Google Slides

Free! Google Slides allows users to create, view, and share presentations from their device. To do so, users first need to log into their Google Drive account, which allows them to see all the presentations that are saved and shared to their Google Drive in this app. Users can then create presentations by tapping the “+” button. Users will then be taken to a new screen with a title slide pre-loaded to it. Content (e.g., text, images, shapes, lines, and tables) can be added to the slide by tapping the “+” button on the top right, choosing the content to…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 9.2
B. Design - 9.3
C. Engagement - 9.7

9.4

Google Slides: A Top App for Presentations

Summary : Making Presentations Happen

Google Slides allows users to create, view, and share presentations from their device. To do so, users first need to log into their Google Drive account, which allows them to see all the presentations that are saved and shared to their Google Drive in this app. Users can then create presentations by tapping the “+” button. Users will then be taken to a new screen with a title slide pre-loaded to it. Content (e.g., text, images, shapes, lines, and tables) can be added to the slide by tapping the “+” button on the top right, choosing the content to be added, and then tapping the slide. Users can add additional slides by tapping the “+” button on the bottom left of the screen. When creating a new slide, users can choose from a variety of formats. With Google Slides, it automatically saves the presentations, and users can change the default file name by tapping the file’s name on the top left of the screen and typing in its new name. Finally, users can share their slide by tapping the “Person” icon on the top right and entering in the required information, such as the other user’s email address and if that user is able to edit, comment, or view the presentation.

Instructional Ideas

  1. Teachers can assign students a topic to present or project to complete. As part of that assignment, teachers can require students to create a visual aid using this app. Teachers can provide parameters for the assignment such as the amount of slides, images, charts, and text required.
  2. As students learn new words, teachers can require them to create a new slide for each word. The title of the slide can be the actual word, and then students can include its definition, an image that represents the word, antonyms and synonyms for the word, and an example sentence that uses the word contextually.
  3. Instead of or in addition to assigning students a traditional essay, teachers can have students create a presentation using this app. Instead of using paragraphs, students can create slides and replace topic sentences with slide headings. The information that is usually found in the body paragraphs can then be reformatted so it appears as a combination of text, images, and more in the actual slides. When complete students can present and/or share their presentation.
  4. When studying a process or series of events, students can make a flow char or timeline using this app. To do so, students can devote one slide to each step in the process or event in the series. Teachers can even break this assignment into parts and assign each student or small group of students one step in the process or event in the series. When complete, the student or group can share their slide with another student or group. The second student or group will be responsible for collecting all the slides and organizing it into a presentation for the class.
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility

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