How to share a Google Slides activity using the iPad

Technology is a wonderful thing!  One of the many awesome things about technology is that it allows us to connect with and provide educational opportunities for our students when we can’t be present with them.  It can, however, be overwhelming at times. Be patient with yourself and try not to get frustrated! We are all in this together! This post will explain how to share Life Over Cs Google Slides educational activities with your students using the Googles Slides App on your iPad.

In order to share the interactive Google Slides with your students using the Google Slides app on your iPad you will first want to make sure you have the apps Google Drive and Google Slides downloaded onto your iPad.  If you do not have these already downloaded you will need to visit the App Store on your iPad and download them.

Don’t worry, they are all free!!

After you have made sure both apps are downloaded onto your iPad you are going to head over to Life Over Cs and pick out an interactive Google Slides educational activity that you want to share with your students.  Tap the “Get Your Activity Here!” button, enter your email address, and tap “Get Your Printable”.

You will receive an email containing an image of the activity, as well as a blue box that says “Get Your Activity Here”.

Now, this is where it will start to get a little different than what you are used to!

A PDF will pop up with the heading “Click on the image to select the version you need”.  There will be two images of the same activity, but below the activity on the left it will say “Google Slides” and below the image on the right it will say “Seesaw”.

You will tap the image on the left above “Google Slides”.

The most important thing to remember here is that you want to make a copy of the activity so that you are able to share it with your students and no changes will be made to the master copy.  Once you have made your selection you will automatically be presented with a pop up asking you if you would like to make a copy.

You need to tap the blue box that says “Make A Copy” that is under the question.  This will allow you to obtain a copy of the activity that can be added to your Google Drive and opened in Google Slides.

After you have tapped “Make A Copy”, a copy of the activity will open in your web browser.  You will be able to view the activity, but you will not be able to interact with it.

At this point you want to close out of your browser and open up your Google Slides App.  Once your Google Slides App is open and you are logged in, you will be able to see any Google Slides you have created as well as the Google Slides resources you have downloaded from Life Over Cs.

Once you are viewing all of your Google Slides, you will want to find the one you want to share with your students.  Do not click on it. You will want to stay in the current view in order to most easily share the activity with your students.

Follow these steps to copy, rename, and share the activity with your students!  NOTE: You will need to follow all the steps for each student you want to share the activity with!

Step One:  When you have located the icon for the Google Slides activity you should see three small dots to the right of the name of the activity.

After you tap on those three dots a list of options will pop up.  Choose “Make a Copy”. A new copy of the activity will appear to the left of the original.

Step Two:  Once this copy appears you will want to tap on the three dots on it and choose “Rename” from the list of options.

I would suggest just adding the student’s first and last name to the front of the name of the activity.  Once you have renamed the copy of the activity for the student then you will tap “Rename”.

Step Three:  The last step is to share the renamed activity with your student.  In order to do this you will tap on the three dots once again to make the options appear.

You will tap “Share” and a box will pop up where you can enter an email address for the parent of the student you wish to send the activity to.

Once you have entered the email address, tap the picture of the triangle pointing to the right (also looks like a paper airplane to me!) to share the activity!

Note:  There will be a little picture of a pencil beside where you can enter the email address.  You want to leave this setting selected. You will want to make sure that the pencil is there so that the student is able to “edit” the activity and interact with it!

Don’t forget!  You MUST follow steps 1-3 for each individual student you want to share the activity with!

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