Create an Infographic Using Google Slides! – Tyler Howell

Using Google Slides to Create an Infographic

Basic Infographic Design

Steps:

  1. Open Google slides and create a new presentation. Once you have done so create a blank slide in the presentation.
  2. Click “File” and scroll down till you see “Page Setup” and select it. The “Page Setup” box should appear on your screen

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  1. Next click on the box directly below the words page setup and select “custom.

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  1. Next click the box that reads “inches” and select “pixels” as your units.

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  1. Once you have selected pixels as your desired units, you need to enter in your dimensions. They need to be entered as 700 x 2000

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Note: This should make your slide longer that way you can add more media and information to your infographic.

Adding to the Infographic

Steps:

  1. Set your zoom to 200% by clicking “View” and clicking “200%

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  1. Scroll to the top of the slide and begin designing your infographic.

Design

Video Tips on Designing an Infographic   

Steps:

  1. Use shapes to have a background for your text inside the infographic. 

Example:

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Tip: Use images and other forms of media to make your infographic more appealing to the viewers eye.

Notes:

  • You can insert shapes and layer them over one another as shown.
  • Use more than one text box when adding to the separated parts of your infographic.

Example a finished infographic:

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Bio

Tyler Howell – Student

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Tyler Howell (@thowellhelpdesk) is a senior at Ash Grove High School in southwest Missouri. He is currently involved with a plethora of extracurricular activities including: FBLA, FCCLA, Track & Field, and currently a captain of the football team. Tyler loves helping out students with the google apps. He enjoys using the google applications to assist him in his school work also.

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Creating and Using a Q & A in Google Slides – Paul Chavez

Creating a question and answer in Google Slides provides an extra tool for teachers and presenters to utilize for discussion in the classroom.

Steps

  1. Select a previous existing or create a Presentation in Google Slides
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To create a new presentation go to slides.google.com and click “Blank”

To begin the process of creating a Question and Answer response system, you must first have a specific Google Slides Presentation that you would like the Q & A to be linked to. 

     2. Start a Q & A by going into “Presenter View”

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Once you have your presentation opened, click on the drop-down menu by the “Present” button in the upper right corner. Choose the option “Presenter View” from the drop-down menu. When the Presenter View window opens click “Start new” under “Audience Tools”.

 

      3. Tools to use

Once you have your Q & A created there are some features to keep in mind while using it. You can choose which slide to feature the Q & A link by using the drop down menu on the left side of the presenter view window. You can also filter the audience of the Q&A by selecting who can view by clicking on the drop down menu that follows “Accepting questions from” in the presenter view. The speaker notes tab in the presenter view allows you to store various information or data that you may need during a presentation.

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       4. Asked Questions

Questions or comments that have been posted on the link provided can be viewed from that page or from the presenter view under “Audience Tools”. These questions or comments can be displayed during the presentation if the presenter wishes to do so by clicking the “present” button under the desired Question. Questions can be submitted anonymously by anyone who has the web address to the Q & A page or can be recorded by the email of the user.

 

Bio

Paul Chavez – Student

 

Paul (@ChavezHelpDesk) is a senior at Ash Grove High School. He is involved in Student Help Desk and Beta Club. He is also on the football, basketball, and baseball teams. He is one of nine children in his family. In the future, Paul will be attending college at a college that is yet to be determined.

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Present Like A Boss Using Google Slides – Tyler Howell

Effectively using google slides will allow your viewer to be more engaged with your presentation and to ultimately learn the information in an simpler way.

Steps

1.Create a Google Slide presentation or open a previously created presentation

If you do not know how to get to google slides go to: slides.google.com or go through google drive then sign into google drive and look for the waffle icon in the top right and click it to find the yellow google slides icon.

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Tip: All google applications will have the title of their app in the beginning of the URL followed by google.com (Examples: drive.google.com, docs.google.com, etc.)

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When designing a google slide presentation it is all about the visual effect. Writing all your information on a slide and repeating it will not help the viewer in learning and/or taking in your information.  

Tip: A good rule of thumb is having no more than seven lines on a slide with no more than 8-10 words on each line.

2. Design and Finalize Your Presentation

Provide images, charts, shapes, maps, etc to illustrate the context of your speech. Do not get carried away with your images. For example, do not use a chart overflowing with information. Too much information can cause confusion and the the viewer can become lost on the main point or points.

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PRO-TIP: Using the Master Slides Tool

If you are in a hurry to finalize or quickly edit your presentation use the Master Slides tool to do so. This allows you to change the whole look of google slide in under 60 seconds. Using this tool will allow you too change the background on every slide, the font, the header/title, etc.

Video step to get to Master Slide Tool

Font

Your font on your presentation needs to be set so that the viewer can read your font from a distance but not set to large that your text takes up a majority of the page.

Bio

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Tyler Howell – Student

Tyler Howell (@thowellhelpdesk) is a senior at Ash Grove High School in southwest Missouri. He is currently involved with a plethora of extracurricular activities including: FBLA, FCCLA, Track & Field, and currently a captain of the football team. Tyler loves helping out students with the google apps. He enjoys using the google applications to assist him in his school work also.