As educators, we all realize the importance of vocabulary when it comes to comprehension. Google Slides is the perfect resource to help build vocabulary. Slides allows you and your students to build custom digital vocabulary decks. A single deck can be organized around a unit of study, a book, or even continued for an entire school year.
Here are a few ideas to get started with your students:
Vocabulary graphic organizers - Create a template with a graphic organizer that fits your needs. Students can make a copy or share to collaborate.
Digital word collage - Combine shapes, colors, images, fonts, or videos to convey the meaning of a vocabulary word.
Shared word bank - Create a slide deck and share it with your class. Students add vocabulary throughout the year, unit, etc. to share with others.
Math dictionary - Use your favorite vocabulary model for students to create a math vocabulary resource. Check out Megan Kelly’s example.
Commenting tool - Use the commenting tool to provide feedback to students on vocabulary decks.
Link the decks - Share the link to each student or group’s vocabulary deck in a common space such as a Google Doc/Slide, Google Classroom, Padlet, etc. This gives students access to all vocabulary work when studying.
Dana Lane is a Technology Coordinator, and Kristy Graham is an Instructional Technology Specialist - both at Rivercrest School District. They are passionate about technology and learning and enjoy sharing this passion with teachers and students.