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Google Sites: How to Add Attachments and Links

March 21, 2013

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This video tutorial reviews how to add attachments (such as Microsoft Office, iWorks, and PDF documents).  Sometimes it is also necessary to add a hyperlink to a Google Site.  These hyperlinks (or just “links”) link to other places on the web.  If you are working on a cool website or have a presentation such as a Prezi you’d like to show, having links […]

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Google Sites: How to Edit Navigation

March 21, 2013

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Editing the navigation (links to pages) on a Google Site can be tricky.  Pay attention to this video!  It will show you different ways to customize how links to other pages appear on your Google Site or digital portfolio.

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How to Create a Google Account

March 20, 2013

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In order to create a great digital portfolio or Google Site, you must first have a Google account.  If you already have a Gmail address, then you also have a Google account.  Gmail is just Google’s version of email. A Google account includes Gmail, but also many other “Googly” products like Google Docs/Drive, Google Calendar, Blogger, and many, many others.  If you already […]

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Google Sites: How to Create and Set-up a Google Site

March 12, 2012

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Now that your Google account is created, you’re ready to set up your Google Site/Digital Portfolio.  When setting up your site, you will select a template or theme, site name and URL (web address), as well as decide with whom you will share your site. Deciding how to share your site is VERY IMPORTANT!  If you’re creating a digital portfolio, you do not want your […]

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Google Sites: How to Change Site and Page Layout

March 12, 2012

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Once you’ve setup your Google Site/Digital Portfolio, the next step is getting the layout (where things are on the site) where you want them.  There are two types of layout – site layout and page layout.  When changing the site layout, all pages within the site change.  When changing the page layout, the layout only […]

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Google Sites: How to Insert Text and Images

February 27, 2012

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This tutorial video shows you the basics – how to add text and pictures.  Similar to word processing programs like Microsoft Word, Google Sites offers users formatting options such as font style, size and color of font, as well as emphasis formats such as bold, italics, and underline.  Google Sites does not offer quite as many options as Microsoft Word […]

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Google Sites: How to Share Your Finished Site and Final Thoughts

February 3, 2012

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Finally, we’re ready to share your wonderful sites!  Congratulations for making it this far and creating a fantastic digital portfolio! This tutorial is quick and easy.  It gives some final words of advice for maintaining your digital portfolio. It is very important for you to keep your portfolio up to date! The video also reviews how to keep your […]

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Google Sites: How to Embed Google Docs

February 3, 2012

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Displaying final product work is the magic of the digital portfolio!  You will be able to look back years from now at projects you worked hard on and feel pride for the work you created.  There are many different ways to display final products on a Google Site.   This video will show how to embed (or […]

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Google Sites: How to Add Pages

February 1, 2012

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Congratulations!  If you have followed the digital portfolio creation series, you should at this point have your home page complete (if not, go back and complete videos #1-8 of this series). The next step is to add the interior (or project) pages.  This video shows you how to not only add pages to your website or digital portfolio, but also how to […]

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Google Sites: How to Add an Announcements Section

November 3, 2011

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Many times people don’t want to search endlessly on your site looking for new stuff….make it easy on your audience and include an announcements section where you can quickly and easily update what’s new on your site, what’s new with you, or anything else you may want to share that relevant to your digital portfolio. […]

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