Teachers become the learners

Classes included account creation, adding feeds from subpages and linking to external sites

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Gause Elementary School teachers Allison Such and Wendy Morrill learned how to create new web pages for their classrooms during a Google sites class.

Two groups of Washougal educators attended optional, district-sponsored classes on creating web pages using Google Sites late last month.

The hands-on classes were co-facilitated by Washougal High School teachers James Bennett and Rochelle Aiton, with assistance from Les Brown, district technology director. Participating teachers were led through the process of creating an account, customizing a main page in Google sites, adding feeds from subpages, integrating a calendar, linking to external sites, and adding attachments via a file cabinet feature or Google Docs.

“I really appreciated all of the choices and variety of features the Google Sites class offered for developing web pages,” Hathaway Teacher Lisa Kaaihue said. “I have used other sites to create web pages and felt this site offered the most diversity of features.”

For more information about these classes or other staff development initiatives, browse the staff development page of the Washougal School District website at