information with a few people, a whole organization, or the entire world.

Website: sites.google.com
Availability: Online

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: 57

Past Overall Rankings
2018: 98.   2017: 74     2016: 96     2015: 68     2014: 75      2013: 93
2012: 33    2011: 43     2010: 29     2009: 71     2008: 59      2007: –

Comments from some of those who selected Google Sites as one of their Top 10 Tools

  • “Very easy to create a free website, particularly for light, internal audiences to collate materials around a given subject.:” Anon, UK
  • “This is an excellent eportfolio solution. It is also useful for creating workbooks” Anon, New Zealand
  • “I have moved my classes out of our LMS onto this open platform. Its been a much better experience for us all.” 2015
  • “provides the ability to create & publish accessible content”  Shannon Bosley 2013
  • “an easy way to get a web/wiki site up and running” Stephanie Horden
  • “This wiki based service provides the capacity to develop online-learning communities in ways that I feel surpass any of the efforts that many have been making to put the power of community/collaboration in peoples hands.  (ex. Microsoft has likely spent a great deal of time and money to enable the Innovative Teacher Network… yet it falls far short of the quality or potential of Google Sites.)”  Mark Arnold

A Practical Guide to Google Sites

Here you will find some links to external resources on how to use Google Sites for teaching, training, learning and development.

At the bottom of each of the Tools pages there is a section How to use [the tool] for Learning. It provides basic guidance and links to resources on how to use the tool for teaching, training, learning and development.

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