How to Create an image for Students to Label in Google Slides


Using Google Slides for students to label maps, diagrams, etc. is really simple. Just follow the instructions below:

  1. Open up slides
  2. Right on “slide” & click on “change background”Screenshot 2017-10-25 at 8.42.45 AM
  3. Click on Image, choose your image and click on “select” and “done”Screenshot 2017-10-25 at 8.42.54 AM
  4. Now your image is your background and “locked” in place, you can share this slide via Google classroom and make each student a copy to complete
  5. Students will be able to “label” the image by adding text boxes.

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    Students label a map of Pennsylvania Counties in Mr. Horrell’s Class is an infographic creation tool that guides users to build visual and text representations of a concept or idea. provides some themes and many objects, but it is up to the user to search through these materials and organize them into a cohesive infographic. Fortunately, the website offers an option to share finalized products, so there are many public infographics to choose from for a template. The site is easy to navigate, and progress on a project can be saved for later. Infographics can also be saved to a group, which simply allows other users to quickly find and view the work.

To see all the exciting ways that you can use in your classroom, click on the Smore below:

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Adobe Spark

Adobe Spark is an amazing creation suite for both teachers and students. It is easy to use and offers plenty of inspiring templates to get started. You can browse the Education section of the Inspiration Gallery and filter by project type (Pages, Posts, Videos) to get ideas. The Post tool is great for creating flyers or posters, which can be printed and displayed in your classroom. Students can create collages and graphic images to accompany lessons on any subject. Use the Page tool to design a scrolling, interactive lesson plan or have students create web stories to present their research or bring a narrative to life. The third creation tool, Video, allows teachers and students to select music and record their voices over slides that tell a story, argue a position, or describe a research project. For students, the key is figuring out how to organize and visualize their ideas. These tools offer rich opportunities to demonstrate learning while getting creative with design elements.

To learn more about how you can use Adobe Spark in your classroom, click the Smore below:

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Flipgrid is a video response platform that allows educators to host video based discussions with students.

Educators create topic grids and students respond with recorded videos to discuss, reflect, and share via webcam, tablet or mobile device.

Click on the Smore below to find out how to use Flipgrid in your classroom:

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Socrative is a student response system that lets teachers immediately gauge student learning, instantly respond, or give students instant access to peer ideas.

You can create quizzes in Microsoft Excel using a template or import quizzes shared by a colleague in Socrative.

Once a quiz is created, you can then administer it at a controlled pace or allow students to go at their own pace.

Click on the Smore below to find out ways to use Socrative in your classroom:

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Formative is a web-based tool that allows teachers to create assignments, deliver them to students, receive results, and provide individualized feedback in real-time.

To learn more about Formative & how you can use it in the classroom, click on the Smore below:

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Piktochart is an online tool (website and Chrome app) for creating infographics. Combining charts, graphs, text, and graphics, users can easily assemble and present information using the drag-and-drop interface.

To learn more about how to incorporate Piktochart in your classroom, click on the Smore below:

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Quizlet, Quizlet Diagrams & Quizlet Live

Quizlet  is a tool that allows students to create online study sets with images and voice overs. These study sets can be turned into flash cards, tests, scatter games(drag and drop game), races and diagrams. 

There is a corresponding app called Quizlet Live! that allows students to participate together from anywhere with a generated code fostering community and inclusion.

To learn how to use Quizlet in your classroom, click on the Smore below:

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EDpuzzle empowers teachers to make any video your lesson. Crop a video, explain it with your own voice and embed quizzes at any time. If you use videos in the classroom, EDpuzzle is a must have. Take any video from YouTube, Khan Academy, Learn Zillion, etc. make it perfect for your classroom and more engaging for your students. Make any video a true lesson by making it to the point, personal and effective, plus get all the data about your students so you know if they truly understand the lesson.

To learn more about EDpuzzle and how you can use it in your classroom, click on the smore below:

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Kahoot! is a game-based classroom response system and educational platform that leaves your students begging for more. With a refreshingly new take on introducing a subject and formative assessment – through quizzing, collaboration, and presentation of content – Kahoot! initiates peer-led discussions, with students left on the edge of their seats.

To learn more about Kahoot & how you can use it in your classroom, click on the Smore below:

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