Please note: I offer a full range of consultancy and website creation services for individuals, educational establishments & businesses, so if you'd like your own website site but don't fancy making it yourself then please get in touch for a free quote.
In the 21st century, students should have the opportunity to access all of their learning resources and materials on-line on whatever internet enabled platform they wish to use, be it Mac/PC, mobile phone, PDA or games console. Because of this, many schools, colleges and university's have already invested in a VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) - the most popular of which is currently Moodle.
However, if your institution has not yet established a VLE, you can use Google Sites to easily build your own course pages for your students to access their materials from.
Alternatively your students could use it to build their own site to co-ordinate or showcase a group project or demonstrate individual work, like an e-portfolio.
Please watch the video below to learn more about Google Sites:
Google has put together a comprehensive guide for teachers wanting to use Google sites, you can access it below:
You may also like to read this free ebook on the same topic by Richard Byrne:
Google Sites can also be configured to automatically optimise their appearance when viewed on a mobile device.
The Google docs community channel on Youtube has put together a series of training videos that show you how to get strarted with Google sites.
If you want to make your own website, but don't want to use Google, then you may also want to check out some of the alternatives below: