Jason Calvert, a native English-speaking teacher from C.C.C. Kei Tsun Primary School, joined our Roundtable event to share his experience using Google Sites for students in early primary grades. Jason’s presentation is ideal for those who want to see a contextualized ‘case study’ of how to use Google Sites to create a tailor made ‘virtual classroom’ to meet your own needs. Jason’s micro-introduction is on the right.
Phonics has always been an important foundation for young students to develop English speaking and spelling, but teachers often find it difficult to design effective, explicit instruction on phonics. In Jason’s session, he’ll share his own experience of building a Google Site for phonics, and he’ll take it a step further by showing us how to easily build a Google Site for any teaching content. At the end of the session, he also helps you to distinguish features of the new Google Sites from classic Google Sites.
If you are interested in learning more about how to use Google Sites to teach phonics – or your own teaching content – don’t miss Jason’s sharing below.
View his presentation slides here
Jason’s “Navigating the New Normal” Sharing Session
Outline of Jason’s Sharing Session “Digitalising content to deliver online learning through Google Sites – A phonics teaching programme”
|Sharing Google Sites||01:18 – 02:40||introduction to Jason’s website: https://sites.google.com/cccktps.edu.hk/ele-phonics|
|02:40 – 05:05||Phonics Basics (pronunciation website shared)|
|05:05 – 06:47||Parents’ Corner (screen recorder platform shared)|
|06:47 – 08:17||Apps and Online Games (examples of phonics games included)|
|08:17 – 12:25||Songbirds Stage 1-6 (phonics recordings shared; Zoom annotation feature adopted)|
|Q&A session||12:41 – 15:05||can Google Sites be shared in private? Is it free?|
|15:05 – 18:15||how to deal with the possibly limited interaction with students in Google Sites? Is it too advanced for younger learners?|
|Creating a Google Site||18:15 – 26:47||demonstration of creating a Google Site page from a premade template|
|Review||26:47 – 27:53||review on Jason’s website|
|Q&A session||28:03 – 29:47||have students build their own phonics websites and comment on each other’s websites|
|30:19 – 33:30||how parents respond to Jason’s website|
|33:33 – 34:41||can Google Sites be shared on school website|
|Sharing Google Sites||34:41 – 36:30||another sharing of Google Sites: https://sites.google.com/cccktps.edu.hk/hfw|
|Comparing Google Sites||38:39 – 40:10||difference between new Google Sites and classic Google Sites|
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