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How to Make Your Own Google Sites Header Banner

posted Feb 5, 2012, 7:42 AM by Alex Ambrose   [ updated Feb 5, 2012, 7:49 AM ]

Notes & Links:
colourlovers.com > to select a color palette and create a pattern

Note: Picnik has been since bought out by Google so try: 
Google Site Steps:
General tab > take away site name at top of pages
Site layout > change custom logo, site width to 950px, vertical alignment middle, horizontal center

How can I cite Googlios?

posted Mar 21, 2011, 1:30 PM by Alex Ambrose

I recently was asked:How can I reference and cite the Googlios concept?

I really appreciated this question and want to make it easier for others to spread the concept. The "Googlios " concept and website was created by G. Alex AmbroseIt is copyrighted and licensed under  a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License (You can click on the this link or the badge below to read about the details of this license type)
Creative Commons License

So this means I have no problem with you sharing the idea as long as you provide attribute (credit G. Alex Ambrose and provide a link to www.Googlios.com) and do not use for commercial purposes (make money of this idea).

For a more formal scholarly citation you can use one the following APA citations from conference presentations I have given on this topic:

Ambrose, G. Alex ( 2010) "Googlios: 21st Century Skills & Learning in the Digital Age" Paper/Slideshow     

    Presentation for the 2010 Midwest Moodle Moot Conference

Ambrose, G. Alex ( 2009) "Googlios: Google Sites + ePortfolios = 21st Century Teaching and Learning

    4th Annual Inter/National Virtual K-12 Online Conference

Who is else is using e-Portfolios in higher ed?

posted Feb 28, 2011, 6:50 AM by Alex Ambrose

I have started a very rough list of  "Institutions Using E-Portfolios - Collaborative Matrix" that can be found at:
For a link to a list of "E-Portfolio Organizations, Journals, Associations, & Conferences" see: 

Note: (NCEPR) is my favorite organization and it has a nice comprehensive list of cohorts of institutions who have used and conducted research on the implementation of e-portfolios.
Some of my favorite programs:
LaGuardia Community College (oldest and one of the most successful program)
Clemson University (use Google Sites)
City U-Hong Kong (use Google Sites)
Virginia Tech
Kennesaw State University (Senior E-Portfolio Capstone Seminar)
Set Hall University (First Year of Studies Portfolio Project)

Florida State University (Career Services)
Univ of Illinois (eP as collective ethnography of research projects)
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) (Institutional Portfolio)
Note about some large scale Initatives
State Wide: Minnesota State Colleges and Universities implemented ePortfolio university-wide for approximately 34,000 students to use from freshman year through graduation to meet a valuable mix of student and institutional goals. https://portfolio.umn.edu/
National Movements: Australia and New Zealand

If you stumble across any other good examples I would be delighted if you added by commenting on this post below with a link.

Sample E-Portfolio Course Syllabi

posted Jan 2, 2011, 5:17 AM by Alex Ambrose   [ updated Jan 2, 2011, 5:28 AM ]

E-Portfolio Course Syllabus, Boise State University, Department of Educational Technology

Senior Capstone Course, Kennesaw State University

Conflicting Google Accounts

posted Dec 20, 2010, 8:32 AM by Alex Ambrose

Google Apps as an E-Portfolio Solution at Clemson U

posted Dec 20, 2010, 8:03 AM by Alex Ambrose

How to Build a Google Site from a Template

posted Nov 9, 2010, 4:26 AM by Alex Ambrose



How to Share Your Google Site

posted Nov 8, 2010, 1:28 PM by Alex Ambrose

This 5 minute video discusses owner/collaborator/viewer access levels and how to share your site.

How to Edit and Add Media to your Google Sites

posted Nov 8, 2010, 6:55 AM by Alex Ambrose

This 9 minute video will cover how to change page heading, page columns, insert images, add comments, add attachments, page templates, creating new pages, page settings, adding links.

How to Change the Appearance of your Site and Make it Your Own

posted Nov 8, 2010, 6:50 AM by Alex Ambrose

This short 4 minute video will show you how to customize and change your site's theme, color, font, and edit sidebar.

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