Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Google Slides for Student Created Storybooks

We all know of Google Slides as Google’s version of Microsoft PowerPoint. It is a great online tool for creating and sharing multimedia presentations. Although creating traditional slideshows is a perfectly good use for Google Slides, that is not all it can do.

In previous posts and webinar trainings we have explored other creative uses for Google Slides including:
In this post we are going to look at another alternate use for Google Slides ... having students create storybooks with Slides. Student writing does not just have to be done in a word processor, but can come to life in an online book with engaging images, colors, fonts, and more.

See below for all of my resources on this topic including a one-hour training webinar, slideshow, template, help guide, and several sample stories.

Session Resources


Sample Storybooks

(Or click "My Pickup has Hiccups" to open the slideshow in its own window.)

"Don’t" - Google Slides link

"His Suit Was Hirsute" - Google Slides link

If you or your students create storybooks, please consider sharing them. I would love to see what other people create!

Post by Eric Curts. Bring me to your school, organization, or conference with over 50 PD sessions to choose from. Connect with me on Twitter at and on Google+ at


  1. This is so awesome, Eric, thanks for sharing. I love your stories! My students have been creating story/videos the same way, then uploading, editing and adding music with WeVideo. Check it out!

    1. Thanks for the awesome student example! That is a great idea to use WeVideo to add music and do more editing. Thanks!

  2. Thank you, Eric, for a wonderful resource. And thank you, Sylvia, for a great audio tip!

  3. Thanks Eric, This is a great resource. Just shared it with my staff. Appreciate it, Jeanine

  4. Thank you, Eric. I just watched the video and made a sample for my students and my after school writing club. The storybook ideas and resources are so helpful. I will return often. I really appreciate your help!

  5. Hi Eric, I just found this online and began learning... while I was on the story book template, I could not find RESEARCH in TOOLS. I also did not find the quiz at the end of the webinar. Can you help? Thanks, Anita