Tag Archives: slides

How Many C’s Are In That Word Sort?

How Many C's in the Word Sort

How Many C’s Are In That Word Sort? When using technology I like to ask the question “How does this make learning BETTER?” Not just digital or more colorful but BETTER! The activity of sorting words by definition was never a critical thinking task. It is DOK 1. Students remember the definition and classify the […]

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5 Things About Google Slides You Did Not Know

5 Things You Did Not Know About Google Slides by Alice Keeler

5 Things About Google Slides You Did Not Know This is a little cheating as some of these features are new so you could not have known!! Google Slides is one of my favorites. I use it to have students GIVE ME information rather than get information. Truly transformative for teaching. 1. Insert Video from […]

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Google Slides: Give Me Three for Feedback

Choose 3 for Feedback

Google Slides: Give Me Three for Feedback It is not reasonable to be able to give all students high-quality feedback on multiple problems. However, the feedback loop is one of our most powerful tools for students to learn. Rather than turning in work for a grade have students turn in work for feedback. Google Slides […]

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Insert Google Drive videos into Google Slides

google Drive video in Google Slides

Insert Google Drive videos into Google Slides Google Slides just got a little more awesome today. Only being able to insert YouTube videos into Google Slides is obviously a problem for many schools. You can now insert a video from Google Drive into Google Slides. Short Clips You should NOT embed a super long video […]

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Google Math: Join Me In My Thinking

Google Math Join Me In My Thinking

Google Math: Join Me In My Thinking I love using Google Slides for math. As Diana Herrington says, it causes you to slow down and think. Duplicating slides allows me to build upon my thinking rather than simply layering all steps on top of each other. Inserting a text box on each slide provides me […]

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Create a Tutorial with SlideShot and Explore Tool

SlideShot Google Slides Tutorials

Create a Tutorial with SlideShot and Explore Tool Want to create a Google Slides with a tech tutorial? Try using the SlideShot Chrome Extension and the Explore tool built into Google Slides. Sample Tutorial To demonstrate how to use my alicekeeler.com/pulltheparagraph Add-on I started a SlideShot from the Chrome extension and went through the steps to Pull […]

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Create a Yearbook Using G Suite by @Jentechnology

google slides yearbook by jennifer scott

Create a Yearbook Using G Suite Guest Blog Post by Jennifer Scott Yearbooks are more than memories. They remind us of our youth, supportive friends, and caring teachers. These memory books are shared with our families and saved for generations. Sadly, not all students can afford yearbooks. Expensive software and conferences make the cost prohibitive […]

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Google Slides Transcript

Google Slides Transcript

Google Slides Transcript By happy accident the other day I figured out you can download a transcript of your Google Slides presentation to a text file. Use the File menu and choose “Download as” and choose “Plain Text.” Text Boxes and Speaker Notes What you get is a transcript of all the text boxes on […]

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Evenly Space Elements in Google Drawings (or Slides)

distribute evenly in google drawing and google slides

Distribute Evenly in Google Drawings (or Slides) When creating visuals in Google Drawing or Google Slides I sometimes need to space out the elements evenly. Control D One keyboard shortcut I find helpful is Control D (Command D on a Mac). This duplicates. When creating numbered circles I will create a circle with a 1 […]

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SlideShot + Google Slides Explore Tool

Google Slides Explore Tool and SlideShot Chrome Extension Alice Keeler

SlideShot + Google Slides Explore Tool The Explore tool in Google Slides is relatively new. It uses machine learning to predict attractive layouts for the slide. I have to admit it almost instantly became one of my favorite features. You can locate the Explore tool icon in the bottom right corner. While creating a slide, click […]

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Insert Drawings into Google Apps

drawing google apps

Insert Drawings into Google Apps I live for collaboration and feedback conversations instead of comments. This is what I love about using G Suite with Google Apps. Instead of scribbling comments onto a kids paper that they probably do not get a lot of learning out of, switching to inserting comments in a Google Docs, […]

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Google Slides: Choose Your Own Adventure

google slides choose your own adventure

Google Slides: Choose Your Own Adventure Eric Curts posted directions for using Google Slides to create a choose your own adventure style activity. Using hyperlinks within a Google Slides presentation, build a story or tutorial that asks the viewer to make decisions. Google Slides is probably my favorite collaboration tool. See what your students can collaborate […]

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Are The Students THINKING?

problem solving framework

Are The Students THINKING? I am a fan of Robert Kaplinsky who has some great blog posts on Depth of Knowledge (DOK). Check out his new post ” Is Problem Solving Complex or Complicated?” We sometimes give students strategies to tackle problems, but then we risk the students focusing on the tricks/tips/strategy rather than really […]

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Chromebook: Post Screenshots to Google Slides

Chromebook screenshots to slides

Chromebook: Post Screenshots to Google Slides One thing I advocate is for students to take screenshots of their work while they are working on a Chromebook. This provides a level of accountability for what the students are working on during class and also provides the student with images to discuss their work. Screenshots are easily […]

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Blank Google Slides for the Win

blank collaborative google slides

Blank Collaborative Google Slides Collaborative Google Slides is one of my favorite activities. They are super easy to do and are transformative as to what is possible in the classroom. I can create and distribute blank collaborative Google Slides to students in under 40 seconds. Chaos Collaborative documents are a new skill for everyone. Expect […]

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