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8 interactive Google Slides activities for classroom excitement

8 interactive Google Slides activities for classroom excitement
Google Slides isn’t just for delivering presentations to an audience. Here are eight activities that bring interactive learning to students. (Public domain image via So often, people think of presentation slides as just that: a visual aid for delivering a presentation in front of an audience. But these slide apps (like Google Slides and PowerPoint in Office 365) really are powerful tools for delivering interactive user experiences. They can also create visually stimulating products to deliver a message and valuable content. By thinking outside the box with Google Slides, PowerPoint and other similar tools, teachers can create unique learning experiences for students. Here are eight Google Slides activities that use the unique features of online slide apps to create engaging learning experiences: 1. I created a PDF ebook to help you create PDF ebooks. ANOTHER FREE EBOOK — I wrote an ebook called “101 Practical Ways to Ditch That Textbook” as a gift to my readers. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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4 New Excellent Google Drive Templates for Teachers March 3, 2016 A few months ago we wrote a review of the new Templates gallery for Docs, Sheets and Slides and we featured some of the best templates teachers can use in their instruction. Yesterday Google added another set of awesome templates designed by ‘five experts in their field’. Apart from the first two templates that are geared more towards professionals in business and finance, the three remaining templates are directly relevant to us in education and you can use them for a wide variety of instructional purposes.

5 Things About Google Slides You Did Not Know - Teacher Tech 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 Google Drive Become a Google Slides Artist With These 7 Tricks - The Gooru If there’s one conclusion you’ll reach after reading this article, it’s that Google Slides has some tricks up its sleeve. Jenny Lee is a graphic designer at BetterCloud and the artist behind the 2016 State of Cloud IT presentation. She shared her top tricks in Google Slides that she used while building the 2016 State of Cloud IT presentation. More than 35,000 people have viewed the presentation in SlideShare, which has proven to be a successful method to share a comprehensive slide presentation. From keyboard shortcuts, to masking images, Google Slides has an impressive set of tools for all end users to learn to become a Google Slides artist. 1.

Google Drive Training Videos Click here to watch this video on YouTube We’ve all been down a rabbit hole when searching for files in our Drive. To help locate files more quickly, Google has relocated two buttons in Drive to help you organize your ..more › Read now Click here to watch this video on YouTube Learn more about Google Drive ——> Get the Ultimate Guide to Google Drive Google kicked off this week with new features in Google Drive that greatly improve Sharing Controls for both ..more › Read now

Motivating the Unmotivated Here's an all-too-common scenario: A group of elementary or middle school students are unruly, disrespectful, and underperforming academically and socially in the classroom. They do not appreciate the value of education. 5 Excellent Google Presentation Templates for Teachers November 4, 2015 The latest update to Google Drive has brought about some interesting performance-enhancing features one of which is the new templates gallery for Slides, Sheets and Docs. The gallery comprises a verity of pre-designed templates arranged into different categories such as Work, Education, and Personal. These templates are a good way to get you started creating a file with a specific purpose, ‘for example a resume in Docs, a budget plan in Sheets, or a project proposal in Slides, you can quickly get started by using a template.’

10 innovative Google lessons from the EduOnAir Conference Technology isn’t the genius in education, but it can be the catalyst for amazing things. It was a given that the Education on Air Conference, put on by Google for Education, would produce a long list of great ideas and tools that can be leveraged for impressive learning experiences. Right after the conference happened on May 8 and 9, I shared 10 key takeaways from the conference. Now that I’ve had some time to enjoy and digest more of the great sessions from dozens of passionate educators all over the world, I’ve found some gems I have to share. Here are 10 lessons shared by others in their Education on Air sessions, with all the videos of the conference sessions embedded to the side:

New Google Slides Features! Google just released a couple amazing upgrades to Slides that I'm quite jazzed about! The most noteable is a new integrated backchannel/audience participation tool they're calling "Q&A". Now, when you're presenting using Google Slides, you can display a short URL that audience members can access and submit questions while you're presenting. Audience members can see everyone's questions and vote up the questions they also want to hear answered! 10 Ways to Use Google Maps in the Classroom Google Maps has been out for 10 years now. Digital maps…starting with Mapquest has been out since 1996 (technically 1993 but mapquest was the first main stream map most people remember). For those of you keeping track that puts us almost 20 years into the digital mapping word. 20 years we have been using digital maps and yet for some reason digital maps have not replaced (there’s that word again) mapping in our schools. In 2007…8 years ago now….Apple put a map in our pocket.

10 Habits of Positive Educators – My mom is my role model for happiness. She taught me, years ago, that you do not just have good days, you CREATE them. Throughout the years, this quote has stuck with me and has shaped me into the person I am and the person I strive to be. This overarching idea of positivity has inspired me to create this post. Most people may not realize that positive educators are habitual in nature. Two Wonderful Google Sheets Features for Teachers October 23, 2015 Below is an excellent video tutorial from Google for Work in which John and Debbie explain how to use the new Google Sheets features. As you probably know, Google has recently added a number of powerful new functionalities to Sheets allowing users to do more with their spreadsheets. Two main features are reviewed in this tutorial: Explore and Templates. Here is a quick overview of these features from Google Docs Help page. A- Explore Explore allows you to see automatic charts and analysis based on the data in your spreadsheet.

11 Things to Start with in Google Classroom - Teacher Tech In a nutshell, Google Classroom is Google Drive Management. It allows you to assign assignments and collect work from students. If you are just starting off with Google Classroom here are some things you will want to try first: 1.