Here is an update to my 6 Uses Slides
Shout out and credit to Corey Coble middle school teacher from Roseville CA from whom I found this idea. I saw Corey share this at the Ed Camp 123 in January and now I see that he is doing a presentation on it at the GAFE Summit.
Here is a quick rundown of this teaching idea. Use Slides to create Stop Motion videos. How cool is that? I had never thought of looking at this program this way. Basically since each slide is a blank canvas (like a Photoshop or even Google Drawing canvas) you can draw a myriad shapes and add image. Then by duplicating one slide to the next you can slightly tweak each slide one. Just like those old cartoon flip book we played with as kids, the faster you flip, the more accurate it looks – plus if you have many small tweaks to the motion the smoother it will flow.
Once they have used Slides to make all the images then they need export this NOT as a slide show but as INDIVIDUAL images. I recommend using .PNG if you have graphics and .JPG if they are photos.
Below is a quick example of slides I made.
For the last step, you have several choices. If you want just a simple animation you can use on the many online animated gif creators. Here are a few:
On these sites you upload your images and it will convert them into an animated gif.
Other choices you have are to put them into a video editor like WeVideo, iMovie, Windows maker, Animoto to name a few.
Here are the resources from Corey’s GAFE presentation and please contact him at on his Twitter page if you have any questions.
HERE IS MY ORIGINAL POST FROM 11/15
I think my first program I fell in love with when I began teaching and coaching football was PowerPoint. I did everything in it. I made Jeopardy Games, Bachelor Party roasts, and even designed our weekly playbook for the football team.
So, it took a lot for me to make the switch to Google Slides. Now all of these ideas can also be done in PowerPoint and I still find myself going back to when I need a play one of my more intricate Game Shows. (I will share in a later post all about Game Shows in the classroom).
But what I've learned in almost 20 years of playing with Presentation software is to think about NOT just standing and reading slides!
Can you infer the main idea of the cartoon below btw?
Do you get it? "Death by PowerPoint". Actually though, its not just PowerPoint... it should be more like "Death by Stand and Deliver"
Well, here are some examples from the infographic:
This idea is to have student write stories and add multimedia to digital magazines. Besides it being a lesson on research and writing, you all can teach design lesson as well.
Time Magazine template
Harry Potter (this one is my most recent and still kind of "in the works" but feel free to make a copy and play around with it)
This is my favorite game Frazzle- so simple and "inspired" by $100,000 Pyramid
So simple and easy.. just drop pictures and use the crop tool and play around with shapes
Here's one from our district office about Breast Cancer Awareness month
Choose Your Own Adventure:
I use this one from the story Hansel & Gretel to show how to hyperlink to different choices
Ed Tech Newsletter:
This is my most recent favorite use. I'm doing one for tech tips for all the teachers in my district but check out other examples by classroom teachers even at Kindergarten
Ryan's Ed Tech Tips
Kinder Class Newsletter
I've not created one of these but I found this idea so innovative.
Virtual museum template by David Lee
You can check out all of David's resources here on his site
Good luck and I hope you can find some ways to modify this and other programs.