Google Slides Tips for Teachers

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Google Slides tips for teachers - using google forms in the elementary classroom. Video tutorials on how to create google slides, assign on google classroom, and grade. Learn how to save time using the comment bank feature.In last week’s blog post, I shared with you some Google Forms tips and tricks. The self-grading feature of Google Forms makes them perfect for assessments. What they do lack is interactive features. That’s where Google Slides come in handy.

Google Slides can be used to create interactive Google activities. This is where students work in editing mode to complete sorting or matching activities. They may use the line or shape tool to answer questions.

Grading Google Slides can be very time consuming if you have a large number of students. I would recommend using Google Forms for your assessments. However, Google Slides are very engaging and are great practice activities during math centers.

Below are are a few video tutorials that show you how to get started, how to create the assignments, and how to use the comment bank to save time when grading.

Creating a Weekly Agenda on Google Slides

  • teacher: daily welcome message
  • students: weekly to-do list for groups

Creating a Google Slides Assignment Using Google Classroom

  • make sure you select ‘make a copy for each student’

Using the Comment Bank to Save you Time When Grading Google Slides

  • adding comments
  • using the comment bank to save time

Where Can I find Google Slides for Elementary Math?

If you’re interested in trying out Google Slides I have some free samples available for you! Click the links below to download a free copy!

Save time by purchasing the complete bundles! These interactive Google Slides cover all 3rd-5th math standards. Simply add to a computer center for independent practice!

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4 thoughts on “Google Slides Tips for Teachers”

  1. Hello. I love all of your resources–you have been so helpful for my math sessions this year. Now with the school cancellations, I am trying hard to get digital learning going for my classroom. One question I have for you about Google Classroom and you Google Slide options–how do I share the file for students to see? I can post it to my classroom, but I have parents emailing requesting that the file be shared so they can see it/use it.

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    • Tracey I just came across this and I see how long ago you wrote it. Hope you see this at some point, and it helps! 🙂

      First, you create any google assignment in the classwork tab. Don’t just post to your stream.
      When you create the assignment, you’ll upload or choose a google file from your drive. Then, you should see an option to choose “students can view”, and “make a copy for each student”. You want to choose the “make a copy for each” choice.

      Then when you post it, each kid gets their own copy and you have things to grade.

      Hope this helps 🙂

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  2. Thank you for this simple but effective tutorial. It’s too bad you don’t have any Grade 2 activities. I’m struggling to find that level of paperless Math I can use for distance ed.

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