Learn how to get started with Google Slides by creating a basic template for a student project.

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How to Create Templates in Google Slides

Still doing lectures the old fashioned way? Update your methods with Google Slides, a free online presentation tool.

Take a look at this 3-minute problem solver, and learn how to create templates in Google Slides. Google Slides is a free presentation tool that allows you to create and share presentations for free online.

If you don't want to create your own template from scratch, there are tools out there that can help you out. Slides Carnival offers free basic templates for Google Slides and Powerpoint. They have different template categories to browse through like Simple, Creative, Inspirational, and Formal.

Creating presentation templates is just one small part of what Google Drive has to offer. For more on getting the most out of Google Drive, check out one of these training sessions:

Google Drive: An Intro to Free Collaborative Tools for Your Classroom. Enjoy an overview of Google Drive, as well as the types of tools it offers and how to find them. Learn how to create, share, and use an example collaborative document. In addition, hear suggestions for how they can be used in a classroom and learn the basics of Google Classroom and Google Apps for Education, along with the benefits of each.

Google Drive Add-ons and Chrome Extensions that Enhance Productivity. Would you like the ability for you and your students to be more productive and save time? Many of the free Google Drive add-ons and Chrome extensions will help you do just that! Explore a variety of the helpful Google Drive add-ons, such as Flubaroo, Autocrat, Table of Contents, and more. In addition, view some slick Chrome extensions such as Screencastify, OneTab, and Movenote and discuss how they can help teachers, administrators, and students work and learn more productively!

These training sessions are available for a small fee, or as part of a Premium SimpleK12 Membership.

Do you use Google Slides in your classroom? What is your favorite feature? Let me know what you think in a comment on this article.

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About Our “Create Templates” Presenter
Monica Burns is an Education Consultant, EdTech Blogger, and Apple Distinguished Educator. Monica works with teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible at all grade levels. She has conducted well over 40 unique training sessions for SimpleK12, click here to take a look at more videos from Monica.

About the Author
Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for SimpleK12.com. She writes frequently about education topics, and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at editor@simplek12.com.