ALEX Learning Activity


Creating and Publishing a Google Site

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  This learning activity provided by:  
Author: Alli Flowers
System:Mobile County
School:The Pathway
  General Activity Information  
Activity ID: 2392
Creating and Publishing a Google Site
Digital Tool/Resource:
Nearpod: Building Your Own Web Page/Google Site
Web Address – URL:

Global collaborators will be taken through the steps to create their own Google site to use as an online portfolio.

This Nearpod lesson can be teacher led or student paced. Students will need to have a Google account to log into to use this resource.

This activity results from the ALEX Resource Development Summit.

  Associated Standards and Objectives  
Content Standard(s):
Digital Literacy and Computer Science
DLIT (2018)
Grade: 5
17) Publish organized information in different ways to make it more useful or relevant.

Examples: Infographic, student created website.

Unpacked Content
Evidence Of Student Attainment:
Students will:
  • publish organized information in different ways to make it more useful or relevant.
Teacher Vocabulary:
  • infographic
  • student created website
  • organized information
Students know:
  • information can be created and published in different ways to make it more useful, easier to understand, or relevant.
  • multiple ways to create and publish information.
Students are able to:
  • organize and publish information in different ways such as infographics, student
  • created websites, digital books, audio, video, etc.
Students understand that:
  • information can be organized and published in different ways using images, text, inforgraphs, websites, digital books, etc.
Learning Objectives:

At the end of this lesson, students will have created their own web page. They will know how to add pages and subpages to publish organized information in different ways to make it more useful or relevant.

  Strategies, Preparations and Variations  

Students will create a web page using Google Sites. It will be up to the teacher as to who will have access. The Nearpod lesson is designed to work within a Google School System, but can work on students' personal accounts with teacher supervision.

Students will be able to share their site with their classmates for peer editing/peer review and teachers an alternative to handing in assignments and as a portfolio. 

Nearpod is an interactive classroom tool for teachers to engage students with interactive lessons. Nearpod offers complete lessons that include both instruction and activities. Activities can be teacher-led or student-paced.

This particular lesson is designed so that it can be student-paced. Of course, it is up to the teacher whether he or she allows it to be done this way. 

The teacher needs to log into his or her Nearpod account and launch the lesson, whichever way he chooses, and then share the activity code with the class.

Assessment Strategies:

Students will be sharing their site with the teacher.

It is recommended that teachers either use a grading rubric to check off 1) student has shared site, 2) site is properly named, 3) biography is there, 4) separate pages for each subject.


Teacher gives students a new assignment (can be PPT, report, etc.) for student to add to a new subpage beneath teacher's subject. Some of the grade will come from the assignment itself, and some from it being properly posted.

Advanced Preparation:

Teacher needs a Nearpod account to launch the lesson.

Students must have access to their own Google accounts, either school or personal. 

Variation Tips (optional):

Social studies classes can use this for students to post daily current events.

Notes or Recommendations (optional):

This activity can be done in any subject/grade and updated throughout a student's tenure in a school/school system.

  Keywords and Search Tags  
Keywords and Search Tags: build, content creation, Google, share, Webpage