There are many amazing uses for Google Presentations and I know they can be well utilized in the classroom. I was looking around online and found one teacher who loves the online presentation format because
Instead of my students sitting passively watching a student’s PowerPoint presentation, a presenter publishes their presentation online. In the Computer Lab each student logs into a Google account and accesses the presentation URL. I allow students to participate in the chat during the presentation as long as their comments are about the presentation, they type additional information about the content, or ask questions to the presenter. I monitor the chat closely – but I have to say – when I have done this with my students – there is 100% engagement in the presentation and they handle the responsibility of being in the chat room well (it only takes one student to get kicked out and the rest shape up fast!). They love it and its a great way to get the whole class involved in a presentation.
If you want some more ideas on how to use Google Presentations in the classroom, please check out the following links:
- 37 Interesting Ways to Use Google Docs in the Classroom
- Classrooms in the Cloud
- Google Apps in the Classroom
And, for the How To training that was done at LIS, please click here.