Creating Interactive Google Slides

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Are you interested in learning how to create interactive Google Slides of your own?

Since the launch of the Lent Gardens over the past few weeks I’ve received a number of requests from church educators who are wanting to learn how to create slides of their own for their churches’ online Sunday schools, youth activities and family ministry programmes. I’m more than happy to help and want to invite you to join me over a Zoom meeting in a couple of weeks time.

But first, just in case you have no idea what I’m talking about, I need to stop and explain what an interactive Google Slide actually is. Or, at least show you.

If you are not sure what I am talking about, take a minute and go back to the Feb. 16th CNOB article entitled ‘Welcome to the Garden – Ash Wednesday’. It’s just one article back from this one. Head to the bottom of the page and click on the link embedded in the last line of the article. By clicking on this link you will be taken to the first of six Lent Gardens being distributed this season by the Synod of CNOB and Foothills Presbytery for churches to interact with. Play around in the garden a bit by clicking on the many items you find there. New windows will open up with videos or documents connected to the season of Lent. The ability to click and interact with embedded activities is what Google Slides, sometimes called Google Classroom, is all about.

Take your time, we’ll be here when you get back.

Welcome back!

These gardens were created using Google Slides which are accessed through your Google account. While I am no expert in technology (just ask my kids), I’ve had lots of fun putting together the interactive Advent Living Rooms and Lent Gardens this past year using Google Slides and I’ve learned a few things along the way – things I’d love to share with you.

So, if you are interested in a Zoom gathering where I will talk briefly about the pros and cons of using Google Slides in educational ministry and then spend the rest of our time walking you through, step-by-step, the specifics of how to create your own Google slide, then I invite you to sign up for our Google Slide Get-Together on Wednesday, March 3 at 7 pm ET.

If you’d like to attend, and I hope you do, email me at and ask to receive your Zoom invite for the Google Slide Get-Together. There is no cost to attending and you do not need to be a member of the Synod of CNOB or the Presbyterian Church in Canada to attend.

I look forward to seeing you there, Tori

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