Clarify Tutorial: How to create a Google Site
For this project, I created a tutorial for my online class called “Google Apps for Educators and Schools”. This course gives educators some insight on various Google Apps that they can integrate into their teaching. One Google App we focus on is Google Sites. This tutorial will be a supplement to the videos I have them watch on various ways to create Google Sites.
Learning Objective: The students will be able to create a basic Google Site looking at this step by step tutorial.
Lesson Design: This tutorial was designed to be the initial steps to creating a Google Site. This will take place after the learner reads information from Google on the importance of Sites (https://www.google.com/edu/training/get-trained/sites/basics.html). This Site will be accessed via a Google Doc that is shared with them when they enroll in the course.
Clarify Tutorial: Google Sites – The Basics
Multimedia and Contiguity Principles
As Clark and Mayer say it, “People learn more deeply from words and graphics than from words alone.” However, the graphics that one chooses to correlate with the words is very important. From E-Learning and the Science of Instruction, we have learned there are 6 different types of graphics that support learning. In this lesson, I mainly used representational graphics that were the visual images of buttons that needed to be pushed in order to properly create a Google Site.
As for the contiguity principle, I aligned each graphic and associated words together so that the learner can easily access the next step without having to go back and forth between screens or tabs. From Clark and Meyer, we have learned that learning is better from integrated text and graphics than from separated text and graphics.