Sunday, April 23, 2017

Creative Google Slides Uses for Students

We all know Google Slides is an excellent multimedia presentation tool. But it can be so much more than that. There are many non-traditional ways students can use Google Slides for learning, creating, and expressing their understanding.

I recently had the privilege and pleasure of joining Thomas Rup and Eric Lawson for a YouTube Live event to discuss "Souped-Up Slides". Thomas is the Network Administrator and Eric is the Director of Technology & Libraries for the York School Department in York, Maine. Together they are "The Blended EdTech Guys" and they create and share educational technology videos that are just as funny as they are informative.

See below for the recorded video where we talk about loads of creative ways students can use Google Slides, as well as other tech topics that came up in the process. You will also find links to all of the resources discussed.

"Souped-Up Slides" Video (40 minutes)


All Google Slides resources - Website link

Slides for Manipulatives

  • "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish Sorting with Google Slides" - Website link
  • "Build a Snowman with Google Slides" - Website link

Slides for Comic Strips and eBooks

Slides for Stop-Motion Animation

  • "Stop Motion Animation with Google Slides" - Website link

Slides for Interactive, Non-linear Presentations

  • "Jeopardy Game Templates for Google Slides" - Website link
  • "Dragon Quest! A Google Slides Interactive Story" - Website link

How to stay up-to-date on EdTech?


Thomas and Eric have many more excellent videos to check out which you can find in their "GSuite PD" playlist here: YouTube Playlist link  I especially loved their parody of Jimmy Fallon's "Thank You Notes" and their tribute to the retro arcade game Pitfall.

Be sure to connect with Thomas @RupBoysDad and Eric @elawson1977 and save their PD playlist so you will never miss a new video.

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