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  • Fionna Wright 21 Apr 2015 9:37am () in Google sites

    Hi Annette,

    I personally steer clear of templates as they have been set up to meet different needs and you may end up having to work through a process of deleting a heap of stuff that you may not need. This can be a technical nightmare if you are new to using sites.

    If you are building a Google site from scratch it pays to have a play in the backend with the Management settings. Start to familiarise yourself with page permissions, different page set up options such as 'Web', 'File cabinet', 'List' and page layout options. You can choose from different themes and customise these.  You can also add functionality such as 'Gadgets' into pages. 

    I agree, customising the design of a Google site can be tricky and maybe a little clunky if you are beginning on this pathway. But this will be the case whether you build from scratch or use a template - unless you find a really good one that meets your needs. (I've yet to see one...). 

    To set up a decent looking, functional site, start simple. have a play, become familiar with settings, inserts and gadget functionality . 

    Please let me know if you have any questions.

    Fionna

  • Fionna Wright 03 Oct 2014 1:13pm () in Collaborative Planning - What does it look like on screen?

    I've seen your online planning doc Tracey and it is extremely useful! A lot of work and thought put into it and so great to see the sharing.

    There is a plethora of links to websites and Scholarly articles for co teaching and planning in the 'University of Google', as well as books on the subject available on Amazon. However in regard to published books, I haven't come across anything from NZ. 

    Does anyone know of anything?

  • Fionna Wright 06 Aug 2013 11:51am () in Where I am heading? Day One (Linda Ojala)

    Kia ora Linda, 

    Thanks for sharing your experiences with us this week. I'm looking forward to seeing where this journey takes you. 

  • Fionna Wright 05 Jul 2013 12:24pm () in App Sharing

    Just downloaded the Storyboards App. It is free. The Premium version is expensive and allows for imports. However, the free version appears to be comprehensive enough for basic storyboarding.   

    Storyboards