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5 Creative Ways to Use Google Slides

5 Creative Ways to Use Google Slides. Join me for ways to get more out of Google Slides. Here are also 7 tips for Google Slides

5 Creative Ways to Use Google Slides

Use Google Slides to go beyond talking at students. I absolutely use Google Slides for my presentation tool, but I try to use them in more creative ways also! Join me March 3rd for a FREE webinar with OTIS on 5 Creative Ways to Use Google Slides. I recommend you USE THE CALENDAR at OTIS to register if you have any trouble with the link. Check out the other free workshops you can sign up for!!

5 creative ways to use Google Slides.

I do not use Google Slides to GIVE information. I use Google Slides to GET information.

-ALice Keeler

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Tips for Using Google Slides

Here are a few features of Google Slides that may help you to up your Google Slides game.

1. Slides.new

I love using Google Slides and the fastest way to make Slides is going to slides.new

2. Choose Your Layout

In the toolbar the first icon is a plus icon. Next to the plus icon is a tiny arrow. Click on the tiny arrow to show the layout options. This will add a new slide with that layout.

Plus icon in the toolbar. Click on the tiny triangle to show the layouts.

3. Change Your Layout

You can change your layout at any time. When you are editing a slide but do not have any items selected the toolbar will show the option for “Layout.” Click on this to select a different layout choice.

Layout in the toolbar. Part of 5 Creative Ways to Use Google Slides

4. Use the Webcam

When we get creative with how we use Google Slides the webcam becomes very helpful. Notice in the toolbar is a square with mountains icon to allow you to add images to your slide. Clicking on this gives you many options for adding images. The bottom option “Camera” will let you add images from your webcam. Note that you must give Chrome permission to access your camera when in Slides.

Arrow pointing to image icon with a drop down arrow. Select Camera

5. Drag Images

You can drag images from your computer to a Google Slides slide.

6. Select multiple Items

Hold down the SHIFT key and click on items on the slide. This will allow you to have control over selecting multiple items at once.

7. Use the Theme Builder

Under the VIEW menu is the option for “Theme Builder.” This helps you to create interactive templates. Anything you add to the theme builder layouts will be LOCKED down on the background. The exception is when you add placeholders to a slide. Those are not locked down.

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