This colorful Google Slides activity is a fun and interactive way to get to know your students even if you can’t be together!
Get to know you activity….
This activity started out as a set of black and white printables that a teacher might want to use as an ice breaker on the first day of school Kids get to do a little writing, maybe a little drawing, and coloring. Teachers, and other students, get to know who is sitting next to them. Those get to know you printables pages are still available here!
Fast forward to this year. There’s a good chance no one in your class is sitting next to you…. Welcome to the age of distance learning for even our youngest students! Even though we may be far apart we all need that connection and that starts with getting to know the basics about each other!
All about me….
Where kids would have written they’re now a text box provided and kids can quickly and easily type their response. While I love kids getting a pencil in their hand and free drawing technology offers some fun alternatives too!
Where kids would have drawn a picture of themselves or their families I’d suggest one of two alternatives.
Drawing in Google Slides…
While your student is right in Google Slides students can select “Insert” then “Line,” then “Scribble.” Students can drag the mouse around clicking and bending the line. It’s not easy to get detail but it is fun and something that gets easier with practice!
Insert a photo…
This is super easy because most kids have easy access to pictures on their phones or other devices. Kids can go to “Insert” then “Image” Then choose where they want to grab their pic from. It can be as easy as using the camera on the device they’re viewing Google Slides on or using a picture that’s been uploaded to their device. They can then click and drag and drag that image where it needs to be within the slide.
This digital resource will hopefully open a small window into the lives of your students. Questions invite your student to share about themselves, their learning styles, their families, and even what they want to get out of their won education.
Kids can be so insightful about themselves and their experiences!
What’s the “best” art class look like…
This Google Slide is just for my art teacher friends, and the classroom teachers teaching art within their classroom.
Find out what your kids most look forward to in art class and how they feel about the creative process!
More Google Slides activities…
Because more and more education is taking place online I want to share resources with you that are easy to share with your students no matter where they are! I love using Google Slides and I know it’s one of the most common platforms for schools and teachers everywhere.
If you love these types of interactive online activities- let me know! More of these will be coming to KTC soon!
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