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5 Unusual Ways To Use Google Presentations - Edudemic

5 Unusual Ways To Use Google Presentations - Edudemic | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
If you’re a user of Google Drive, then no doubt you have also heard of and likely used Google Presentations (Google’s version of PowerPoint). It’s a great tool to create slick presentations in the cloud, especially after its most recent overhaul. However, Google Presentations is also a handy tool for doing some great projects with …
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Explores ways that Presentations can be used in the classroom by exploiting the collaborative and mobile aspect of the app.

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use Google Slides to Organize Research

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use Google Slides to Organize Research | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

Like many of you, when I was in middle school and high school we were taught to create index cards to organize our research. After creating the cards we sorted them into an order to support writing our research papers. That same concept can be applied to organizing research with Google Slides. In the video below I demonstrate how this is done.

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I have used this successfully with some students in my classes to help with revision.

Given that students can get access to Google Drive through their mobile phones, pulling these revision slides out when they have a bit of spare time is a great way to revise for tests and exams.

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Masking in Google Slides | Drive Bunny

Masking in Google Slides | Drive Bunny | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

The idea of masking an image on your slide is to fit the image within a given shape, hiding the excess parts of the image behind a ‘mask’.

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Masking in Google slides.

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Three features to help make presentations with Google Slides | ZDNet

Three features to help make presentations with Google Slides | ZDNet | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Google's office suite may not be as feature rich as Microsoft's Office, but the apps are easy to use. These simple features make it even easier to build Google Slides presentations.
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An explanation of the three new features in Google Slides.

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Converting a PowerPoint Attachment to Google Slides

Converting a PowerPoint Attachment to Google Slides | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
  If someone has emailed you, in Gmail, a PowerPoint and you want to be collaborative, you can open the PowerPoint right in Google Drive. No office software required. Find the Attachment The a...
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Converting PowerPoint to Google Slides. As Alice Keeler points out - it's not perfect but it's pretty good!

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use Google Slides to Organize Research

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use Google Slides to Organize Research | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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Use Google Slides to help with organisation of research notes.. Mr Byrne shows how to do it. This technique is also useful for writing revision notes. Combine this with the fact that Google Drive is available as an app on the phones of most students, you begin to have the almost perfect organisational/research tool.

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Google Drive Blog: More magic in Slides: editable themes and widescreen presentations

Google Drive Blog: More magic in Slides: editable themes and widescreen presentations | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
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Some minor changes to Google Slides including a wide-screen format by default and editable master slides.

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Google Drive apps renamed ‘Docs, Sheets and Slides’, now available in the Chrome Web Store

Google Drive apps renamed ‘Docs, Sheets and Slides’, now available in the Chrome Web Store | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
While Apple is busy occupying the tech blogging space with its slew of announcements, Google has unveiled a minor bit of news of its very own. Its suite of office apps on Google Drive ...
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Home screens for Docs, Sheets, and Slides are officially here!

Now when you…

Home screens for Docs, Sheets, and Slides are officially here!<br/><br/>Now when you… | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
Home screens for Docs, Sheets, and Slides are officially here!

Now when you visit www.google.com/docs, www.google.com/sheets, or www.google.com/slides,…; - Google Drive - Google+
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If you just want to focus on one type of Google file then use the home screens for each type.

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Using Word Art in Google Slides | Drive Bunny

Using Word Art in Google Slides | Drive Bunny | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

You can add some extra interest to the text elements of your slides by using the Word arttool in Presentations.

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Another simple 'how to' from Drive Bunny.

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Love creative inexpensive ways to add interest to projects.

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Using Google Slides with Little Learners

Using Google Slides with Little Learners | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it

Recently I had the opportunity to work with a group of 7 year olds on a very, very short project about bears. My goal was to help these students learn to problem solve as they engaged in research and writing. I decided to use Google Docs Presentation Slides for this project. 


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Google Drive Blog - Edit images right in Google Slides and Drawings

Google Slides and Drawings make it easy for you to tell a story and share your ideas. And a big part of storytelling is the images you use to bring a concept to life. Now it’s even easier to get those images just right, because Slides will let you crop, apply shape masks, and add borders to your images right within your presentation. 

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This is going to be very useful - particularly cropping images inside Google Slides.

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glearning #5: Creating interactive quizzes with Google Slides - YouTube

Google Slides does not have as many features available as Powerpoint, still it has some very simple options to make presentation quizzes more interactive and...
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The interactions are limited but it's better than simply watching the video with no interaction.

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10 Easy Steps: Creating Presentation Templates in Google Slides

10 Easy Steps: Creating Presentation Templates in Google Slides | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
If you are a user of Google Slides presentation tool you may want to take it to the next step and create your own templates instead of always using the default theme. One reason to do this is for s...
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It's a good idea to learn how to do this so that you can set up some templates for your students.

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How to Link to a Specific Paragraph or Slide in a Google Document

How to Link to a Specific Paragraph or Slide in a Google Document | Using Google Drive in the classroom | Scoop.it
If you use Google Docs or Presentations and share your work with others, giving them a link directly to the part of your slideshow or paper you want them to see makes it easier for you to get the feedback you need and for them to find what you need...
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Using bookmarks.

You can also create links using the Table of Contents feature.

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