I talk about the wonders of Google Slides CONSTANTLY and frequently refer to it as the Swiss Army Knife of G Suite. It can do all kinds of things! In this post, I will show you 25 Things You Didn’t Know Google Slides Could Do.
Since originally sharing this post in 2018, it has become the #1 post on Shake Up Learning, so I decided to add a podcast version!
The podcast is broken into two episodes (Part 1 and Part 2) and embedded below.
The more I learn about Google Slides, the more versatile it becomes.
Your eyes will be opened when you see what’s possible, and you will see that this list can go far, far beyond just 25.
This post comes from one of my presentations. I’m also embedding and linking to the slides for you!
In this blog post, you will learn some fun little tricks that help you create interactive learning experiences, create images and eBooks, insert audio, charts, and diagrams, as well as, easy stop motion animation.
Please refer to the slides for details and additional resources. This would end up being a 20-page blog post if I typed it out.
What are your favorite ways to use Google Slides in the classroom?
25 Things You Didn’t Know Slides Can Do!
CLICK HERE to open the Google Slide deck in a new window.
Listen to Part 1 of this article.
Listen to Part 2 of this article.
Update! 30 Things You Didn’t Know Google Slides Could Do
1. Create an Interactive Table of Contents
2. Internal Linking (Linking to Other Slides)
3. Create Interactive Learning (and Student Table of Contents)
4. Customize the Size of Your Slides
5. Download As…
6. Create an eBook with Google Slides
7. Create Images with a Transparent Background
8. Add a Drop Shadow and Format Image Options
9. Integrate with Google Keep
11. Pear Deck
12. Icons by Noun Project
13. Unsplash Photos
14. Publish to the Web
15. Link or Embed a Slide Deck
16. Embed a Google Drive Video
17. Customize Video Start & End time
18. Autoplay a Video/Mute Audio
19. Insert Audio (25 Ways to Use Audio in Google Slides Projects)
20. Voice Type Speaker Notes
21. Insert Charts
22. Link Data and Other Files
23. Insert Diagrams
24. Import Slides from Drive or Upload PPT
25. Stop Motion Animation
I could keep going, but I’m out of breath! 25 for now, and more later, y’all!
I hope this gives you some new ideas for using Google Slides in your classroom.
What are your favorite ways to use Google Slides in the classroom? (Leave a comment below.)
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