February 27, 2012

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Google Sites: How to Insert Text and Images

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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February 10, 2012

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Amazing Kid Photography

Into taking pictures?  No, I’m not talking about taking pics in the mirror or with your friends necessarily…I’m talking about meaningful photographs that embody art and design. Each year National Geographic Kids™ sponsors an International Photo Contest (IPC) specific to kids with the goal of challenging the creativity and skill of young minds. Recently, the […]

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February 6, 2012

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Bill Gates Discussing Steve Jobs

As many know Steve Jobs the co-founder of Apple passed away this past October.  Below is an interesting interview with Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, about Steve Jobs.  At one time in history, Steve and Bill were considered rivals (as seen in the movie Pirates of Silicon Valley).  Ultimately, however, these two men inspired […]

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February 3, 2012

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

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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February 3, 2012

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Google Sites: How to Embed Google Docs

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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February 1, 2012

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Google Sites: How to Add Pages

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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November 7, 2011

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Fun and Running: An Inspirational Tale of one Lady Intent on Making Lives Better through Running

Love it when people selflessly do good things… Fun and Running.

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November 3, 2011

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Google Sites: How to Add an Announcements Section

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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November 2, 2011

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Google Sites: How to Add Video

A great way to enhance a digital portfolio or other type of website is to add video.  Google Sites makes it easy to add video from YouTube or your computer (via upload to Google Drive). If you’re adding video to a digital portfolio, I recommend using videos that showcase you and/or your work.  For this video example, we’re going to […]

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November 1, 2011

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Google Sites: How to Insert Tables and Lists

For the purposes of layout (where things go on your site), sometimes we may need to use a table to help keep our stuff in the proper place on the site.  Don’t worry, you can always make the border of the table invisible so that your audience doesn’t automatically see a table. Lists are also very important.  In Google Sites, we can […]

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