Digital Inspiration: SlideCasts – Sync YouTube Videos with your Google Slides Presentation

Digital Inspiration: SlideCasts – Sync YouTube Videos with your Google Slides Presentation. “SlideCasts let you combine YouTube videos and Google Sides / PowerPoint presentations in a single-player. The speaker video and the slides appear side-by-side and, as the video progresses, the slides auto-change in sync with the video.”

Digital Inspiration: How to Embed Google Slides Like a Pro!

Digital Inspiration: How to Embed Google Slides Like a Pro!. “It takes 2 easy steps to embed any Google Slides deck in your website. Open Google Slides, go to the File Menu and choose Publish to web. Your presentation becomes public and you are presented with an IFRAME HTML tag that you can copy-paste in any web page. The embedded Google Slides player can be easily customized by modifying the src attribute of the IFRAME tag.”

Tech & Learning: 4 Best Free and Easy Audio Recording Tools for Google Slides

Tech & Learning: 4 Best Free and Easy Audio Recording Tools for Google Slides. “You see, even though we can now add audio to a Google slideshow, there isn’t a simple built-in recording button. Instead you need to record the audio separately with another program, then save it to Drive, and then add it to a slide. So that brings up the big question: What are some easy ways to record audio? When using my Windows PC, I can use a free program such as Audacity. Students often will be using Chromebooks, so we need some web-based options. We are going to take a look at four excellent, free options for recording audio right in your web browser, and then how to add that audio to Google Slides.”

How-To Geek: How to Share a Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides File as a Web Page

How-To Geek: How to Share a Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides File as a Web Page. “With Google Drive, you can share any Google file (from Docs, Sheets, or Slides) online as a web page for anyone to see. You can even share simple HTML files to act as your site’s landing page. Here’s how to do it.”

How-To Geek: How to Add Flowcharts and Diagrams to Google Docs or Slides

How-To Geek: How to Add Flowcharts and Diagrams to Google Docs or Slides. “Flowcharts and diagrams can help people understand confusing data. If you need one for your Google Docs or Slides file, you can create it without leaving your document. We’ll show you how.”

Ditch that Textbook: 20 add-ons and extensions to supercharge your Google Slides presentations

Ditch that Textbook: 20 add-ons and extensions to supercharge your Google Slides presentations. “During our weekly #Ditchbook Twitter chat (Thursdays at 7 p.m. PST / 8 p.m. MST / 9 p.m. CST / 10 p.m. EST), we asked educators to share their favorite add-ons and extensions for Google Slides. As usual, they shared some amazing ideas!” Note this is a tweet roundup. While there is useful information here the annotation is uneven.

Make Tech Easier: 10 Google Slides Tips to Save You Time

Make Tech Easier: 10 Google Slides Tips to Save You Time. “Thanks to Google Slides, you don’t have to stuck with PowerPoint to do your presentation. It is web-based, and there is no software to install, which means you can access it on any PC. With Google Slides it’s possible to do things such as dictate text, import/export files, and zoom in and out of the slides.”

Digital Inspiration: Make Instagram Slideshows with Google Slides

Digital Inspiration: Make Instagram Slideshows with Google Slides. “I just discovered an interesting use of the Instagram platform courtesy Addy Osmani – you can publish how-to guides and tutorials on Instagram as photo slideshows. To give you can an example, here’s an Instagram Slideshow that walks you step by step though the creation on Memojis on an iPhone.”

Amit Agarwal: How to Download your Google Slides Presentation as a Video File

Amit Agarwal: How to Download your Google Slides Presentation as a Video File. “Google Slides doesn’t offer an option to save presentations as videos but there’s a new add-on in town – Creator Studio – that brings new export capabilities to your Google Slides. With Creator Studio, you’ll be able to save your decks as animated GIFs, image sequences and HD video (with audio).”

The Verge: Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides can now be edited and shared within Dropbox

The Verge: Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides can now be edited and shared within Dropbox. “Dropbox Business now integrates directly with Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides within G-Suite, letting you create and collaborate on files directly from within the file-sharing service’s interface.”

MakeTechEasier: 10 of the Best Google Slides Add-ons to Create An Impressive Presentation

MakeTechEasier: 10 of the Best Google Slides Add-ons to Create An Impressive Presentation. “Imagine that you have to give a presentation that will determine your future career path. If you do well, the bosses are impressed, but if it flops, well, that’s a problem. You decide to use Google Slides because you know that no matter what happens you’ll be able to access the file anywhere. To make the most impressive presentation possible, some of these add-ons for Slides can accomplish that, or they may just save you time that you can put to better use. Here are some add-ons you may find helpful depending on what your needs are for your presentations.”

CNET: Google Slides can now automatically transcribe your speech into captions

CNET: Google Slides can now automatically transcribe your speech into captions. “Google’s G Suite is adding automated closed captions to Google Slides, the company said Monday. The feature will roll out to users beginning this week. It works by accessing your computer’s microphone to pick up on what you’re saying during a presentation. It then transcribes your speech as captions, which appear on the slides you’re presenting in real time.”

New in Google Slides: linking in Docs, guides and rulers, and improved commenting (Google Blog)

Google Blog: New in Google Slides: linking in Docs, guides and rulers, and improved commenting. “Today we’re introducing several features in Google Slides on the web that will make it easier to create, collaborate on, and share presentations. Read on for more information.” You don’t hear a lot from Google about Google Slides…

Google Apps Blog: Improved accessibility for Google Sheets, Slides, and Drawings

Google Apps Blog: Improved accessibility for Google Sheets, Slides, and Drawings. “We want to make sure our products work well for everyone. That’s why, as part of our ongoing accessibility initiatives, we’re launching new features for Google Sheets, Slides, and Drawings. Specifically, we’re adding Braille support in Google Sheets, and screen magnifier support in Google Slides and Drawings.”