Many times after students have mastered a topic or unit, we want them to share this learning with others--their peers, their families, or even the world. But who wants to watch another boring old slideshow filled with images and text? Your students surely are just as bored with them as you are of seeing them. … Continue reading Tired of Lifeless PowerPoints? Here, some alternatives.
Whether we like it or not, keeping office is part of our job as teachers. It’s important to keep organized and know how to make the most of the tools available to make efficient use of time, since there is always so much to do. One great way is by making use of the templates … Continue reading Business Templates – Professional & Pretty
Using Google Slides, and a Chrome extension like Screencastify, students can easily create videos from their computers. This is something that I was asked to do as part of a course I took last summer. Instead of asking each group to present a topic with a flat, boring PowerPoint, they can create an engaging video … Continue reading Teach Students to Create Video
Google Drive has always allowed for the use of templates--but the template gallery before was an endless repository of not-so-great looking designs that were difficult to sift through. Now, Google has updated with some professional looking designs for all of its apps: Docs: docs.google.com/ Sheets: sheets.google.com Slides: slides.google.com Forms: docs.google.com/forms Personally I love these new … Continue reading G Suite Makes Things Easy!
One of our goals as teachers is to allow students not only to produce their work within the bubble of our classrooms, but share their work with the larger community. They need to have an audience. One great way to do this, is to have students publish their presentations. This can be done one of … Continue reading Grow your Audience with Google Slides
Google Slides are great for demonstrating or explaining to students about a particular topic. But how about getting them involved? By using the Presenter View, you can quickly take Q&A during a lesson to get feedback from students regarding material just covered. Additionally you can add a Google Form to your Slides presentation, and then … Continue reading Engage Students with Google Slides
After taking a Tech in Ed course in college, I’ve used PowerPoint as something of a photo editor. It’s easy to copy and paste image, text and other elements onto a particular slide, and then right click to “Save as image”. Now you can do it in Slides, too! After creating the image you like, … Continue reading Google Slides: Image Editor
If you’re already used to using PowerPoint, or already have skads of presentations already made there, but interested in making the transition to Google Slides, there is a lovely feature called “import slides” from which you can directly import specific slides from your pre-made presentations. In addition, you can always upload your PowerPoints into Drive, … Continue reading Google Slides: Import
Google Slides makes for great presentations not just for classroom use, but for students to refer back to even long after the class is over. They can be spiffed up, and then shared around the world. Here's how... Publishing Presentations By going to the File menu in the upper left of your window, you can … Continue reading Google Slides: From Blah to Bling!
Technology has always appealed to me, though as the online world has grown, so has my love of and use for it. As teachers, there are even MORE ways to use tech tools to be more effective, and to drive student success. One great advantage I have personally experienced is: Student engagement Using technology can … Continue reading Tech Advantage #2