I created a Free Add-on that will allow you to add a date on the Google Slides and updated it automatically.
Use Google Slides instead of Google Docs. You can make your Google Slides portrait by setting it to 8.5 by 11
Google Slides has updated it’s way it lets you add colors for backgrounds and fonts.
One of my favorite things is to have all students on the same ONE Google Slides. This allows me to see all student work together in real time. To initiate class discussions around student work and student ideas. To do feedback NOW with the students rather than me doing feedback by myself where I hope they read it. Roster to… Read More »Google Slides: Add a Slide per Student
Gamification Works!! We know when we gamify activities it increases student engagement and increased engagement increases student learning. In my webinar today I went over how to create digital badges using Google Slides and Google Drawings. Make Badges in Google Slides I have created a template in Google Slides to help you to quickly create digital badges. Create a copy… Read More »Make Badges with Google Apps
If you are looking for something fun for your students to do during class time try the Shut the Box game. Traditionally this game is played with 2 players, a pair of dice, and 9 tiles. To play this virtually, or digitally, try my Google Slides version. Template Objective The objective of the shut the box game is to remove… Read More »Shut the Box Game – Google Slides
Create a gameboard with Google Slides to engage your students.
When there’s a script or some sort of template for student-led conferences, it also helps families who speak another language.
Use Google Slides in Breakout Rooms No matter if you use Zoom or Google Meet or another video product to do breakout rooms with students, consider having a Google Slides per group. First Slide Built into my First Slide Add-on I have created a way to manage Google Slides for breakout rooms. Note that First Slide is NOT an official… Read More »Google Slides for Breakout Rooms
When students are in a breakout room you may want to have each group have a Google Slides for them to organize their conversations and guide the activities. To let students know that the time is up I have coded a “Time’s Up” announcement to push to the slides. Template Pile of Slides I have incorporated the capability of Pile… Read More »Time’s Up for Breakout Room: Google Slides Hack
You can use Google Slides to create a timer. I created a slide for every second. Click here for the Google Slides file. Publish to the Web Use the File menu in Google Slides to choose “Publish to the web.” Publishing allows you to “Start slideshow as soon as the player loads.” Change from the default of every 3 seconds… Read More »3 Minute Timer – Google Slides
One of my most popular non published Add-ons is First Slide. This allows you to push slides to student Google Slides and to also grab the text off of their first slide so you can quickly read and give feedback. Spreadsheet The answer is always a spreadsheet. First Slide is an Add-on for Google Sheets. After making a copy of… Read More »Google Slides: Hide Columns in First Slide
Opening individual student docs to give feedback is SLOW! Try using First Slide to send student feeback faster. First Slide will bring in the text the student has on the first slide of the Google Slides. Additionally, you can push out new slides to the student slides. Template Assign Individual Google Slides You need a folder in Google Drive that… Read More »Save Hours: First Slide to Give Slides Feedback Fast
In order to add an audio file to a Google Slides you need an MP3 in Google Drive. How do you make an MP3??? ONE way is Screencastify. Record Your Screen An MP3 is audio only. Use the Screencastify Chrome extension to record. Do not worry about what is being recorded with video, that will be stripped. Download After doing… Read More »Google Slides: Add Audio Recording with @screencastify
Many of us are using Google Slides to build interactive student activities. You can link to another slide in the Google Slides to help students navigate. Titles are the Slide Name When hyperlinking to a slide (Control K) you want to select “Slides in this presentation.” From the drop down you can choose the particular slide number you want to… Read More »Google Slides: Use Titles