Thursday, November 4, 2010

Build your website with Google Sites

I read an article today on school websites and what is involved in setting one up and maintaining it.  There are many web creation businesses that can be hired to do this, with a charge for the initial work in creating the site, as well as an ongoing hosting fee and further costs to maintain the site.  The process seems to be both time consuming and expensive.

I believe that schools, with their limited resources, should use and alternate option, this being using Google Sites.  The Lakeview School site was set up by someone with limited ICT skills and is now maintained by staff and students.  It is very simple to set up a Google Site, and even easier to maintain it.  Best of all, there is no cost whatsoever; all that is required is enthusiastic staff members and motivated students (all schools have more than enough of these!).

I cannot recommend Google Sites enough.  If your school doesn't have a website, or does have one but it is not updated on a regular basis because the process is just too difficult, get on Google Sites.  You won't be disappointed!

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