Tag Archives: Google Drive

Create Adventure Stories in Google Slides

• These stories can be interesting, fun and challenging for students!

• This resource contains step-by-step instructions, instruction bubbles and planning pages to help them create the stories in Google Slides

• Students will need to plan out their stories because of the somewhat complex nature of creating the options in these types of stories

TOPICS

1. Planning Slides

2. Creating a Choice Slide

3. Creating Destination Slides

4. Shapes for Adventure Pages

5. Linking Slides

6. Insert Text Boxes

7. Linking Callouts

• These stories can also be created in Groups. Each member of the group could be responsible to write one adventure. All members could work on the story at the same time using Google Slides.

• Use the planning slides in this resource to help students prepare. They can be shown on a projector, shared through Google Classroom or photocopied.

• After they are finished preparing, use the instructions in this resource to show students how they will create their stories in Google Slides

Google Slides Create Adventure Stories

Google Drive Icons (Add-on For Docs and Slides)

• Insert Icons in Google Slides and Google Docs!
• Browse 1800+ free icons from Font Awesome & Google Material Design directly in Google Slides
• You can choose any color you want and the icons are imported in your Slides
• A very simple way to choose the perfect icons to illustrate your presentation
• Once you selected an icon and added it in your slide, right-click and select “Format options” to drop a shadow, add a reflection and much more

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St. Patrick’s Day Pictures using Shapes in Google Drive

• This activity includes screen shots and step-by-step instruction bubbles to show students how to make a St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun and Four Leaf Clover using Shapes in Google Drive Drawings

• This is a fun activity that allows students to learn more about Google Drive Drawings while creating an amusing holiday picture

• It also includes a simple marking scheme

Topics/Skills Covered in this Activity
• Finding the Shape Button
• Using a Variety of Shapes (Oval, Rectangle, Triangle etc.)
• Moving / Rotating Shapes
• Coloring Shapes
• Copy/Paste Shapes
• Putting Shapes Together to Make a Picture

St. Patrick’s Day Google Drawings Activity

Updates to Google Drive Lessons & Activities Bundle!

This week I redesigned the Docs (word processing), Sheets (spreadsheets) and Slides (presentations) lessons in this bundle. New screenshots and step-by-step instructions were added for each program. If you have already purchased it, you can download the free updates under your “my purchases” tab. This bundle also contains instructions and activities for Forms (quizzes and surveys), Drawings (desktop publishing/pictures) and Drive Add-ons. Here is a link to the resource…

Google Drive Lessons & Activities Bundle

 

 

Google Drawings using Shapes to Make a Lego Character

This is a fun activity that allows students to learn more about Google Drive Drawings while creating an amusing Lego picture.

Topics/Skills Covered in this Activity
• Finding the Shape Button
• Using a Variety of Shapes
• Moving / Rotating Shapes
• Coloring Shapes
• Copy/Paste Shapes
• Putting Shapes Together to Make a Picture

Google Drawings using Shapes to Make a Lego Character

Share a Google Doc that Must be Copied

  • Use the instructions in this guide to share a copy of a Google Doc, Sheet, Slide or Drawing with another user
  • Share Google documents you want users to be able to edit but at the same time prevents them from altering your own original copy
  • This is used for documents you are okay with users putting their own information onto/editing and perhaps submitting back to you through Google classroom
  • This guide contains step-by-step instructions for obtaining the shareable link and then changing the URL to force users to make a copy

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PDF to Google Doc Conversion

• You can now convert a PDF to a Google Doc right in Google Drive in order to make changes to the document
• The file conversion is good for simple small PDFs but bad for large PDFs with images, tables and other complex formatting
• The following guide shows you how to upload PDFs into Google Drive and convert them using step-by-step instructions and screenshots

PDF to Google Doc Conversion Guide

Sharing within Google Drive

Collaborators within Google Drive

  • I often have students put together a Google Slide presentation for their group projects
  • One person from the group will open a Google Slide presentation
  • That person will then invite the other members of the group to collaborate
  • All members of the group can work on the same Google Slide from different devices
  • They will each see changes made by their group members in real time

Protecting your Work

  • If you are concerned about someone copying your work and submitting it as their own, then share your work in PDF format
  • This is the only secure way to protect work if you do not want people to be able to edit it
  • It is very important to know that recipients can always make a copy of “view only” files and just edit as they wish
  • Google Docs were designed to allow people to collaborate and edit shared documents. It was not created to “protect” products.