Cool Trick: Moving from PowerPoint to Google Slides

Struggling to move to Google apps because of your long-standing love affair with PowerPoint? Learn how to move on painlessly!

If you’ve been working with computer-aided teaching for the past twenty years, you’ve probably become used to Microsoft’s PowerPoint, the juggernaut of presentation software. Many teachers resist the Google move because they believe it means losing the power of PPT. Worry not! You can have that power and the flexibility of file sharing with Google Slides! Check this out!


 

 


Visit these links for more help!

Exporting SmartNotebook files into PowerPoint format

Google Tips (Select Slides as the product.)

“Using Google Slides” by Eric Curtis (text-based support)

“5 Reasons to Replace PowerPoint with Google Slides” by Inside Higher Ed

PD Session: Move Beyond PowerPoint to Google Slides and Prezi!

Featuring two of the most powerful digital presentation tools available for free today, Google Slides and Prezi, participants will get a hands-on look at the benefits and techniques of these awesome web –based software.

Presented by WGTE

Presenting last on October 19, 2015 as part of the Sylvania Fall Inservice Day. Next presentation to be announced!


From the ad: “Presentation tools in the classroom are now collaborative, creative, and visually stunning. If you are still stuck on hand outs and putting PowerPoints onto flash drives or emails each day, this class can help bring you and your students into the digital age! Featuring two of the most powerful digital presentation tools available for free today, Google Slides and Prezi, participants will get a hands-on look at the benefits and techniques of these awesome web –based software. ”

Participants will receive basic, hands-on training to get started using Google Slides and Prezi. Come with a ready-to-learn attitude and leave with the ability to:
· Create new presentations in multiple platforms
· Perform all the necessary tasks to create visually impressive and informative slide shows and prezis.
· Understand how to collaborate on both programs
· Gather new ideas for engaging students through these tools and encouraging them to use new, digital formats in their own presentations.


Couldn’t make the session?  Check out this video walkthrough on creating your first Prezi!


Session Materials

“Google Docs in Plain English” (video 2:50)