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.

Intro to Padlet! – Tyler Howell

Have you ever tried to collaborate with students/teachers quickly? Then try out Padlet! Padlet is an online bulletin board that allows people to discuss and express their thoughts openly. However that is not its only use. It can be used for a plethora of things, such as open ended questions, poster boards, a tool to post facts, media and assignments, etc.

Steps

  1. Go to Padlet (padlet.com) and sign into padlet or create a new account by clicking the “sign up” bubble in the center of the page.Screenshot 2016-09-28 at 10.37.16 AM.png
  2. Create your Padlet. Click the “New Padlet” icon in the top right of your home page on Padlet. Your padlet is where you post all your media and images for whatever purpose you are wanting to achieve.Screenshot 2016-09-29 at 10.26.04 AM.png
  3. Start to post on your padlet. To post you need to click the + bubble icon in the bottom right corner of your newly created padlet.Screenshot 2016-09-29 at 10.39.42 AM.png
  4. Add to you post! You have multiple options when doing so.screenshot-2016-09-29-at-10-46-18-am
  • Write something.. Anything you want
  • Add a link
  • Add a file
  • Add an image or take a picture using your webcam (if you have such luxury)

Things to Know About Padlet

There are two versions of padlet. The free version which is what this blog is based off of. Then there are three premium versions that all are $5.00 per month we a free thirty day trial. The Padlet Backpack (for schools), Padlet Briefcase (for businesses), and Padlet Jetpack (for individuals).

Using Google Classroom

There are ways to incorporate padlet into your google classroom if you are google dependent. You have purchased the PREMIUM version then you are able to share or import your padlet onto google classroom. If you have the FREE version then you can just simply post the url link onto classroom.

If you have the Backpack version of Padlet, Under SHARE you’ll have access to Google Classroom button in the Share/Export/Embed section of the padlet. (Link to these steps are here: http://jn.padlet.com/article/242-how-to-post-and-share-a-padlet-in-google-classroom)

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A window will pop up that allows direct access to your Google Classroom account. Just pick a class, action and select Gofile-0X3JBHc2IB.png

The next pop up page allows for you to write comments about the post and option to ‘Post‘ or ‘Save as draftfile-xw99Dpqk6R.png

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Suggestions

Only use one Padlet for one topic. For example don’t be talking about mac ‘n’ cheese on one padelt and be talking about combustion engines on the same padlet, split it up!

Make you padlet very colorful! Try to catch the eye of your viewer by making things multicolored. Staring at a grey screen doesn’t seem very fun.

Why Padlet?

Padlet is a very useful tool for allowing students and teachers to collaborate easily. Not only does it help teachers out by quickly hearing from multiple students but it could be an alternative for some of the google apps (classroom, slides, etc.)

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.

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.

Video/audio with the steps

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.