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How to use Google Slides - Skills for Students

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Want to boost student confidence and enjoyment in Google Slides? This activity is everything you need to teach your students how to use Google Slides, with custom videos and practice tasks to immediately consolidate new skills. Building up from the basics like how to insert a text box, to the more advanced skills like distributing and arranging objects. My videos are custom made for this activity and cannot be found elsewhere, ensuring that what students are learning matches up exactly with the practice task that follows. And a fun summary activity lets students put their new digital skills into action!

>>> Take a look at the preview to see the slides and activities in more detail!

This Google Slides Skills resource include:

  • Student Google Slides:
    • Introductory "how to use Google Slides" video that talks students through the layout of Google Slides & modes & how the activity will work
    • 8 exclusive videos to teach your students each new set of skills (see list below)
    • Practice tasks to immediately try out the new skills
    • Keyboard shortcuts and tips for Google Slides
    • A fun summary activity for students to use a combination of skills to create an exciting slide about their favorite things

  • Teacher guidance: how to set up and assign this resource to your students through Google Classroom

Google Slides skills covered:

  • General: Layout of Google Slides & modes, undo and redo, copy and paste
  • Slides: creating new slides, deleting a slide, rearranging slides, duplicating slides
  • Text boxes: inserting, resizing, changing the color, border, border dashes and moving them
  • Text formatting: changing the size, font, color, bold/italics/underlining, highlighting, aligning within the text box, line spacing, bullet and numbered lists
  • Links: links to webpages, links to other slides in the presentation, using links, changing links, removing links
  • Images: inserting images from your computer, searching and inserting images from the web, resizing images, moving images
  • Shapes and lines: adding shapes, keeping proportions, modifying shapes, adding text to shapes, adding lines, angles of lines, adding arrows
  • Formatting objects: rearranging objects, grouping objects, rotating objects, centering objects, distributing objects
  • GIFs: inserting GIFs from webpages

Please note: You will need a Google Classroom set up for your students and each student will need their own device and an internet connection to use this resource. Drag and drop clipart cannot be extracted or used outside this activity. The video instructions are delivered via embedded YouTube videos (these are unlisted, i.e. cannot be found by search) - please ensure your district allows this and your students can access YouTube before completing your purchase.

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