Google offers several free tools perfect for educators. Let's take a look at using Google to customize presentations.

In this 3-Minute Classroom Problem Solver video, SimpleK12 trainer Monica Burns explains how to use Google Slides to create beautiful presentations, wherever you might be.

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Watch as Monica walks you through the tool and explains how the Themes features is perfect for customizing presentations. You or your students can explore the themes and customize each one to make presentations suitable many different activities.

Have you tried out Google Slides yet? What did you think? Let me know in a comment on this article.

How to Customize Presentations with GoogleInterested in more on Google Slides? Take a look at these online training sessions, specifically created with educators in mind:

Google Slides: A Step-By-Step Intro to Creating, Formatting, and Designing Slides. Join Deb Norton as she shares step-by-step how to use some of the basic features in Slides, as well as many of the lesser known ones. She shows how to quickly get started using themes and layouts, as well as how to add slides and other elements. Learn how to make your slides more appealing and informative by changing backgrounds, inserting and formatting text boxes, adding graphics, including transitions, and more. In addition, discover how to share Slides so that you and your students or colleagues can begin working collaboratively. You'll also learn how to create a Google presentation from an existing PowerPoint presentation, as well as how to save your Google Slides presentation in a different format.

Google Slides: Going Beyond a Simple Slide Show. Learn how to go beyond the basics with Google Slides. Use Google Slides to create digital interactives, to make stop-motion animation, and much more. Come discover how you can unlock the full potential of Google Slides.

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About Our “Customize Presentations” 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 50 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.