Google Slides for the Connected Classroom

Google Slides is more than just a presentation tool. Discover the endless possibilities for how this tool can be used to engage, inform and collaborate with others!

Instructor-led, 2-week course, $90

October 7 – 21, 2015

Google Slides for the Connected Classroom

When I was a classroom teacher, I used PowerPoint for a few different things — I created presentations, my students created presentations, and I also created tutorials or personalized learning activities for my students.

PowerPoint was limited in what it could do. I loved all the features PowerPoint had, but it was missing the aspect of collaboration, and the ease of individualized viewing and sharing. For instance, with tutorials, if I wanted all my students to complete an activity, I’d put the presentation on a computer, and then they’d all have to take turns doing the activity.

When my school started using Google Apps, at first I was resistant, but once I realized the power of collaboration through Google Slides, I was sold. I immediately saw applications for my classroom.

With Google Slides, all I do is email a link and then each student can go through the tutorial on their own device at their own pace.

When students would give presentations, it was difficult to give individualized feedback on the slides. Google Slides allows me to really personalize the feedback. I can leave comments on students’ presentations, link to specific slides, and if it’s group work, everyone can easily see feedback.

When I give a presentation, students can have their own copy of the slides and take notes using commenting feature. It’s also great for a group to ask questions on a shared copy – it’s a quick way to get discussions started.

As result of this course you will:

  • Learn how-to create and collaborate with Google Slides for professional and classroom use
  • Evaluate how Google Slides can enhance curriculum
  • Discuss pros/cons of private and public viewing of information
  • Confer on value of Google Slides versus Powerpoint, Hyperstudio and other multimedia software
  • Create engaging lessons and activities with Google Slides

Google Slides for the Connected Classroom will address the relationship between content, pedagogy, and technology while covering the nuts and bolts of Google Slides and how to use this app within the context of your classroom.

My hope is that you can take what you learn in this course and put it in the context of your classroom or your role as an educator. Google Slides for the Connected Classroom will make your life easier,  help you use your time more efficiently, and help you give more personalized feedback to your students.

This course lasts 2 weeks and features:

  • One pre-recorded webinar outlining how-to use Google Slides (participants will be asked to watch this video before attending the first live webinar)
  • Two 60-minute, live, interactive webinars
  • The Webinars will be held on Mondays from 7:30-8:30pm Eastern (New York) time
  • A Powerful Learning Practice facilitator to provide tech support and foster discussion and learning during the webinar
  • Your participation in a virtual community will facilitate discussions, promote collaboration, and deepen understanding.
  • Readings, tutorials, and practical examples that supplement the live discussion for the week
  • An archived recording of the session

Specific topics to be covered in the weekly content include:


What is Google Slides and how is it different from other presentation tools?


Feel like a Google Slides pro as you learn how-to create a dynamic presentation, choose the right layout, edit, share, collaborate and more.

Google Slides in the Classroom

Find out why educators love to use Google Slides both professionally and within the classroom with these activities and resources.

What they’re saying…

“I am amazed!”

I have loved taking the series of courses in the web 2.0 series with plp and Jennifer. Jennifer is very responsive to student needs – I am amazed at the sheer amount of work it must take for her to respond so thoughtfully to each participant’s posts. She always responds with a follow up question or idea that supports a continuing dialogue around the learning. In addition to her direct support of learning, she also organizes a very thorough library of support tutorials that one can return to at anytime, even after the course has ended.

I have often gone back to the course space, even more than a year later, to access these video libraries. What I find most helpful is that each video is quite short and addresses a single task. Whatever the question, there’s usually a “how to” video somewhere in the library. If there isn’t, Jennifer will create one before the next class. Finally, when I’ve encountered problems that aren’t addressed in the library, a quick email to Jennifer directly always results in a timely response. I’m amazed at how much effort Jennifer puts into answering specific questions to support our learning and implementation of these tools in our classrooms.

Laurie R.


“5 stars!”

These Google 101s — including Google Slides is a great way to get started using Google tools. This course introduces you to the features of Slides and expands your learning into using it in the classroom to develop content. In addition, the online course allows you to connect with other educators and develop content in a collaborative environment.

I would recommend this two week e-course from PLP to start your Presentation journey and have a great facilitator guide your learning.

Susan P.


Enroll now

In just 2 weeks, learn to use the collaborative power of Google Slides in your classroom.

Get expert guidance from Google For Education Certified Trainer Jennifer Bloomingdale.

Graduate credit is available. $90.

Need to pay with a purchase order? Or maybe you want to enroll more than one teacher, your staff, your whole school or district? Or maybe you want to create a custom course bundle? We can do that! Contact us and we’ll get you set up in a hurry.

About The Instructor

Jennifer Bloomingdale

Jennifer Bloomingdale

Google For Education Certified Trainer, Course Instructor

Jennifer Bloomingdale graduated from the College of St. Rose in 2006 with a Bachelors in Childhood Education. In 2011 she completed her Masters in Educational Technology and became a New York State certified Educational Technology Specialist.  Jennifer has four years of elementary teaching experience, which includes implementing a 1:1 netbook initiative. It was through her teaching experience and masters program that Jennifer developed a passion for integrating technology and assisting others in doing so. She has been an eCourse facilitator at Powerful Learning Practice for three years and also a Google Educator certified in both Google Apps and Chromebook.

Frequently Asked Questions: Instructor-Led Courses

How is the material presented?

This instructor-led course is a mixture of live webinars, asynchronous discussion, videos, written content, worksheets, downloadable goodies, and more.

Is this a “live” course? Can I take it whenever I like?

This course is a blend of live webinars and asynchronous discussion. You can review the content whenever you like, including replays of the webinars.

When will I have access to the course content?

This course starts on a specific launch date. Each week, you'll receive new course content. You then have access to the course material forever.

How do you handle payments?

Payments are securely handled through Stripe. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express. If you need to pay with a purchase order, enroll in bulk, or want us to create a custom bundle for you, contact us.

How does the Graduate Credit work?

Graduate PD credit is available for all Powerful Learning Practice courses through the University of North Dakota. Learn more

Can I register multiple people in this course like a school or district?

Absolutely. We give significant discounts for bulk registrations. Please contact us to make an arrangement for your staff, school, or district.

Money Back Guarantee

You might be concerned that these courses won’t work for you. We get that. We offer a no risk, 30-day money back guarantee. If you don’t like the courses, if you feel like you already know the material, or if you just change your mind, we will refund 100% of your money for the first 30 days upon completion of an exit interview so we can learn how to make it better next time around. Do you have questions about this offering? Please contact us!

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Learn Google Slides for the classroom

Learn to use Google Slides for your teaching practice. Get expert help from a Google For Education Certified Trainer.

Get access to this 2-week guided course for just $90.

Need to pay with a purchase order? Or maybe you want to enroll more than one teacher, your staff, your whole school or district? Or maybe you want to create a custom course bundle? We can do that! Contact us and we’ll get you set up in a hurry.