15-20 minutes EACH for two lessons
Device with web-browser – Chromebook, laptop or desktop computer, iPhone or iPad
There are 6 short videos on Google Slides topics like adding images and choosing a theme. We recommend breaking the first four videos into two separate lessons that students complete during class.
These lessons from Google for Education provide a good overview to Google Slides. These are part of the Applied Digital Skills program for which you can register your class and/or yourself or you can just select individual lessons. In our experience, students do better when the lessons are split over 3 or more days.
Day 1: Watch videos 1, 2 and 3
Learn Google Slides while creating a presentation about you. This lesson can be used as is or modified for other topics. The default assignment is for students to create an “All About Me” presentation. The first three videos explain creating a presentation, choosing a theme, inserting a title, adding text and images. You can copy the link and paste it into your Google classroom or other site used for assignments or have students watch these together as a group in class.
For younger students, these three videos may be adequate for your class requirements.
Day 2: Create a Presentation (Bells and Whistles optional)
Watch this five-minute video on Animation and Transition in Google Slides.
Create Your Own Presentation
After watching this 5-minute video, students are ready to create their own presentation. Students can create an “About Me” presentation as suggested in the Google slides or teachers can assign their own preferred topic.
Rubric for assessment includes:
For younger students, you may wish to eliminate the last requirement.
Google Apps Basics for Hamsters — As the name implies, a super-basic introduction to Google Drive and Google Docs.