Transforming classroom learning into an engaging and interactive experience just got easier with the ‘Dice Slides Add-on’ for Google Slides. This tool aims to add a touch of creativity and fun to teaching methods. It integrates dice elements into Google Slides, opening up a world of possibilities for educational games, random selections, and decision-making activities. Let’s see how slides dice can make your lessons more dynamic and involve students in a playful yet educational way. Get ready to explore the capabilities of this add-on and see how it can bring a new dimension of interactivity to your classroom!
This post has been updated to reflect the latest version of Dice Slides by Alice Keeler.
Roll Dice in Google Slides
One of my favorite sayings is “I don’t use Google Slides to give information, I use it to GET information.” Using Google Slides to make a presentation is probably the least likely thing I do with Google Slides. It’s an awesome collaboration space! While using Google Slides in edit mode rather than presentation mode your students may have need to roll some dice. Maybe for math, maybe for a Slides game you created, maybe as a way to take turns… who knows!
I have publicly published the Dice Slides Add-on. You can now install it from Google Workspace Marketplace. The Add-on collects NO user data, no PII and can be used with ANY Google Slides.
Under the EXTENSIONS menu you will find the add-on “Dice Slides.” Use this to roll dice within the Google Slides.
A pop up window will let you know the outcome of the dice roll.
That’s it! Just a way to roll dice while using Google Slides in edit mode. Have fun, enjoy!
Additional Features for Slides Dice
Keep checking back with the Add-on for additional features. Games have been built into the Add-0n along with other fun things to try!
Benefits of Gamification
Gamification in Education: The Power of Dice
Educators are constantly exploring new methods to engage students, and gamification has proven to be a highly effective strategy. Dice, in particular, offer a unique way to bring excitement and interaction into the classroom.
Engaging Students with Dice
Dice games immediately capture students’ attention and participation. The thrill and unpredictability of rolling dice can transform a standard lesson into an engaging and dynamic experience. This approach is particularly effective in maintaining high energy levels in the classroom and keeping students interested in the learning process.
Breaking Down Complex Concepts
Teach complex subjects with dice! They offer a tangible, hands-on tool that can make learning more accessible and fun. Creatively integrate dice for math problems, language exercises, or historical scenarios to enhance understanding and retention.
Fostering Competition and Collaboration
Introducing dice in classroom activities adds an element of friendly competition. This motivates students to engage more deeply with the subject matter. Moreover, many dice games encourage teamwork and collaboration. Teach students the value of working together towards a common goal.
Instant Feedback and Decision Making
Dice games provide immediate results, allowing for quick feedback and learning. This immediate consequence of their choices helps students understand the impact of their decisions, enhancing their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Adaptable and Inclusive Teaching
One of the biggest advantages of using dice in education is their adaptability. They can be used in various ways to suit different subjects and objectives, making them a versatile tool for teachers. Dice games are inclusive, engaging various types of learners and ensuring that everyone can participate and learn effectively.
Incorporating dice into educational activities is a simple yet powerful way to enhance engagement and learning. It makes classes more interactive, enjoyable, and effective, benefiting both students and teachers. For educators looking to add a spark of creativity and interactivity to their teaching, dice offer endless possibilities.