Hacking Google Slides – METS VirtuRally Presentation

I am on the steering committee of an amazing, grassroots organization in the state of Michigan. The Michigan Educational Technology Specialist (METS) Group is comprised of over 600 Technology Integration Specialists and technology using teachers. The group hosts three major events for members throughout the year. In the fall, the METS Group hosts a Fall Rally (I am the chair at this year’s event!). In the winter, we have the VirtuRally. The VirtuRally format is really important with Michigan winters. The most recent version saw almost all of the schools in Southern Michigan closed for a large snow storm! And in the Spring, on the eve of the largest Educational Technology Conference in Michigan, the Michigan Association of Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) Conference, the group hosts an Idea Slam, where the crowd votes on innovative ideas for education and the group will provide a significant grant to make it happen.

This year, I had the opportunity to present at the VirtuRally on how to Hack Google Slides. Watch the video below for a full recap of my session!

2 Comments

  1. This is a really great resource. Thank you so much for sharing. I learned a few new tricks, especially the ability to change the layout of the page to reflect what I will need to print. If you don’t mind, I plan to link back to your page to share this with my PLN on twitter.

    I love that you were able to present virtually. I just presented in my first virtual conference, and it was such a wonderful experience. What an innovative way to reach a larger audience and maximize participation by including people who can’t make it to the tradition F2F conference.

    As an Indiana native, I must say that I’m a bit more intrigued about visiting parts of Michigan now. #HoosierForLife 🙂

    • Michigan is a fantastic place! I have lived here my entire life, so I am slightly biased, although I did work across the border in South Bend for five years!

      Thank you for the kind words. We do a virtual rally, or Virturally during the winter due to the roads and potential for snow in the mitten! In fact, the morning of the presentation, almost all of the schools across the southern half of Michigan were closed due to a snow storm!

      I am presenting something similar at ISTE in Chicago this summer, if you want, feel free to swing by!

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