UPDATE 8/10/2021: For more ideas on ways to design your slide decks, check out my new post here.
With many schools beginning the 2020-2021 school year virtually, a lot of generous educators have been sharing interactive templates to use with Google Slides. I have been bookmarking sites as I find them on Twitter, and I thought it would be nice to have a curated list here. I am also sharing this link, which I think is a huge game changer, on how to update student Google Slide Decks after you’ve already shared them in Google Classroom. (Video by Jessica Wilding) Remember that you will need to make a copy of each presentation in order to use it and edit it. Since there are a lot, I tried to put some examples next to each one to give you some idea of what is included in each set.
- Peel the Fruit Slides Activity includes a template for this Visual Thinking Routine, along with a link to some other Visual Thinking Routine templates.
- Templates and Games created and shared by @EtownScience (Each slide in this original presentation can be clicked on to access a presentation you can copy and use.) Includes Scrabble, a Netflix template, and many more!
- Templates created and shared by @KrissyVenosdale. Includes Fridge Poetry and Post-It Notes with a few others.
- Interactive Slides for any Content Area created and shared by @TheresaWills. Includes SO MUCH, like collaborative math manipulatives and Would You Rather.
- Open Middle Problems slides by @DanShuster, adapted from the Open Middle math site created by @RobertKaplinsky.
- Graphic Organizer Templates created and shared by @DrCDMendoza. Includes Venn Diagram, Cause & Effect, and others.
- Depth and Complexity Slides adapted from the work of Bette Gould and Sandra Kaplan, slides created by @Venezia_Megan. Includes the icons and thinking prompts with areas to enter responses.
- Google Slides Templates curated by @HistorySandoval. Includes Hyperslides, a TED Talk viewing guide, and more from various contributors.
- Notebooks, Manipulatives, Choice Boards and Games created and shared by the incredible @SlidesMania.
- Free Templates from Mrs. Park (@MrsParkShine) Includes several types of Check-In templates and Learning Stations Menus.
Let me know if you have any other collections that I should add! Also, remember you can quickly make your own slides interactive by using one of my favorite tools, PearDeck!