One great way to assign students work digital is through a slide deck. Slide decks are a set of slides that walk students through practicing or learning a skill in many different ways!
Elements of a Slide Deck
When creating a slide deck I start with an outcome in mind. For example, “I want my students to practice and learn how to analyze theme in a text”. Or “I want students to review how to multiply”.
Then, I create a minimum of 5 slides to work on that skill. Each slide will practice it in a new and exciting way!
When I am teaching a new reading standard I will have them watch a video reteaching the skill, then do an interactive anchor, watch a Pixar video and practice the skill, do a close read with a graphic organizer, play online games, and then do an assessment.
When I am doing a math skill I will have them watch a video, do an interactive anchor chart, do task cards, play online games, do a challenge activity, and then do an assessment.
You can do these for any subject you just want to make sure they always have..
- A way to teach the skill (even if you have already taught it). This can be through a embedded video, an anchor chart, or a voice recording.
- Engaging ways to practice. This could be task cards, videos, graphic organizers, etc.
- I highly suggest using a slide to take them to different games and such on the internet.
- An assessment
When do you use slide decks?
- Distance learning often-These are a great way for a kid to learn a skill without a teacher present!
- Centers- I have students doing these during reading and math centers as a way to reenforce the skill I am teaching.
- Homework- Super easy and no-prep for you!
Why slide decks?
- Highly Engaging
- Great for review or teaching a concept
- Everything is in one place so they don’t have to hop from one place to another online.
- They learn and practice the skill in several different ways.
- Great assessment!
How do you make it so the kids can’t move the background?
I create my slides in Powerpoint and then I save them as PNG files. On the slide click “background” on the top bar. Then, you upload that PNG that you created! I add text boxes so kids know where to type.
How do you add videos?
YouTube is owned by Google. So, if you go to “insert” and “video” you can search on YouTube and add the YouTube video right into your slides.
How do you give these to your kids?
I assign them on Google Classroom! Then, when they are done they turn it in.
This seems like it would take forever. Can I find them already made?
YES! I have made all the reading and math skills for you, plus fun holiday themed ones! Head here to get them created and ready to go!