Google SlidesGoogle DriveCreate and share your work online and access yourdocumentsfrom anywhereManage documents, spreadsheets, presentations, surveys, and more all in one location This lesson contains screen shots, tips and instructions for using Presentations (now known as Slides) within Google Drive.
Note: other lessons will explore documents, spreadsheets, drawings and forms within Google Drive. This lesson introduces Google Drive and explains Google Slides .
Getting StartedFrom the Google homepage, select Drive12
Click on NewSelect your desired program (Docs, Sheets, Slides)Note: Click on More for Forms and DrawingsGetting Started
ThemeSelect a Theme and press OKNote: The Theme can be changed anytime under the Theme tab
New SlideNew Slide with Layout
The next slides will investigate the Menu Bar
EditSelect Undo to delete a previous mistake
ViewZoom in to examine a small area of the slideFull Screen to view the presentation in Presentation mode
InsertInsert a Text box, Image, Video, Word art, Line, Shape, Table and New SlideThe following 5 slides will demonstrate inserting these features
Insert - ShapeSelect from a variety of shapes for the presentation
Insert - ImageDrag or upload an image into this areaIt will automatically be uploaded into your document
Insert - VideoThe words Google Drive were typed into the YouTube search areaA series of videos are displayed below to select for the presentation
Insert Word artWord Art is great for Titles
Insert New SlideThe slides are displayed in this locationThere are currently 3 slides in the presentation
Slide - TransitionSelect Type of Transition Example Fade and apply settings
Slide Apply LayoutSelect from a variety of layouts for your slides
Format Format TextAdd Bulleted or Numbered lists
Arrange - OrderMove a shape in front or behind another shape, text or image
ToolsCheck SpellingResearch a TopicThe topic hockey was entered into the search areaA list of web results is created including images and information
Table Insert tableStepsSelect Table Insert TableDetermine the appropriate number of rows and columnsThe program will automatically add the table to the slide
HelpType what you are trying to find into the help box
Further LessonsOther lessons will exploreDocs (Word Processing)Sheets (Spreadsheets)FormsDrawings
Activity #1 All About YouThe Best way to learn is to teach.You will be creating a slide show about you!You will be putting together your information into a 5 slide Google Slides presentation. Be creative and use the tools weve talked about.