Once in a while I see a post on or tweet and it sparks a new idea. Maybe I don’t do it the exact way that it was shown, but it gets the wheels turning.
This happed last week when I saw a tweet from Meredith White, a Spanish teacher in Georgia. She shared a Google Slide™ tip and I got to thinking right away about all the ways that I could use it to engage students with their language learning.
Essentially, Meredith showed that you can pile up text boxes and then have students work through the “stack” and move the boxes around the screen.
Here is the run-down of how to do it:
🖱 Click image
🖱 Duplicate as many times as you want
🖱 To turn those into a stack, select all images
🖱 Click arrange, choose left
🖱 Click arrange, choose top
✨ Now students can drag & drop from a stack.
And here is a quick video that shows how to do this and an idea that I came up with that uses the stack:
I hope this inspired you in the same way it inspired me.