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Good point, and the new sites is extremely easy to use.

*Elizabeth McCarthy, MAT*
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On Thu, May 4, 2017 at 1:25 PM, Lori Lisai <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> For the younger grades, I agree that a template is super helpful.  On the
> other hand, I wonder if after a couple of years of PLP experience, students
> may be able to take advantage of the new design features of GSites while
> just using the PLP critical elements as their guide?  Just a thought...but
> maybe we are being gently nudged toward personalizing sites, not just the
> plan?
>
> Lori
>
> On Wed, May 3, 2017 at 3:16 PM, Elizabeth McCarthy <
> [log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> I know other Google Apps features are added after a considerable response
>> from users in the Send Feedback forms which are located in every Google
>> App...i.e. Classroom- updates continually added based on teacher feedback,
>> Docs- the Explore/citation feature was brought back, etc... To find the New
>> Sites Send Feedback area, just open a new site and click on the 3 dots in
>> upper right corner. Have teacher and anyone you know ask for a template
>> option that was available in the old sites.
>>
>>
>>
>> *Elizabeth McCarthy, MAT*
>> *Digital Learning SpecialistGoogle for Education Certified Trainer*
>> Google+google.com/+ElizabethMcCarthy
>> <https://www.google.com/+ElizabethMcCarthy>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Wed, May 3, 2017 at 3:10 PM, Lauren Parren <[log in to unmask]>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Thanks Lucie et al.  Yet I still see no mention of templates becoming
>>> available.  Without them our portfolio system will be challenged greatly.
>>> Can you use your insider info to let them know that feature is crucial?
>>> Should the rest of us contact them individually?  I’d love to know before
>>> next fall if I need a new solution for portfolios.  Thanks.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> *From:* School Information Technology Discussion [mailto:
>>> [log in to unmask]] *On Behalf Of *Lucie deLaBruere
>>> *Sent:* Wednesday, May 03, 2017 10:10 AM
>>> *To:* [log in to unmask]
>>> *Subject:* Transferring to NEW Google Sites updates
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> I know some of you get these announcements... but I get so many
>>> questions about this one topic... I thought I'd post the new announcement
>>> here to  in case you have not seen this
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> From Google Updates
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> https://gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com/2017/05/an-update-on-cl
>>> assic-google-sites.html?m=1
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> When we launched
>>> <https://gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com/2016/11/a-totally-rebuilt-google-sitesnow.html> the
>>> new Google Sites last year, we promised to share more information in 2017
>>> on how to migrate from the classic version of Sites. Today, we want to give
>>> you a better sense of what’s coming and when, so you can effectively plan
>>> for the eventual shutdown of the classic Sites product.
>>>
>>> *Migration tools*
>>>
>>> In Q4 2017, we’ll launch features in the classic Sites that will help
>>> site owners migrate their content to the new Sites. In 2018, we’ll provide
>>> tools that will enable G Suite admins to effectively manage the migration
>>> process. Stay tuned for more details on these features and tools later this
>>> year.
>>>
>>> *Deprecation timeline*
>>>
>>> We plan to take your feedback on these migration tools into account when
>>> scheduling the deprecation and shutdown of the classic Sites. With that
>>> mind, we’ll only announce a firm timeline *after* the migration process
>>> is underway for many customers.
>>>
>>> A few things to note:
>>>
>>>
>>> ·         Once announced, the deprecation schedule will include *at
>>> least one year of unchanged operation followed by three months of read-only
>>> operation*. Migration will be possible throughout, including during the
>>> read-only phase.
>>>
>>> ·         When the read-only phase ends, all unmigrated sites will be
>>> preserved as a takeout archive.
>>>
>>> ·         Before deprecating the classic Sites, we’ll ensure that the
>>> new Sites includes several features necessary for team sites, portals,
>>> knowledge bases, and intranets. These will include at least the following:
>>>
>>> o    Search a site
>>>
>>> o    Restrict access to published sites
>>>
>>> o    More granular access to different sections of sites
>>>
>>> o    Embed URLs and code in sites
>>>
>>> o    Notifications of site updates
>>>
>>> o    Create larger sites, including deeper hierarchy
>>>
>>> o    Corporate themes
>>>
>>> o    More text formatting options
>>>
>>> o    Custom web addresses
>>>
>>> o    API capabilities
>>>
>>>
>>>
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