Get Creative with Google Slides

Teachers and students can do amazing things with Google Slides! Let’s take a look at how to use this great app to be creative and to collaborate! You’ll get to take part in making a digital booklet and fashioning an interactive digital poster. That’s in addition to seeing an array of fantastic ways of putting Slides to good use. Inventive ideas include publishing collaborative alphabet books, editing images, constructing timelines, creating infographics, publishing newsletters, and making narrated presentations.

Connect Four

  • Duplicate an object is Control-D
  • Select multiple objects and use Arrange > Align
  • Select multiple objects and use Arrange > Distribute
  • Share the drawing and play with a friend

Graphic Organizers

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ABC Book

  • Create one Slides presentation for your whole class will share
  • Add a slide for each student (optionally put a letter on each slide)
  • Share the document with students and assign a slide # or letter
  • First Grade Halloween Example
  • Idea: Students use to record audio and add links to slides
  • Go to File > Publish to the web to get embed code for your website 


  • Record voice as you present a slideshow using the Screencastify Chrome extension
  • Saves to Google Drive where you can get a shareable link to the video file

Mind Maps

  • Shapes can be connected with links in Drawing and Slides by dragging a line to a purple dot on a shape
  • Use arrow keys to nudge shapes
  • Hold down shift while arrowing to nudge precisely 
  • Google Drawings Mind Map Tips


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