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How to Make Google Interactive Slides with Drag and Drop Activities

 How to Make Google Interactive Slides with Drag and Drop Activities

Activities for Asynchronous Learning

Asynchronous Learning is an important feature of successful online learning programs. The word “asynchronous” means not keeping time together, which refers to students working and learning outside of F2F or live stream class time. Students in asynchronous learning should be able to demonstrate what they’ve learned, and communicate with classmates and instructors on their own time–they don’t have to be in the same classroom or even in the same time zone to participate.

Here is an example. Students will watch the video and record their observations in the blue box. I have inserted a text box for students to write their answers in next to the video.

interactive google slide

Asynchronous learning allows for flexibility for non-traditional learners and easily accommodates different learning styles, as students can often “choose their own adventure” when it comes to the order they wish to cover material and how deep to dive into a given topic. Asynchronous Learning is often called Location Independent Learning because students can access the course from anywhere in the world thanks to the internet.

As a teacher, you will want to provide meaning full asynchronous learning activities. It should not be busy work!  It should be an opportunity for students to practice what they have been taught previously in other teaching formats. It should be challenging enough to be interesting, but not so difficult that students cannot complete on their own.

Here the students drag the picture to show the life cycle of a honey bee. This is part of an escape room for honey bees. It is not hard to make drag and drop activities but there are several steps.

Drag and Drop slide for google

I like to use Google Interactive Slides for asynchronous learning activities. They are free and easy to make and the kids love them.

Watch this video to see how to make some interactive google slide activities and how to make a forced copy so that each student has their own slides to work on.

You can make your own interactive Google Slides with Drag and Drop activities by following the directions in the video.  Or you can purchase premade templates in which you just fill in your own text, colors, and pictures.

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The elephant article was excellent but I also thought the lab on dissecting a flower was broken down so easily, even telling me where to get inexpensive flowers!  This resource helped me teach this challenging standard in an engaging way.  Worth every penny!

 
Structure and Function NGSS 4-LS1-1 and 4-LS1-2

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2016-05-03T18:07:52-06:00

Richard S

The elephant article was excellent but I also thought the lab on dissecting a flower was broken down so easily, even telling me where to get inexpensive flowers!  This resource helped me teach this challenging standard in an engaging way.  Worth every penny!   Structure and Function NGSS 4-LS1-1 and 4-LS1-2
As always, Lynda provides perfect alignment with the standards.

 
Age of the Earth and Geologic Time Scale NGSS MS ESS1-4

Sharon M

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2016-05-03T18:24:44-06:00

Sharon M

As always, Lynda provides perfect alignment with the standards.   Age of the Earth and Geologic Time Scale NGSS MS ESS1-4
Thank you so much for creating this resource! It is such a fun and engaging activity for my students, especially during distance learning.

 
Honey Bee Digital Escape Distance Learning

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2020-11-03T20:44:55-07:00

Expedition Fourth

Thank you so much for creating this resource! It is such a fun and engaging activity for my students, especially during distance learning.   Honey Bee Digital Escape Distance Learning
My students loved this unit. I was able to present different elements of it throughout the month. It is hard to find interesting non-fictional, age-appropriate text for my students that they will enjoy. This was a great unit that aligned well for my students who have very different goals within the same group.

 
Compare and Contrast Two Texts on Reindeer

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2020-11-03T20:45:49-07:00

Heidi J

My students loved this unit. I was able to present different elements of it throughout the month. It is hard to find interesting non-fictional, age-appropriate text for my students that they will enjoy. This was a great unit that aligned well for my students who have very different goals within the same group.   Compare and Contrast Two Texts on Reindeer
I am so impressed with this unit which manages to be distance learning and hands-on at the same time.  Really well thought out and engaging activities that allow students to practice each of the eight Science and Engineering Practices.  Really no prep for me!

 
Science and Engineering Practices Distance Education Unit

Tina S

Teaching Science with Lynda R. Williams
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2016-05-03T18:05:39-06:00

Tina S

I am so impressed with this unit which manages to be distance learning and hands-on at the same time.  Really well thought out and engaging activities that allow students to practice each of the eight Science and Engineering Practices.  Really no prep for me!   Science and Engineering Practices Distance Education Unit
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