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.