Today we talked a lot about Google Sites, and touched on other background things such as writing HTML and embedding outsider gadgets.
As I use a ready-made syndicate site at school, and my PRT site was made from a template, I have not made a site from scratch before. It may seem a bit bland to make a 'sandpit' site, one designed purely for someone to play around it, for hours, but it afforded me a lot of learning opportunities.
I now know how to create a site, change all of its settings, layout and design features, turn particular features on/off, add content from many sources and then 'bling' it up (aka making it pretty).
It will be awesome to create on I can use for my learners, as I can design it in such a way that makes sense to myself and my learners.
I also learnt a little bit about how to read, write, edit and embed HTML code.
Here is a little Youtube explanation of what HTML is.
Note: this Youtube video is inserted into this blog post using HTML!
We played around with inputting resources from different sources into a Google Site, and shared these with each other.