Seven Great Google Slides Templates for Creativity and Critical Thinking
Google Slides is too powerful to limit its use to boring presentations. Create engaging learning experiences while promoting critical thinking and creativity with these seven Google Slides templates you can use in virtually any classroom. The sharing settings for all of these templates are set up so that users can create an editable copy by clicking “Make a Copy,” or “Use Template.”
Although Facebook continues to decline in popularity among students, they still love creating fake Facebook pages for historical figures, book characters, plants, animals, etc. My favorite face Facebook page generator is a simple Google Slides template. Students just replace the images and text for their assigned entity.
I found this great template from Jim Covais, Covais Tech. A simple, single page template with placeholders for header and profile images. Students can add a bio and are provided with space for three tweets.
Excellent Google Slide Templates from Ryan O’Donnell
Ryan O’Donnell’s Google Slides Templates have raised the bar for creativity with Google Slides. The rest of the templates in this post come from Ryan’s site, Creative Ed Tech.
In addition to a blank template, this file has a second page consisting of an annotated example.
Time Magazine Template
I first thought this template was just for the magazine cover, but it’s much more than that. It includes eight more pages with placeholders for a variety of images. It also takes advantage of the Google Slides ability to embed video.
National Geographic Template
This template is set up perfectly for four short articles. Similar to the Time Magazine Template, this template includes image and video placeholders.
DC Comics – Comic Book Template
This template is so awesome that I highly recommend checking out O’Donnell’s separate post on his process of creating comic books. In addition to several traditional template pages, this file provides several pages of ideas, examples, and resources to promote creativity.
Harry Potter Newspaper Template
Harry Potter fans will love this multi-page newspaper template. It includes links to fonts/clipart to help students build upon the wizardly theme.
Bonus Template: Brainstorming / Graphic Organizers
It might not fit in with the theme of the other templates in this post, but it would be remiss of me to leave out O’Donnell’s awesome Google Slides template for brainstorming / graphic organizers. Students can collaborate in real-time to create Venn diagrams, KWL charts, and more.
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