Turn Up Student Creativity with the New Audio Feature in Google Slides

Have you been trying to find an easy way for students to add audio to their Google Slides? It’s time to turn up student creativity in your classroom with the new audio feature in Google Slides.

Great news, Google has added an Insert Audio button to their interface, making it super simple for students to power up their projects with narration and music


Explore an Example

Here is an example of a quick group project designed to help students construct knowledge as they create a multimedia poster. The audio option expands the possibilities and gives students a voice. Click on any of the audio buttons to play. Note: Unfortunately, when viewing Slides on mobile, the buttons are inactive at this time.

How to Add Audio to a Google Slide

Note: Teachers can create a Shared Folder in Drive to manage the audio files.

Turn On the Audio

Don’t see the audio button? This new feature was just released in April. According to Google, it has been released to all Google Apps for Education domains at this time; but it needs to be turned on manually by a Google admin in your district.  So, turn on the audio and turn up the creativity with the new audio feature in Slides!

More Features to Support the Student Creativity Process

Google Slides is packed with features to support the student creativity process and they can be used in non-traditional ways as a platform for design. Here is an overview of some great features.

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Explore More Great Ways to Use Google Slides for Student-Driven Learning

Join a FREE webinar on June 1, 2019, at 12:00 pm EST

Would you like to design student-driven learning projects that require students to construct knowledge as they create? Google Slides can be a useful tool for providing students with learning experiences that break traditional barriers and engage them in the process of creating.

Join me and Simple K12 for an in-depth look at great ways to use Google Slides in innovative ways that go well beyond the typical student presentation. We’ll even provide you with some templates for modification and reuse.

Join us for this FREE Google Event hosted by Simple K-12 on June 1, 2019 at 12 pm ESTRegister for Webinar on SK!2

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