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4. Create a Website
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In this video, you will create a website to share what you’ve learned about digital wellbeing and how to balance digital and non-digital activities.

This lesson uses Google Sites, but you could apply these skills and concepts in any website-building platform.

For this lesson, you will work with a group.

At times, you will gather around one computer.

At other moments, each group member will sit at their own computer.

To begin, gather around one computer.

Select one person to create and edit the website homepage while the rest of the group gives feedback.

Have one group member: Create a new website, Rename it, And share it with the other group members.

Choose a theme for your home page.

A theme is a preset layout that uses specific fonts, colors, and formatting.

Then change your header image.

The header is the top part of the page where your title appears.

Resize your header.

Next, give your page a title.

Below your header, add a text box.

Then, add at least three questions that you think your classmates should ask themselves about their digital wellbeing.

Change the font style and color...

Add another text box...

And add at least three guidelines to improve digital wellbeing.

Above your guidelines, add a title.

Change the format of your text box so that it stands out from the text box above it.

Resize your text box so there’s space for an image next to it.

Then, add an image.

Search for the image and make sure you have the right to use the image.

And position it next to your text.

After your group finishes your homepage, return to your own computer.

Find and open the shared website your group created.

Then, contribute your own, new page to the site.

On your page, add tips and information about digital wellbeing to share with classmates, friends, and family.

Your teacher may provide suggestions or assign you a specific topic.

Add images to make the information in your page interesting to readers.

Search for the image and make sure you have the right to use the image.

You can also search the internet for statistics about digital wellbeing and add them to your site.

Once your group has finished adding pages to your site, gather around one computer.

Before you publish your site, be sure to check it for personal information that you might not want to share online.

Avoid using full names, addresses, or other personal information, for example.

Then, publish your site.

Share the URL for your site around your school and community.

Improving digital wellbeing is a group effort.

Your site will help others reflect on their digital habits and balance their device use with other activities.

Your digital wellbeing helps everyone’s digital wellbeing.

Now, it’s your turn: Create a new website in Google Sites, Select a header title and image, Add information and images to your home page, And have each group member add their own page with additional information.

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  1. Create a new website in Google Sites.
  2. Select a header title and image.
  3. Add information and images to your home page.
  4. Have each group member add their own page with additional information.
  5. Publish your website.
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