Google Slide Template with Horizontal Navigation
Actually this whole post was going to be about this template, because I think it has so many uses in the classroom, by both students and teachers, but then I decided to make an example to show you... so now you get a twofer. There are tons of comic makers online- these are a few examples to get you started.
You can even use Google Slides to create comic strips- check out Eric Curts' work here.
What I like is the way this opens up options and helps to visually organize your presentation:
I did not create this template. The incredible team at Cherry Creek schools in Greenwood Village, CO created the templates and shared this and many other cool tools on their tech blog.
If you want the templates... they are shared online by Cherry Creek Schools. You can access them here. There are are a bunch of different colors/sizes. I would recommend opening the link your drive. These files will still be "view only". That means that in order to edit or use them, you will need to open the one(s) you want, choose File>Make a Copy> name it and save it. One last thing to remember- the navigation works by linking the slides to the text boxes on the top- so if you edit- pay attention to those links.
You've seen the same background seven times this week! Not only is the format boring you to tears, but really ? ....
comic sans and that same tired background ? I have lots of other solutions to the presentation formats that are boring, but for today, a simple way to clean them up and make them more interesting, more professional.
You know that Google Slides are easy to use, accessible from all devices, etc., right? But there are only so many backgrounds to use, so it is easy to get a bit redundant. Try Slides Carnival. This site offers free Google slide templates, complete with fonts, graphics and icons. Some are business-like, some are more creative or more fun. Easy to use, easy to modify- check them out. From simple to formal and everything in between...and yes, they are free!
Gif: By GRPH3B18 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
Remember the old way to find Google templates for docs, etc... It's still there- the old template gallery. But now you can quickly and easily find new templates to use right in your Google Drive. When you open a new doc or in this case choose Slides- you are first presented with a nice selection of templates to choose from.
Cool Virtual Museum Templates
Another great place to check out is David Lee's EdTech blog for his virtual museum templates. These are freely downloadble, just be sure to credit him as he has requested.
Winter Magnetic Poetry template
Kasey Bell has produced yet another magnetic poetry template- fun to use for all ages. You can, of course, make your own word bank... try it in French or Spanish.
Click here to download your own copy.
Just remember... you/your students are giving a presentation, not reading one.
Coding is an essential 21st century skill... Yes? No? Yeah but....?
This is Computer Science Education Week. Literally millions of students and their teachers around the world are celebrating with an hour of code. Read more about it over at the Tech Integration Blog