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.
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When French and Spanish teachers tell me what they want in resources there are a few common themes:
- Digital files that I can easily share with students
- Little to no prep
- Self-grading so that students can track their progress
- Easy to grade
- Provides students with effective practice with vocabulary themes without translation.
Digital magic squares activities using Google Slides™ touch on all of these points.
The right side of each screen has 16 pictures and the grid has the words that correspond to each picture. Students type the number of the picture below the word.
When all numbers are filled in students can verify their answers. The total of the numbers in each row, column, and diagonal is 34.
There are 4 puzzles in this activity, an answer slide and a vocabulary reference page.
Absolutely no prep needed. Just share with students. Useful for distance, hybrid, blended or in school learning and teaching.
Digital files, Little to no prep, Self-grading, Easy to grade, Effective practice
Get you magic squares activities now and share immediately with students.
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