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Unpacking the Swiss Army Knife of G Suite: Google Slides

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Listen and learn : Lecture

Tuesday, June 25, 1:45–2:45 pm
Location: Terrace Ballroom IV, Level 4 (near Posters)

Kasey Bell  
Google Slides can do whaaattt??!! Google Slides is a like a Swiss Army knife for the classroom. With Slides you can do far more than just create presentations. Come explore alternative uses for Google Slides like creating comic strips, apps, e-books, stop-motion video, interactives, magnetic poetry and more!

Audience: Coaches, Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers
Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Google account
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Online tools, apps and resources
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Creative Communicator
  • Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.
Empowered Learner
  • Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.
  • Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

I frequently refer to Google Slides as the Swiss Army Knife of the G Suite tools because it is capable of being so much more than a presentation tool. In this course, you will learn how to use Slides in new and unexpected ways in your classroom that will engage your students and make learning more dynamic!

I will demonstrate many key features that completely change the way you view Google Slides, including templates, lesson examples, tips, add-ons, and a little app-smashing!

This session will not disappoint! It is loaded with the wow factor. You will walk away wondering how you didn't know Google Slides could do that!


I. Introduction and Overview
A. Collaborative Slide Deck shared for collaborative notes

II. Master Slides
A. How master slides can save you time and help you create reusable templates.
B. Examples and tips

III. Interactive Table of Contents
A. Learn how to use internal linking to create an interactive table of contents, or an interactive dictionary or glossary.
B. Examples and tips

IV. How to Create eBook and Images
A. Learn how to resize and download as various file types to completely expand the capabilities of this tool.
B. Examples and tips

V. How to Create Interactive Timelines and Diagrams
A. Using the hidden templates, learn how students can create timelines, diagrams and more to demonstrate their learning.
B. Examples and tips

VI. Google Keep Integration
A. Learn how to use Google Keep inside Slides for goal setting, feedback, comments, badges, and more!
B. Examples and tips

VII. Stop-Motion Animation
A. Learn how to make the objects on your slides move like a movie and unleash creativity.
B. Examples and tips

VIII. Magnetic Poetry and Other Interactive and Manipulatives
A. Learn how to use Slides and Drawings to create interactive learning experiences for students.
B. Examples and tips

VIV. Wrap Up and Q&A

Supporting research

Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning From Static to Dynamic by Kasey Bell

The Google Infused Classroom by Holly Clark and Tanya Avrith

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Kasey Bell, Shake Up Learning LLC

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