My awesome co-author Christine Pinto is a super amazing Kindergarten teacher. She sent out a tweet the other day with a tip on how to use my Randomize Slides Add-on for daily word review.
.@alicekeeler just saved me a BUNCH of time w/ her Randomize Slides add-on in #GoogleSlides— Christine Pinto (@PintoBeanz11) October 24, 2022
I have sight word slides to review daily with Ss; instead of creating 5 different decks to shuffle words, I can use her add-on!#thanksKeeler #GoogleWorkspace #ELAchat #ecechat #edugif pic.twitter.com/3fi28PBiNl
Rethinking Google Slides
Presentations are typically pretty linear. You would not want to shuffle up your presentation! However, when we get creative and use Google Slides for student interactions a lot more possibilities open up.
There are many uses for shuffling your Google Slides.
Creating a Google Slides with review questions, vocabulary words, or sight words can be shuffled to have a quick warm up each day.
- Create a Google Slides presentation with the words or questions.
- Keep adding to the Google Slides as the school year goes on.
- Use the Randomize Slides Add-on by Alice Keeler to shuffle the slides. This is located in the Extensions menu in Google Slides.
- Click on Slideshow to display the first, and now random, slide to students.
- Keep adding more slides and keep randomizing!
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