Google Slides is a versatile tool that can enhance a variety of documents created for the school library. I use it for almost everything–library newsletters, tutorials, handouts, images, and gifs. Google Slides provides a flexible canvas compared to using Google Docs and allows users to easily embed into websites.
Google Slides has add-ons, additional features that can be added individually, that enhance the usability for many purposes.
To access Google Add-Ons, open Google Slides, and choose Add-Ons from the menu. Click Get Add-Ons. Browse hundreds of options or search by keyword or title of the add-on.
For image add-ons, check out the following:
- Icons by Noun Project: Noun Project provides access to thousands of icons. Users can easily search this site and add to any slide.
- Insert Icons for Slides: Insert Icons offers access to thousands of Font Awesome and Google Material Design icons. Users can also change the color and add to Slides.
- Unsplash Images: Unsplash Images provides access to images that are free to use.
To create Gifs, check out the following:
- Slide-Slide-Gif: This option enables users to convert slides into Gifs. It’s helpful for showing how to use new technology.
- Bjorn’s GIF-maker: This option also enables users to convert slides into Gifs. It requires a subscription after 7 days.
For interactive add-ons, check out these options:
- Slido: With this option you can create polls and surveys for participants.
- Pear Deck Add-OnL If you utilize the interactive tool, Pear Deck, then this add-on improves the use of the tool.
- Nearpod Add-On: Nearpod is an interactive instructional tool like Pear Deck. Use the Add-On to easily create and use Nearpod.
What other add-ons do you use in Google Slides?