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Google Slides Lessons for Beginners


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3 lessons for any beginner Google Slides user. Adding pictures, font and text, and slide layouts. By the end of the 3 lessons students should be able to open a blank Slides template and create something original.

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3 lessons for any beginner Google Slides user. Adding pictures, font and text, and slide layouts. By the end of the 3 lessons students should be able to open a blank Slides template and create something original.

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Who is this resource for?

If you’re a classroom teacher just starting your journey with having 1:1 devices (or something similar) or if this is the first time your group of students will be using Google Slides, these are a great way to get started for your little ones.

What is included?

3 templates that each include an instructional video for the students walking them through the lesson.

This resource is exactly the same lessons as PowerPoint Skills for Beginners Version 2, but modified for Google Slides. New video directions were recorded for Google Slides.

*These lessons are included in the 1st Grade Technology Lesson Plans and Activities

Anxious about Google Slides or Google Classroom?

Get this free Google Slides Vocabulary Poster that makes a great mini lesson to introduce your students to Google Slides for the first time.

If you’ve never purchased from me before, I love designing technology infused lessons for the classroom teacher, as well as technology skills lessons for the computer lab teacher. Check out my store if you need these types of resources.

With this resource you will receive a link to a file to be shared with your students in Google Classroom.







Do you have a Google Classroom? Are you looking for digital ways to incorporate common core skills and make your students more adept at utilizing technology in their daily learning? If so, then this is the product for you! #tptdigital

Don’t have Google accounts yet? No problem! Students can still access this presentation if you set it to be “Anyone with the link can edit”. They can add text, just not images. You would have to create a separate presentation for each student and supply them with the url. This product comes as a link in a folder. First, make sure you are signed into your Google account. Double click the link and you will be prompted to “Make a Copy”. Rename the Writing Journal whatever you would like. It will be sent directly to your drive! Disperse to your students via Google Classroom, Google Drive Shared folder, your Learning Platform, etc..

Copyright Brittany Washburn. All rights reserved by author. This product is to be used by the original downloader only. Copying for more than one teacher, classroom, department, school, or school system is prohibited. This product may not be distributed or displayed digitally for public view. Failure to comply is a copyright infringement and a violation of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Clipart and elements found in this file are copyrighted and cannot be extracted and used outside of this file without permission or license. Intended for classroom and personal use ONLY. See product file for clip art and font credits.

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5 reviews for Google Slides Lessons for Beginners

  1. Lisa C. (verified owner)

    Since this our first year having formal technology classes, my students have never given any actual instruction for presentation software. This was an excellent way to introduce all my students to Google Slides. My younger students struggled a little bit, but that was expected. My older students were able to follow the videos and instructions easily.

  2. Malinda G. (verified owner)

    This is a great activity to get kids familiar with google slides. I love how easy it is and the kids are able to apply their knowledge to other slide projects.

  3. Buyer (verified owner)

    This resource was completely necessary this past year during virtual learning. It was a great way to teach students the basic skills they would need in order to complete all of our virtual lessons for the remainder of the year. A bit tricky at first, but my 2nd graders got the hang of it eventually.

  4. Buyer (verified owner)

    What can I say but another great resource! No prep just load into LMS and go. My students learned a lot and found this interesting and engaging.

  5. Rosa L. (verified owner)

    My students in person AND online have enjoyed these lessons! The best part for me is there is NO prep involved. Just upload the file to your LMS!

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I’m a technology standards expert who makes technology curriculum for elementary computer lab teachers. Here you’ll find full year technology lessons, supplemental activities for each of the technology skills, and fun resources that review technology skills throughout the year. 

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Google Slides Lessons for Beginners