For my primary students, rather than let them search the Internet themselves, I like to provide resource links for them when they research online. Tomorrow, grade 1 will be coming to the computer lab to research whales. In the past, I’ve created a simple page with hyperlinks leading them to online resources and videos that their teacher and I have already viewed and approved. This time I thought I would try something a little different and more visually interesting using Google Slides.
After a little playing around, here is what I came up with. (Click the image below)
The trick here is to make the page appear full screen so the students see just the slide. To do this, I created a new slide presentation with one slide. Added images and hyperlinks to my resources, then clicked PRESENT to get a URL for just that one slide.
Next I made one minor tweak to the URL, changing edit# to present? So the new URL looks like this.
The result is a hyperlink that automatically opens as a full screen slide with active links. Sure this is a little more work, but don’t you think it is more interesting than just a list of hyperlinks?
Thanks to Lisa Highfill and her amazing “HyperDocs” presentation for inspiring this idea.