Rock these creative Google Slides templates in class (GTT034)

Google Slides is way, way, way more than a slide presentation tool. It’s a platform for students to display their creativity, work together in a shared space, and make something they can be proud of.

It’s nice to have some ideas to help kickstart our creative thinking when it comes to using Google Slides in non-traditional ways. That’s where Ryan O’Donnell can help.

He’s a technology TOSA (teacher on special assignment) and former social studies teacher from Rocklin, California.

Ryan has created some amazing Google Slides templates that you can grab right off his website and start using immediately. They include templates to create mock Instagram, Facebook and Twitter pages, covers for magazines like TIME, National Geographic and People, and even the Harry Potter “Daily Prophet” newspaper!

Check out Ryan’s templates on his website.

In this conversation on the Google Teacher Tribe podcast, co-host Kasey Bell and I have a great chat with Ryan about using G Suite in the classroom, leading professional development creatively, podcasting and more.

… or click one of the links below to listen:

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/google-teacher-tribe-podcast/id1197145825
Google Play: http://subscribeonandroid.com/googleteachertribe.libsyn.com/rss
Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/google-teacher-tribe-podcast?refid=stpr
Website: http://googleteachertribe.com/34

Full show notes are available at GoogleTeacherTribe.com/34.

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Matt is scheduled to present at the following upcoming events:

 DateEvent / Event DetailsCity / More Info
+ 01/26/2018
Erie 1 BOCESWest Seneca, NY
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+ 01/29/2018
Jackson R-2 School DistrictJackson, MO
+ 02/02/2018
California League of Schools (DBC)Monterey, CA
+ 02/07/2018
Ditch That Homework Workshop (Region 8 ESC)Fort Wayne, IN
 Venue:The Summit
1025 W. Rudisill Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46807
Public Event
+ 02/08/2018
Ditch That Homework WorkshopMishawaka, IN
 Venue:Northern Indiana Educational Service Center (NIESC)
56535 Magnetic Drive
Mishawaka, IN 46545
Public Event
+ 03/01/2018
Kids ROELoves Park, IL
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+ 03/07/2018
Delaware Association of School Admin 
+ 03/16/2018
Lake Shore Central SchoolAngola, NY
+ 03/30/2018
Taylorville CUSDTaylorville, IL
+ 06/04/2018
Granbury ISDGranbury, TX
+ 06/13/2018
InnEdCoKeystone, CO
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+ 06/21/2018
Barr-Reeve Jr/Sr High School- Washington Community SchoolsWashington, IN
+ 08/09/2018
St. Joseph Grade SchoolSouth Bend, IN
+ 08/15/2018
St. Anthony de Padua Catholic SchoolSouth Bend, IN
+ 10/03/2018
Orrick R-XI / I-70 Excellence in Education ConferenceKansas City, MO