Have students follow along with your while you are demonstrating this process.
Demonstratehow to get toGoogle Pageand how to view the "Google Apps"that will be covered in this lesson. Remember this is just a brief introduction to each of the Apps. They will be covered in the next activities.
Note: You have to be on Google webpage in order to get to any of the Google Apps.
In the Web browser:
Step 1 - In the Navigation bar in the web browser,typeinGoogle.com
Step 2 - In the top right-hand corner of the browser (in this case Chrome), click on the waffle-like image next to sign-in button.
- A window displaying some of the Google Apps will open to display some of the most popular Apps. Click on the"waffle image".
Notes:Google Apps are tools used for communicating. These Apps provide an easy way of getting hard work done in an easy and convenient format all housed within the same Drive
Step 3 -Click on"Sites"and a screen will appear that looks like this. Click on the red “Create” button. Next click on “in new Sites”as shown below. A new page will open as shown below.
Step 4 - Open the link below (or copy and paste into a browser) for step-by-step directions (hold down the Ctrl key and click the link). This will take you through how to name your site file, site and page.
Enter the site name of the business. As a demonstration, let’s enter “Pharmacy-R-Us”.
Next – Give your page a title – Let’s enter “One-Stop-Shop” as a title page.
Step 5–Adding a logo. Open the link below (or copy and paste into a browser) for step-by-step directions (hold down the Ctrl key and click the link). This will take you through how to add a logo to your site.
- If the students want to add a logo for their business, which is highly encouraged, then do so here.
- Click on upload and select the logo that you found. In this case I have already found logo and saved it to my desktop so it will be entered here as shown below.
- There are 3 options to choose for the background where the image will be displayed. Transparent was chosen as the demonstration. But have the students select them all to see which ones they like. The different background was also chosen here.
Step 6– Next you will show the students how easy it is adding a page, deleting a page, change the page order, nesting the pages under each other, setting a home page and hiding pages.
- Click on the link below and follow the steps for adding a page
- Click on pages and then the add symbol in the center
- Give the page a name. In this example the new page will be named “Services Offered”. Click “Done”
- The new page will appear with the title “Services Offered”
- At this point you can change the them if you don’t like the current one or just leave it as is.
- You will see a Home Page and the new page just created “Services Offered”.
- To nest the pages (have a sub-page under another page) you only need to create a new page then drag the page under the page you want to have a sub-page as shown below. You will see a down arrow indicating there is another page under the current one.
- Set a home page.
Step 7 – Adding images and content to your site is easy. Click on the link below to add content to your Google Sites.
- We will add images first.
- Click on “Insert” tab and a variety of selections to choose from will appear. Add some images either from the web or if you already have them saved then drag them onto the site. Three services were added and images that represent the service.
Step 8 – Previewing and Publishing the Site. Click on the link below to follow the steps to preview and publish your site.
- Click on preview and the following will appear
- There will be three options available to preview: On a phone, tablet or computer
- Phone preview
- Tablet View
- Computer View
- Click the “X” to stop previewing
- Click on the “Publish” button at the top of the screen. Type in a name you want to be published.
- A message will appear at the bottom of the screen indicating that the site has been published.
- Verify that the site has been published by going to that URL that you entered. In this example it is
That’s it – All finished!