Google Sites iconWhat is Google Sites? Sites is a tool used to make websites, and those websites' publishing settings can be set to specific people, SFUSD-only, or public.

Start arrow New to this Google tool?

Check out our "Basics" section for resources to get you started off on the right foot.

Compass Ready to learn more about this Google tool and go further?

Take a look at our "Tips & Tricks" section to get ideas and suggestions.

Open padlock Not sure if your students have access to this Google tool?

The "Who can use" section outlines which grade levels have access to this tool.

Rocket taking off Wondering how this Google tool ties into Deeper Learning?

You've come to the right place! Scroll down to our Deeper Learning section for ideas and resources.

Google Sites basics

You can access Google Sites from:


Google Sites tips & tricks

Who can use Google Sites?

Google Sites permissions & access

All staff in SFUSD have access to create and publish Google Sites. Students can view sites and can edit existing sites. Students cannot create new sites without your school or grade level can going through a process to have Google Sites fully enabled for students.

Google Sites can be a powerful tool that students can use to build digital portfolios or to publish their work. More broadly, learning to build an effective website is an important college and career readiness skill. As you are aware, any time students are posting online, digital agency practices are a requirement. Built into the process of opening up Google Sites at your site are Digital Agency lessons that will help teach these very important 21st century skills. If you have any questions about getting access to Sites for students, please submit a Help Desk ticket.

Deeper Learning has 4 core instructional priorities

Person looking at some images and text while thinking Inquiry

The thinking and questioning of students is the focal point. Students build connections to prior learning and experiences, and are independent learners who make their thinking visible.

Three students working together Collaboration

Students interact in meaningful ways through conversation, or participation in collaborative structures. The educator serves as facilitator and a collectivist or communal approach is used. 

Three people linked with a dotted line to an image of a book Equitable Access & Demand

Curricula is designed and instruction is delivered to ensure access for all and cognitive demand for “each and every” student, supporting independence, not dependence.

Two people talking or communicating Assessment for Learning

Students are provided with time, space and support to set goals, assess learning, track progress and present their growth. Students are seen as co-designers of their assessment, owning and sharing their learning.


To learn more about Deeper Learning in SFUSD, visit the Deeper Learning Towards the Graduate Profile website.


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Sharing/collaborative sites

Assessment for Learning

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Safety guidelines for sharing student work
Digital agency resources
Virtual gallery walk
Publishing writing

This page was last updated on April 7, 2023