A while ago Google purchased the wiki engine Jotspot and I was wondering where they would go with this tool. I registered interest in the next stage of this development and his week I got an email saying that Google had launched Google Sites. I’m not totally convinced yet, it seems to want to default to some kind of enterprise mode that encompasses your whole school, but it certainly has potential in that wiki space world.
Google Sites is the latest offering from Google Apps, a suite of products designed to improve communication and collaboration amongst employees, students, and groups. Google Sites makes creating a team web site as easy as editing a document. You can quickly gather a variety of information in one place — including videos, calendars, presentations, attachments, and gadgets — and easily share it for viewing or editing with a small group, their entire organization, or the world.
To get started with Google Sites, you’ll first need to sign up for the Google Apps edition that’s right for you (if you’re not already a Google Apps user). Start the sign-up process at: