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Ditch That Presentation: Using Google Slides Beyond the Ordinary

Explore and create

Explore and create : Creation lab

Sunday, November 29, 8:30–9:20 am PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Elizabeth McCartney  
Evan Mosier  

Google Slides is an extremely flexible tool when used for projects other than presentations. Explore ways to ditch the presentation method and inspire students to be creative, all while using the tools and features within Google Slides.

Audience: Coaches, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Any device that lets participants browse the web (computer or tablet) will let them access Google Slides and Twitter to create new ideas and to share their learning.
Topic: Instructional design & delivery
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Dedicate planning time to collaborate with colleagues to create authentic learning experiences that leverage technology.
  • Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.
Additional detail: Session recorded for video-on-demand

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

- Participants will be exposed to a variety of project ideas surrounding the use of Google Slides in the classroom.
- Participants will learn about some of the tips and tricks that are within Google Slides for creation.
- Participants will learn about the power of collaboration and the impressive projects that students can simply create.


I. Introduction of Presenters
II. Overview of Google Slides
III. Benefits of using Google Slides in the Classroom
IV. Project ideas using Google Slides
V. Social Media Projects using Google Slides
VI. Additional Ideas
VII. Questions

Supporting research

Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom (written by panel moderator Matt Miller) has been a respected source of ideas and strategies for teachers for nearly three years, selling tens of thousands of paperback/digital copies throughout the United States and beyond. The ideas within this presentation are a variety of ideas from the blog, and others that have been created and adapted by Evan Mosier.

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Elizabeth McCartney, Davenport Community School District
Evan Mosier, Davenport Community School District

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