Before we begin, consider the way teachers historically organized their teaching materials. Over against the wall stood a filing cabinet. Each drawer was labeled with a specific subject. Inside the drawer, you would find file folders for each unit of study.
Google Sites provides a digital filing cabinet. Each unit plan, subject, and indeed – full year of materials – can be organized in a website.
Organize Curriculum Around Standards
Earlier, we discussed how to make standards-based unit plans using Google Sites. What if you’d like to link the entire set? It’s easy! Just create a site that links to each unit.
This fourth grade literature website, for example, houses little actual content. Instead, it acts as a file drawer, Each of the nine buttons on the home page links to a separate website with unit plans.
Organize Curriculum Around Topics
But what if you organize curriculum around topics or themes? The same principle can be applied. This Cinderella unit illustrates one way a website can act as a file drawer (or binder). On this page, for example, a grid organizes Cinderella-themed lesson plans. On this older Classic Google Site, PDFs are linked to text on the page.
With Google Sites you can create a special kind of link. What looks like a page on the navigation bar can link directly to another website. Therefore, to the user, it appears to be all one site.
Google Sites Organize Teaching
No doubt, organizing long-range plans is a monumental task. However, when you use Google Sites, it becomes more manageable. From lesson plans to unit plans to sub plans, these websites have the power to manage the stuff in your Drive. Student information can be managed through portfolios, seating charts, and behavior logs.