The new Google Sites, with 🎉 drag-and-drop and 🎉 real-time co-editing, is looking simple for the moment (just a few themes to choose from), but things are guaranteed to change, ala Google's MO. Luckily, my favorite feature is already in place: 🎉 seamless integration with other GSuite products. And a must-have feature? 🎉 automatic optimization of Sites for different devices.
(One drawback is that you can't move your classic site over to the new.)
For those who would like a little assistance with visuals (always pausable) and a friendly, authoritative voice, try the video tutorials below, created by excellent trainers I personally trust.
The video tutorials are in reverse chronological order. I will add more I recommend, as they become available. Grab a cup of your favorite beverage for the shorter tutorials, or linger with a second cup for the longer tutorials: your choice!
•The All New Google Sites for Schools - Video Tutorial. Eric Curts. Control Alt Achieve. Article, with resources. Dec. 15, 2016. [Length: 1:16:23]
•EdTechTeam Live: Google Sites Demo and Q and A. Emily Fitzpatrick, Director of Professional Development. EdTech Team, Nov. 21, 2016. [Length: 31:41]
•NEW Google Sites 2016 for Educators. Flipped Classroom Tutorials, Nov. 20, 2016. [Length: 8:31]
I selected some pre-release tutorials, created by experienced trainers who had a sneak peak of Google Sites, out in Beta in June:
•The NEW Google Sites - 2016 Tutorial. Technology for Teachers and Students, Aug. 22, 2016. [Length: 17:58]
•How to use the New Google Sites - Tutorial 2016. Jamie Keet. Teacher's Tech, June 24, 2016. [Length: 16:03]