Technology and Social Media Training for School Nurses Blog Series Post #5 by Kim Webb
Happy Tech Tuesday! Today I want to talk about the fabulous tool: Google Slides. Google slides is marketed as a program similar to Microsoft PowerPoint.
A school nurse may want to utilize this for the following:
I am going to first discuss how to make a presentation stand out and then I will cover some fun ways you can use Google Slides.
To get started you will need a google account. First, if you don’t have a google account you will need to create one. Instructions on that can be found HERE. Next, you will go to slides.google.com. You will see that Google slides provide a variety of templates to help you get started. My first suggestion is to look through there to see if there is one already created for what you are looking to do.
From there it works similar to the PowerPoint program many people are familiar with.
Some tips on creating a presentation that stands out:
You can change the size of the slide you are working on to be the same size as a normal 8x10 sheet of paper. You do this by opening up a blank slide file, click on file and then go all the way down to page setup. It will bring up the below screen where you can click on the little down arrow where it says widescreen and then change it to custom. Then you can make it an 8x10! This ensures that whatever you make will print out nicely.
Another fun thing is you can add in links anywhere. Below is an example of a flyer I made for a virtual event. By using the shape tool , You can put a box around whatever you want to become a link. After you put the shape around it, you find the hyperlink button that looks like . Click on the shape and then click on the hyperlink button and it will ask you to put in the website you want it to go too. You can add any web link, calendar link, or even a zoom link here.
If you save these fliers as PDFs all of your links will still work and then there is no worrying about sharing your original document with anyone.
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