One comment I have seen over and over again when it comes to using digital centers in Google Slides™ for distance learning is, “I hate copying and pasting the slides to get only the ones I want! It takes so much time!”
But what if I told you there was an easier way?
I’m not kidding. NO copying and pasting! Really!
I can show you how you can easily split up your digital centers in Google Slides™ in a few simple steps!
Selecting the Slides You Want to Copy
When you download my Digital Centers, they will automatically open in one big Google Slides™ presentation. That can seem overwhelming at first, but it will help keep everything organized.
Of course, you won’t want to send this giant file to students to complete. You may not even want to send every single slide in a center.
Thankfully, it is very easy to split up your Google Slides™!
First, you will want to find the thumbnails of the slides you want on the left side:
Then, you will select the thumbnails of the slides you want to copy. You can do this two different ways.
First, you can hold the Ctrl key as you click each individual thumbnail you want. This is the preferred way if you want to skip some slides.
The other way is preferable if you want to select all the slides in a range. For this way, you will hold the Shift key. As you hold the shift key, click the first slide you want and then scroll and click the last slide you want. This will select all of the slides in between as well:
You can see that all of these slides were highlighted in yellow, which means they are selected.
Now, you do NOT need to copy and paste these slides into a new presentation! There is a much easier way to split up your Google Slides™.
At the top, click the File tab:
Then, choose Make a Copy.
In Make a Copy, you will choose Selected Slides:
This prompt will pop up. You can change the name before clicking OK:
That’s it! Give it a few seconds and your new digital center will generate:
As you can see, this presentation has only the slides you selected. It is saved to your drive so that you can easily assign it in Google Classroom™.
Such a time saver!
When you make an assignment in Google Classroom, don’t forget to choose “Make a Copy for Each Student.”
This will ensure each student gets their own copy of the resource. When they turn it in, you will be able to see their work.
Looking For Ready-To-Go Digital Centers?
Look no further! I have digital math and literacy centers for both Kindergarten and First Grade! These centers include a wide variety of monthly activities including digital skills practice, literacy centers, and math centers.
Sometimes you will even get surprise bonus centers – like these Halloween centers I just added!
If you are using any digital platform during distance learning or in the classroom, you may be interested in these blog posts:
- How to Use Your PDF Resources Digitally While Distance Learning
- The ULTIMATE Round Up of Digital Tutorials
- How To Upload Activities in Seesaw™
- How Your Students Can Draw Their Responses in Google Classroom™
What other questions do you have about Google Slides™ or digital centers? Let me know below and that may be a future blog post!
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