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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!


CUE 2016 Presentations

If you've never been to an educational technology conference before, you're doing yourself a disservice. CUE is one of those conferences that you should try to hit up next spring. Here are some presentations that my team and I collected from our 2016 visit.

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.

ReadWorks.org 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 after they …