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Google Teacher Website Support

Extreme Makeover Website Edition. Google Sites Google Sites, part of the Google Apps for Education, is used for teacher websites.  Teachers have the option to create an individual site or create a collaborative site with their grade level or content area team.  Google Sites Learning Center
 
On this page, you will find the following:
Getting Started
Building the Site
Ready to Publish
Please Note [information you place on your site, good web design and some things to avoid]
School Logos
 
 

Getting Started
District guidelines for your teacher site [required and suggested content]
5 Steps to create your site
Change your site's layout, theme, colors or fonts
Going to make a group site?  When you share the site with your group members, you will want to make them owners  as this will allow them all access to the site.  


 

Building the Site
 
Inserting Items

Inserting google documents
Inserting a google calendar [Create a new one so you are not using your personal one.]
Adding a remind.com stream widget

 
 
 
Ready to Publish

 
Check the following before you publish:
  • Share Settings are set to Public on the Web.
  • All required information is present on your site.
  • The school logo is on your site.
  • The navigation links work and go where they are supposed to.
  • The links and uploaded documents work [Google documents should be set to anyone with the link can view]

To publish your site go to:  Dysart.org - Staff - Teacher Google Sites [Under Editors] -Click the Required Items and paste in your website address - Submit

**Please note that you will need to update this web address if you create a new site or join a group site.  If you just edit your old one you will not need to republish.  Teacher websites will be moved to new schools and locations over the summer.
 
Please Note

All subject matter on web pages must relate to curriculum, instruction, school activities, or general information that is relevant and appropriate.  The majority of content is required to be hosted in the district provided website; however, external links to additional resources are encouraged. Student work should be published when it relates to a class project, course, or other school-related activity. No personal information, such as home phone numbers or addresses, should be included for any student. Schools, teachers and staff members, however, must provide email and work telephone contact information on their web pages as a convenient means of communication for their web site visitors. The District reserves the right, without notice, to remove any link that references a web site deemed inappropriate or contrary to District policies.

Good Website Design is more about the information provided then the actual design. Focus on your information and content first and design second.
  • Be consistent and  make everything match.  Heading sizes, font choices, coloring, spacing, design elements, photo choices, etc. Everything should be themed to make your design coherent between pages and on the same page.
  • In creating your navigation, make sure pages go to where they are supposed to and the site is easy to get through. Ask some students and fellow colleagues to take a tour of your site and see how they do.
  • Keep your links current.
  • Check spelling and grammar.
  • Keep images small.
  • Make your attachments PDFs so all can read.
  • Make your inserted Google docs are shared to the appropriate audience (typically "anyone with the link can view.")
  • Cite your sources for images, video, etc.

Some Things to Avoid
  • Make sure the colors of your background and text are professional and reflect good design principles.
  • Try to avoid putting text on images.
  • Save the image first and then insert the image [If the image is from somewhere else the link and image can change.]
  • Consider the amount of information that is on a page.
  • Replace broken links.
  • Consider the amount of animation and time it takes to locate needed information.
 
School Logos
[Right Click and Save image to place in your site]

PK-8 Sites
 

Ashton Ranch Logo

  

Canyon Ridge Logo

 

Cimarron Springs Logo

 

Countryside Logo

 
Dysart Elementary Logo
 

El Mirage Logo

 

Kingswood Logo

 
Luke Logo
 
Marley Park Logo
 

Mountain View Logo

 
Parkview Logo
 

Rancho Gabriela Logo

 
Riverview Logo
 
Sonoran Heights Logo
 

Sunset Hills Logo

 

Surprise Logo

 
Thompson Ranch Logo
 

West Point Logo

 

Western Peaks Logo

   


High School Sites
 

Dysart High Logo

 

Shadow Ridge Logo

 

Valley Vista Logo

 
Willow Canyon Logo
 
Sundown Mountain Logo