Like many of you, I taught remotely during the spring of 2020. One of the most obvious issues I noticed during that spring was my students’ inability to interact with technology. I had assigned lessons without realizing that they needed technological skills to complete the assignment. The platform I utilized most often was Google Slides. While I knew how to use Google Slides, my students were lacking with this skill set.
This fall, I decided that I would not make that error again. I created a lesson that took students through the basics of Google Slides, and then I had them practice those skills by interacting with the platform to create a “virtual locker.” This process provides an introduction for my students, and they learn how to use Google Slides in the process.
This full product is editable, so you can remove or add lessons to meet the needs of your classroom.
The following Skills are addressed:
- Inserting an Image
- Drag and Drop
- Zooming in and out
- Copying an Individual Slide
- Changing the Font, Color, or Style
- Copy and Paste
- Removing the Background of an Image
- Analyzing Color Choices
- Drawing with Google Slides
This product includes a links to the lessons. When you click that link, it will prompt you to make a copy for your own Google Drive. My hope is that with this lesson specifically targeting the technology students will need for Social Studies, they will then be able to access the content and critical thinking!
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