Creative Uses of Google Slides


Summer Course

Google Slides: Self-Paced Summer Course

Course Timing: Monday, August 24th - Friday, September 4th

Asynchronous (Complete at your own pace!)

Google Slides is a powerful and flexible core G Suite tool with an unlimited opportunity to create digital experiences to support students in face to face, blended or online learning environments. This two-week, self-pace (asynchronous) course will help educators take a creative look at Google Slides to reconsider the use of the tool for both face to face and remote learning. From creating digital interactive notebooks and digital portfolios to constructing customized digital text with multimedia (audio & video) and Choose Your Own Adventure experiences, the capacity of Google Slides will be explored from all perspectives. The session is designed to build on the core functionality of Google Slides and to develop a creative approach to the tool to effectively and creatively design learning experiences that will engage students.

Course Experience:

The intention of the course is to provide educators with the opportunity to explore Google Slides as a powerful learning environment in a convenient, self-pace online learning experience. Starting with an introduction to the Slides environment and developing a core skill set, through the thoughtful design of digital experiences, the two-week course is a great fit for educators looking to expand their comfort level, awareness and ability to leverage this dynamic digital tool.

Each module will consist of a structured learning experience where the course instructor is embedded via video, audio and screencast video content to support your self-paced, independent learning. Each module is designed to last approximately 1-2 hours. Each module will include an extension hands-on challenge activity to practice the skills and ideas explored in the module. There is also one optional synchronous experience in the second week of the course. Participants can join in for a live Zoom call of open office / Q&A with the course instructor.

Course Outline: Modules Open 8/24

Module 1: Google Slides Core Skill Set

Module 2: Leveraging Video in Google Slides

Module 3: Leveraging Audio in Google Slides

Module 4: Google Slides as Digital Portfolios

Module 5: Google Slides as Digital Notebooks / Workspaces

Module 6: Designing Digital Experiences in Google Slides

Synchronous Zoom Open Office / Q&A: Tuesday, September 1st: 7-8pm EST

Who Should Attend?

The self-paced course is designed for:

Classroom Teachers K-12

Educational Technologists

Instructional Coaches


When does the course begin?

The course will open on Monday 8/24

Do I have to complete the course in two weeks?

You can complete the course at your own pace. Two weeks is a suggested experience

Will I have access to the course when I am done?

Yes! The course section will stay open and you will have access to the course materials.

Are there assignments or a discussion forum to complete?

No. There are suggest challenge activities that you can complete independently after finishing each module.

Where do I log into the course?

When you register, you will have access to the course section in Google Classroom.

Technology Requirements

  • The Course will be run through Google Classroom
  • Course participants must use a personal (non-school / edu) Google account to join the Google Classroom section.

Meet the Instructor

Greg Kulowiec

Prior to joining EdTechTeacher, Greg spent eight years as a high school history teacher and one year as a technology integration specialist in Plymouth, Massachusetts. He began integrating technology into his classroom with early mobile devices including iPods and cell phones. An early adopter of iPads, Chromebooks and 1:1 environments, Greg quickly transitioned to integrating Project Based Learning Environments. Work that his students created during their studies of the Arab Spring of 2011 was featured on National Public Radio.  

Since 2012 as a full time instructor with EdTechTeacher, Greg brings a dynamic approach to technology integration that is paired with powerful instructional frameworks such as Project Based Learning and Design Thinking. Greg works with school districts and teachers throughout the country in workshops and year long professional development to explore thoughtful and effective uses of technology. Greg is a Google Certified Trainer, a Microsoft Innovative Educator, and the co-host of the “So We’ve Been Thinking Podcast”. Greg has presented at MassCue, NCSS, MASCD, ISTE, Google’s Global Education Summit and the EdTechTeacher Innovation Summits. Greg lives in Newburyport, MA with his wife and two children.

For more information about these workshops, please contact Gail Ross-McBride at or call 888-377-9518 ext 1.

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