Google Slides: Build a Snowman Writing Activity
Dec01

Google Slides: Build a Snowman Writing Activity

Eric Curts, of Control Alt Achieve, has created a great winter-themed writing activity in Google Slides called Build a Snowman!  If you used his Build a Jack-o-Lantern or used Kelley Costa’s Disguise a Turkey creation, then this works on the same premise. Each student receives their own copy of the slide deck where they are given a blank snowman with a space to write.  The following slides includes a wide variety of items, such...

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New Google Slides Features!!
Nov14

New Google Slides Features!!

To say I am a bit excited about these new Google Slides features is quite an understatement!!  But, there is NOW a drop shadow feature for images and TEXT in Google Slides.  Finally!  Forget about duplicating your text, making the background text black and then offsetting it to mimic a drop shadow.  It’s now all a matter of a couple of clicks to achieve that effect.    Take a look at the difference.  The top option is where I...

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Finally!  Use Video from Google Drive in Google Slides!!
Feb09

Finally! Use Video from Google Drive in Google Slides!!

“How can I use video from my Google Drive in a Google Slides presentation?” I’m not sure how many times I’ve been asked that question, but the answer, until today, has always been, “You can’t.”  Ugh! I hate giving people negative responses like that, but it was the truth. Before today, you had to upload your video to Youtube first and then you could include it in a Google slides presentation....

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NEW in Google Slides: Interactive Q&A Feature and Laser Pointer
May06

NEW in Google Slides: Interactive Q&A Feature and Laser Pointer

Google has introduced two new features into Google Slides, one of which has the potential for turning your presentations into interactive conversations. First, is the Q&A feature, which will allow you to provide a URL for your audience, which corresponds to your live presentation, where they can ask questions, as you speak, from ANY device.  Your audience (students or faculty members) can vote for questions they would like to see...

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Recent Google Drive Enhancements
Dec08

Recent Google Drive Enhancements

A few new options have been added to Google Drive in the past week.  Image editing has now come to Google Documents! You can edit images similar to how it works in Google Slides. To edit an image, right-click on it then select the image editing options that you want to use or click the image once and choose image editing tools in the toolbar at the top of your document. Once you’ve opened the image editing option pane, you can...

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