"Around here we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious...and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."
I have always been a big fan of the Disney magic, so it is no small wonder that I also love EdTech and G Suite for Education. I love that both companies have a growth mindset and never rest on their laurels.
Google slides has always been one of my favorite G Suite Tools and it comes as no surprise that Google recently announced some incredible updates for Slides. These updates go live for everyone on October 11th. Slides are so much more than a presentation tool, and these updates will make Slides even more versatile. Here are three of my favorites from this recent Slides update.
- Peardeck has partnered with Google to bring us one of the first add-ons for Slides. The Peardeck add-on allows you to add interactive questions to your presentation. It will be a great tool for formative assessments. Learn more about Slide add-ons here.
- Unsplash is another incredible new add-on. Unsplash is the world’s premier community for HD photography. And the entire Unsplash library of curated high-resolution photos is now freely available directly in Google Slides for your presentations.
- Google has now brought Keep Notepad to Slides. We loved when Keep was added to Docs and now this incredible organization, research, and note tool works with Google Slides. Learn more about Google Keep in Slides and Docs here.
- You can now link slides across multiple presentations. This means that you can have the same slide across multiple presentations and if you update this linked slide in one presentation it automatically updates in the other presentations.
Learn more about additional updates including inserting Diagrams, Grid view, Skipping slides, and more here.
Thank you, Google for helping teachers enhance the learning experience for our students! Change is so important for learning and growth and I appreciate the Google models an innovative mindset for all learners!