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Google Sites

Google Sites is a Google web application that allows users to create simple websites.

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Google Sites is a Google web application that allows users to create simple websites. Google Sites is free to use (with a paid option that offers more storage capability) and is included in

Google Sites is a Google web application that allows users to create simple websites. Google Sites is free to use (with a paid option that offers more storage capability) and is included in the Google Workspace which offers discounted rates for nonprofits (including a free tier). If you’re looking for a simple drag-and-drop web design tool for developing class websites, student project sites, or encouraging students to show their knowledge in different ways, check out Google Sites.

If you’re looking for a simple drag-and-drop web design tool for developing class websites, student project sites, or encouraging students to show their knowledge in different ways, check out Google Sites.

Current known uses in the sector

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Pricing

You can use Google Sites with any free Google account. Google Workspace offers discounted rates for nonprofits (including a free tier).

Service Context and activities

Google Sites can be used in Citizenship Preparation, Community Connections, Employment-related, Information and Orientation, Library Settlement Partnership, Settlement Workers in Schools, Pre-Arrival as a tool to share information with Newcomers.

Make sure you do not use a personal Google account. Your organization should have an account, or you should create a separate account that is specific and only for work-related websites or pages created on Google Sites.

Ease of use & Accessibility

Creating websites/pages using Google Sites is fairly easy and intuitive. You can create sites using existing templates or from a blank canvas. General information on using Google Sites with assistive technologies can be found on Google’s Use Google Sites with a screen reader page. Additional useful information about accessibility can be found here.

Mobile friendly

Sites created on Google Sites are mobile friendly.

Privacy/security features (including data security and message encryption)

When creating a Google account, a valid name, email address, username, and password are required. It is also optional to provide a phone number to recover your account if the password is lost. Upon creation of your account, Google closely tracks your searches, bookmarks, and location services, among other data. These underlying data collection practices and Google’s sharing of your information with third parties make the use of Google tools for personal purposes unsafe.

Multilingual capabilities

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