Using Google Slides to Support All Learning Styles

Over the summer I posted about using Google Slides for Categorizing YouTube Videos. I never thought about the “BIG” impact this simple idea can make upon the classroom. Recently I embedded a bunch of YouTube links into a Google Slides Presentation. The YouTube videos are used by a Teacher Partner for reinforcing content presented in the classroom. After sharing the slide with the teacher I was asked, “Can this presentation be shared with the students.” My response was, “Absolutely!” This is when i realized the Youtube slide deck can be a categorized study support for students.

WHY?

  1. Students find video engaging
  2. Easier for some students to retain information from songs
  3. Provides visuals to help with learning content
  4. Students retain lyrics content due to the song rhythm

Ways to Share a Youtube Google Slide Deck

  1. Share a link to Google Slide Deck via Email
  2. Embed into a website
  3. Tweet the link

SAMPLE SCIENCE YOUTUBE GOOGLE SLIDE DECK

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Creating Flashcards Using Flippity.net Google Sheet Template

Today during an Ed Tech Professional Development workshop I created a Flippity.net flashcard. You wouldn’t believe how simple this was to do using a Google Sheet Template supplied by the Flippity Website. This is what the flashcards looked like once published to the internet.

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I like how Flippity.net provides several different tools once the vocabulary list is published to the internet.

LIST SETTING

This view provides a listing of the vocabulary words along with the definition

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PRINT QUIZ

Print quiz option creates assessments from the vocabulary information entered into a Google Spreadsheet

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HOW TO CREATE FLIPPITY FLASHCARDS

flippy copy template

  • Edit the Flippity Google Spreadsheet

flippy edit

  • Publish Spreadsheet to the web ~ copy the link
  • Paste the link into the second sheet of the spreadsheet

Flippity step 1 2

  • A link for the Flippity Flashcards will be generated for sharing

Flippity link

Transform Google Notes Into Interactive

I’m a K-12 Teaching Assistant assigned to Middle School. My position pushes me into several content areas to support students. One of the expectations of my position is to supply supplemental notes for the students. I use Google Drive to share my notes via content area folders with my Special Education Teacher Partners. This delivers the notes synchronously to my partner.

This year I discovered it is easiest to use a Google Slide to share notes. I use one presentation for each new month. If my notes contain 8.5″ x 11″ worksheets then I link out to another Google slide presentation with a page setup for this dimension. My main Google Note sharing presentation uses the custom page setup of 11″ by 8.5″ This makes it possible for my Teacher Partners to print a page if needed. Sometimes the landscape style notes can be easily converted into a study interactive the teachers can use with students during resource room, study hall or etc…

HERE IS AN EXAMPLE OF NOTES TURNED INTO AN INTERACTIVE

Easy Manipulative

Please click here if you would like the template

 It is easy as pie to convert your notes into a manipulative by pulling the answers off to the side of the layout area.

Yes! There is a Way to Share Google MyMaps with Students!!!

This post is in response to April Barefoot’s question asked via Twitter. She asked, “Is there a way to share your Google My Maps so teacher could create polygons and then share map with students?”  The below Screencast provides the answer to this question.

Pangea Lesson Using Google My Maps

Last week in Social Studies I watched a teacher present a lesson about Pangea. The teacher used a graphic image they had found to explain the formation of Pangea as a Supercontinent. Right away I realized by using Google My Map one could create a visual to support both the visual and kinesthetic learners understanding of how this Super Continent was formed.

VIDEO PRESENTATION for USING GOOGLE MY MAP

WHY USE GOOGLE MY MAP to REPRESENT PANGEA

  1. Supplies a visual representation
  2. Engages Students with interaction
  3. Supports critical thinking skills
  4. Provides a springboard for whole group discussion
  5. Integrates technology use
  6. Differentiates lesson
  7. Provides the Opportunity to Integrate more than one content area into the lesson
    1. Science, Social Studies and Math