Tag Archives: presentation

Alternatives to Student Presentations

Let’s keep things interesting and mix things up! I’m a fan of focusing on the learning objective, not the assignment. Providing students choices for ways they can demonstrate their learning definitely keeps things interesting!! When we ask students to “create a presentation” or “make a brochure” you can almost hear the groaning in the room […]

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Google Slides: Lock Down Slide Content

I love to use collaborative Google Slides. I am frequently asked about how to keep students from editing my slides in the template. While you can not restrict editing on Slides like you can a Google Sheets spreadsheet, there is a trick that will help keep the slide from being edited. Create the Slide First, […]

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Google Slides: Discussion Template

What can you not do with collaborative Google Slides? It is such a versatile tool, you can almost use it for everything. Google Slides are a great way to get started using tech and Google Classroom. Create a blank Google Slides and have students insert an idea, a picture of their work, draw something, concurrently […]

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Google Draw and Slides: Tips for Creating Templates

The drawing features in Google Draw and Slides allow you to create templates for your students to manipulate. Create math manipulatives, annotate maps, Venn diagrams, model their understanding of concepts, and more. Here are some tips to help you to create the templates. When students are manipulating one template, use Google Drawing. If you want […]

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Using Google Slides to Teach

Google Slides is an amazing tool to teach with. There are so many applications and unique ways to use Google Slides. Below is a crowdsourced presentation started by myself and @htullman of ways to use Google Slides to teach. Feel free to add a slide and to use the Slides presentation yourself! Link to presentation: http://goo.gl/Ua7MaK

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Google Docs: Prompt Students to Make a Copy

A feature of the old Google spreadsheets was to be able to append &newcopy to the end of the URL. What this would do is when you share a view only link with a student, it would prompt the student to make a copy. This is a feature I used all the time with students […]

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Google Slides: Viewing Speaker Notes in a Presentation

If you are using Google Slides for your presentations you may be wondering how you can view your speaker notes during the presentation. S key Use the keyboard shortcut Control Enter on a PC or Command Enter on a Mac to enter presentation mode. You can also click on the “Present” button in the upper […]

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Google Slides: Whole Class Presentation

Presentation posted with permission from my students.  Google Slides is one of my favorite products to use with my class. If I share the presentation with the class they are all able to add a slide to the same presentation. Jigsaw For this jigsaw assignment I had students work in groups to create a short […]

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Creating QR Codes

If you would like to create QR codes for your class here is a workflow that works for me. ShortenMe Using the Chrome web browser install the ShortenMe chrome extension. Click Here What this extension allows you to do is create a short URL and a QR code from any website.   Google Slides Create […]

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Converting a PowerPoint Attachment to Google Slides

  If someone has emailed you, in Gmail, a PowerPoint and you want to be collaborative, you can open the PowerPoint right in Google Drive. No office software required. Find the Attachment The attachment will be at the bottom of your Gmail. You will recognize the file format at PowerPoint by the orange P in […]

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10 Easy Steps: Creating Presentation Templates in Google Slides

If you are a user of Google Slides presentation tool you may want to take it to the next step and create your own templates instead of always using the default theme. One reason to do this is for student projects. If you have a particular way you want students to put their project together, […]

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Creating Slides for a Presentation

  An app I like for my iPad is Haiku Deck. What is nice about Haiku deck is that it makes creating a presentation not only easy, but beautiful. The hangup is that Haiku deck is only available for the iPad. Haiku Deck automatically searches for images using the keywords in your title slide. The […]

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Equation Editor in Google Presentation

In Google Docs there is an equation editor that allows for users to insert math symbols into the document.  Unfortunately there is not an equation editor for Google Presentation. A work around is Daum Equation Editor, a Chrome App that will launch in the Chrome web browser. The Daum Equation editor works like most equation editors, a […]

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Color Picker in Google Presentation

I like to use a Presentation tool to create posters.  For the upcoming Central Valley Computer Using Educators Tech Expo I was using Google Presentation to make door signs.  The logo for the event had a light yellow color along the bottom.  I wanted to extend the bottom of the logo to create a solid […]

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