Who would have thought that having teaching-specific Google slides available to download would have teachers fist-pumping with excitement! Although Google slides were a thing before distance learning – they have certainly become more popular over the last couple of months!
This whole distance learning is certainly something they don’t prepare you for in college. But, to make it a little easier for you, we’ve started to convert some of our popular printable resources into Google Slide templates ready for you to download and use in your lessons. We now have over 200 resources that are perfect to use when teaching virtually. And do you want to know the best news? We are going to continue converting so you have a plethora of google slide templates to use during the entire school year!
How Do You Use Google Slides in Google Classroom?
The best part about our step-by-step instructions about using Google Slides in Google Classroom is that there isn’t any time spent explaining the ‘how to’ in regards to the design and creation of Google Slides. That’s because we’ve already done the hard work for you with our collection of beautifully designed Google Slides ready to go!
All you have to do is:
- Download the Google Slide resource.
- Make a copy.
- Create an assignment in Google Classroom.
- Add the Google Slide from your Google Drive.
- Make a copy for each student.
And for the visual learners…
Back-to-School Google Slide Templates
As back to school looms, we have made it a priority to convert some of our helpful back-to-school resources into Google Slides to help teachers. Our Back to School – Meet the Teacher PowerPoint Template is the perfect editable PowerPoint to use during a ‘Meet the Teacher’ or ‘Back-to-School Parent Information’ event, even if it may happen virtually!
A morning message is a great way to communicate daily announcements to your students and helps set a positive tone for the day. Distance learning sometimes makes this tricky, but our editable Morning Message Slide Templates are available to download as Google Slide templates. We’ve taken the ‘tricky’ out of that sentence for you!
First Day of School Google Slide Templates
The first day of school can sometimes be challenging, especially if you are faced with distance learning. Here are some fantastic getting-to-know-you activities that are available in Google Slide format that you could incorporate into your planning.
A getting-to-know you task for students to complete in the first days of a new school year.
A must have back to school activity for upper year students.
Use QR codes to get to know your new classmates at the start of a new school year.
Our Back-to-School Self Assessment Template is another great first day of school activity that you can assign to your students within your Google Classroom.
This activity requires students to provide a self-assessment of their enjoyment and skills in a variety of school subjects.
Google Slide Templates – Comprehension
As teachers, we know the importance of the teaching and learning of comprehension. Hence, we have a number of our comprehension texts paired with worksheets available in Google Slide templates.
A reading passage paired with a comprehension activity about bees.
A comprehension activity about King Tutankhamun.
A comprehension task that encourages students to apply a range of reading strategies when learning about the history of flight.
Google Slide Templates – Worksheets
Here are some fantastic Google Slide worksheets that can be used in a variety of ways and are ready to assign to your students within Google Classroom.
A worksheet to use when asking questions before, during, and after reading.
A template for students to use when planning the plot structure of a narrative text.
Use research and creative writing skills to design a social media profile for fiction or nonfiction persons.
Google Slide Templates – Goal Setting
Goal setting is important in any classroom. Setting goals for the year doesn’t change because students may be learning from home, here are some fantastic Google Slide activities that support goal setting for students.
A fun back-to-school activity to help students set goals for the upcoming school year.
Stay tuned for more and more downloadable Google Slide Templates for teachers to use in your classroom.
Which of our resources would you like to see turned into Google Slides? Let us know in the comments below.