There's been a lot of hype around using Google Slides for distance learning recently. I'm not a Google expert, but I have been using Google Slides in my class regularly for several years. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about Google Slides that I hear.
Are Google Slides free?
Absolutely! The Google Slides app is free for anyone to use. All you need is a device and the Google Slides app. You can create your own activities or buy ready made ones on websites like Teachers Pay Teachers.
Will Google Slides work without Google Classroom?
Yes, Google Slides will work without Google Classroom. These digital activities can be shared through other learning management systems or by sharing the activity link directly with your students.
Can Google Slides be used for distance learning?
Interactive Google Slides make great distance learning activities.
How do I grade Google Slides activities?
Google Slides activities can be graded much the same way typical worksheets are graded. You can even add cute digital stickers to your students' assignments. Read about how I grade my Google Slides assignments.
Which is better – Google Slides or Boom Cards?
That's an excellent question, but it's not an easy one to answer. There are so many benefits to using each platform. I use both in my classroom.
Do I have to have a computer to use Google Slides?
Nope. Google Slides can be used on any device that can download the Google Slides app. Some digital activities are easier to complete on computers, but you don't have to have one.
What question do you have about using Google Slides in your classroom?