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Samantha Vardanega sitting at a desk speaking to the audience

Samantha Vardanega. Photo by Margund Sallowsky

Workshop Round-up: Get Started with Google Sites and Blogger

On Wednesday 8 October, 2014, we were delighted to host Samantha Vardanega at RMIT University in Mebourne, Australia. Samantha spoke to 50 RMIT teaching and professional staff about Google Sites and Blogger.

The workshop was hosted by the LTIF project, Beyond Blackboard Course Shells: “What on earth are they using?”

Workshop Overview

Google Sites and Blogger are two powerful tools for creating and sharing content with your colleagues, students and the world.  In this session we learned how to choose and get started with the tool that’s best for your situation.  We explored how to create, configure and share sites and blogs, and make them look professional and stylish. We also learned how Sites and Blogger integrate with other Google tools. We discussed how these technologies can be used by staff and students in teaching, learning, research and administration.

You can access workshop learning materials and Storify record. The video will be added shortly.

Wide screen photo of RMIT staff at workshop, Samantha Vardanega at front

RMIT University staff at workshop on Google Sites and Blogger. Photo by John Benwell.

About Samantha

Samantha Vardanega is a Google Certified Teacher and Google Education Trainer with more than eight years experience in tertiary education. She was first introduced to Google Apps at Monash University, where she spent several years helping staff and students find innovative ways to teach, learn, research and work together. As a consultant at Simplify Solutions, Samantha is now helping schools, universities and business in Australia get the most out of their Google Apps journey. She regularly presents at events around Australia, as well as delivering customised training sessions for educators, administrators and IT staff at any level. Samantha’s in-depth knowledge of Google tools allows her to tackle even the most complicated questions or problems with real answers and creative solutions.