The long-awaited new Google Sites is now live in the apps4pps domain. The new editor has an easy-to-use interface and attractive design and integration with G Suite apps. You can read more information about the new Google Sites here.
From Google support:
Migration tools to transition your classic sites will be released in 2017. Both classic and new Sites will continue to be supported during this time. Timelines and instructions regarding the gradual depreciation of classic Sites will be released in 2018. The specific depreciation date will be announced at least one year in advance.
Until the recommended migration tools are released, you can migrate an existing classic site using the following methods:
- Rebuild your site using new Sites.
- Copy and paste content from classic Sites to new Sites.
- Add a banner to your classic site redirecting people to the new site URL.
New Google Sites learning resources:
Follow this link for more news and updates about Google Apps and this link for more information about the new Forms feature.
Forgot to post the newsletter I started this year. Links to latest issue and first issue below.
Google Summit Registration is Now Open
Hooray for the back-to-school rush. It’s already time to start thinking about your plans for October 14. We have another fantastic Google Summit planned for this year, with two locations for easy access. Here’s what you need to know for this year:
- In addition to the learning on docs, calendar, YouTube, and more, we’re adding a focus on augmented and virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and what’s on the horizon for our classroom tech. We’ll have devices and gear to play with.
- We have two keynote speakers, one for each site. Expect an active hands-on experience for the morning opener!
- Each participant will receive a day of great learning, lunch, and a summit t-shirt.
- This year’s registration cost is $50 per individual and $40/per person for groups of ten or more. (You can attend for free as a presenter or volunteer. See the registration page for details.)
Some recent Google news:
Google is killing off Hangouts on Air in September [The Verge]
Meet Google Duo, a simple 1-to-1 video calling app for everyone [Official Google Blog]
Taking learning beyond classroom walls with new features for Back to School [Google for Education Blog]
- Parents and guardians stay informed with Google Classroom email summaries
- Annotations help students color outside the lines — and the classroom
- More Expeditions thousands of miles away or inside the human body
- More Google for Education features for busy teachers and curious minds
New Google Drive search feature makes for easier filtering to find your stuff (hasn’t hit the apps4pps domain yet)