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Q&A in Google Slides

We all know that an interactive presentation is often an effective presentation. Fortunately for us, Google Slides has a  new feature called Slides Q&A, which allows presenters to connect with their audience and gather realtime feedback. Your  audience can now post their questions and comments and vote on the ones they want answered the most. This can all be done  on any device (tablets, phones and laptops). A few things to note: The Slides Q&A feature works on desktop computers, Android mobile devices, and iOS mobile devices. You can only use Slides Q&A if you have edit or comment access to that Slides presentation. To see the feature in action, check out  this video  in which Google Science Fair winner Shree Bose fields questions from a group of 200 middle school students. Click here for tips to make this a reality!

Constructed Responses w/ Forms

I was recently discussing with a third grade teacher the need for students to have many experiences writing constructed responses, similar to those on the SBAC assessments, without having to log in and access a practice, training, or interim assessment.  Using Google Forms is one way teachers can provide students with the experience of composing their responses digitally and give the teacher an easy, concise way to view the students' paragraphs.  and  Newsela  are excellent free resources for teacher to find quality short reading passages by grade or reading level, genre and/or reading skill/strategy. Look for a passage that has questions, particularly an open-ended response, associated with the reading. Scholastic News  and  Time for Kids  would also be a useful resource for passages and questions.  Once you have a reading passage and question(s) selected, you will open your Google Drive and make a Google Form that your students can access to write their response a