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Overview

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Grade levels: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, High

Google Slides is an online presentation tool that is part of the Google Workspace now available to all BCPS teachers and students. It allows users to build presentations right in their web browser, and no special software is required. Users can easily collaborate and share presentations that include text, photos, audio, and/or video files. Even better, multiple people can work on slides at the same time! You see people’s changes as they make them, and every change is automatically saved.

Learning How

Getting Started with Google Slides

The Google Docs Editor Help Center is full of user-friendly resource pages with step-by-step directions on getting started with Google Slides and other tools. Some helpful Google Slides startup resources include:

ISTE Standards for Students

    • Empowered Learner. 1c - Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.

    • Knowledge Constructor. 3c - Students curate information from digital resources using a variety of tools and methods to create collections of artifacts that demonstrate meaningful connections or conclusions.

    • Innovative Designer. 6c - Students communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations.

    • Computational Thinker. 7b - Students use collaborative technologies to work with others, including peers, experts or community members, to examine issues and problems from multiple viewpoints.

Ideas for Use

  • Create a slide presentation to accompany an oral presentation

  • Create interactive graphic organizers or response prompts and assign via the Schoology Assignment App

  • Add narration or feedback to a Google slide deck by screencasting it with Screencastify

  • Create slide presentations to showcase learning or share school programs (e.g. information evening, school assembly, parent-teacher night, etc.)

  • Collaborate in real-time through a shared slidedeck

  • Other Creative Ways to Use Google Slides in the Classroom