All of our resources follow a unique and consistent format. We do this to maximize the ease-of-use of the lesson plan, and to ensure each resource will fit within every teacher’s pedagogy. To learn more, please read our blog post on our Teaching Pedagogy.
In order to meet our teachers’ needs, we also provide our content in a variety of formats. Our Google Slide format is geared towards teachers who utilize a virtual classroom. Our Google Slide resources are comprised of interactive slides for students to complete activities anywhere on their own device. Ideal for distance learning, teachers can share the resource remotely with their students, have them complete the work and return for teacher marking.
How to Use a Google Slide Lesson Plan
To start, search our website for the lesson plan you want to purchase. Select “Google Slides” from the “Choose Your Version” section of the product page. Then add it to your cart. Bonus, there’s no shipping cost for Google Slides as they are delivered as an eBook download. Upon completion of the checkout process, you will be taken to a page to download your product. You will also receive an email with your download link. Depending on your internet connection and the size of the PDF, the download will happen within minutes. Typically, the download will automatically appear in your “Downloads” folder on your computer.
Now you can share the resource with your students. You will receive a PDF document containing a link to the Google Slide resource. You must have access to the Internet and be signed into your Google Account. Click on the provided link to open the Google Slide. Click on the blue button that says “Make a copy” to transfer to your Google Drive. These will be your Master templates. Using Google Classroom, attach the Google Slide to a new Assignment. Choose “Make a copy for each student” from the dropdown menu. To learn more about how Google Classroom works, check out our Getting Started with Google Classroom blog post.
If you’re not using Google Classroom, don’t worry, you can still utilize Google Slides in your virtual classroom; however, you and your students will still need a Google Account to access the Slides. Instructions on how to properly share the resource with your students without using Google Classroom can be found in the PDF download, along with an answer key.
The Google Slide version of our lesson plans is laid out the same as our traditional print book and eBook versions. Therefore, you will already be familiar with the layout and can refer to the provided Teacher Guide for best practices when using the lesson plan.
A great feature of using Google Slides in combination with Google Classroom is the ability to mark students’ work directly in the program. Once students complete the Slide and submit for review, use the provided answer key to compare students’ answers. The relevant slides include a mark field. Type the total number of correct answers in the box. Add up the scores as you go in the “Mark” area of the “Grading” menu. On the last slide there is a Marking Rubric. Drag the checkmark to the level that the student completed. Add up the total marks and type them info the final grade field. Return the marked Google Slides document to the student, along with any relevant comments.