I’ve been frustrated whenever I’ve tried to have students copy notes, especially while working virtually and hybrid. Students need to pay attention to what I’m saying, but they’re so busy trying to be sure to copy the exact wording of the definition I’ve written that they can’t pay attention.
Introducing Interactive Google Slides.
They might not be new to you, but they’re a game changer for me!
With an interactive Google slide, I can create a background for a slide that includes questions I want students to be able to answer or guided notes. Then, on the side of the slide, I add text boxes that students can drag and drop onto the correct place in the slide.
Check out this one I’ve just created for rocks and minerals:
The beauty of this is that students can pay attention without stressing over what they have to write. Then, when they go home to study, they have everything they need right in front of them.
If you’d like to purchase this product, it’s available on my TpT store here.
Another use of interactive slide shows is for practice and review. Here’s a short video of a 50 slide practice set on Punnett Squares.
If you have any units that you think an interactive notebook would work for, I’d love to hear about it!