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

Elizabeth McCarthy, MAT
Digital Learning Specialist
Google for Education Certified Trainer


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 Specialist
Google for Education Certified Trainer


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
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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

 

 

 

When we launched 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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