It's easy to change or lock down background images in Google Slides. The benefit of this is that it transforms your slides into templates. I like to create templates for my students and set them as the background image so they cannot delete or change the formatting. This tip is a gold mine if you're a control freak like me. I want my students to be able to manipulate certain aspects of my template without disturbing the layout. I have found this significantly useful especially working with primary grade students. Another classroom use is to use Thinking Maps as the background image. Then students can simply add text on top of the template. One tip I would recommend is to add directions to a task as a background image to help make sure the directions do not accidentally get deleted. In the Tech Tip below I have created a sorting activity for students to manipulate. You can watch my screen-cast to learn about my work flow for this process.There are a variety of uses for adding background images. Take a look at some of my templates below. Please make a copy and edit to fit your classroom instruction.
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