Google slide is a powerful presentation tool for teachers . With this tool it has become possible not only to present information to our learners but also make it look attractive and interactive for them.
Any one with a G-Suite account or a Gmail account has access to Google slides. Google slides are also used to make interactive worksheets and choice boards online.
Choice boards is a hyperlinked (document with links ) document to enable learner to take charge of their own learning . Choice boards are effective way of presenting information to the learners and giving them a choice of activities they wish to do in order to learn about a particular activity .
Choice boards are used in a variety of ways. Example:
To introduce a topic
So how do we make a choice board?
#Step 1 –Create a new Google slide project:
The first step is to understand what is it that you want to make your choice board for. Once you are sure about the topic, go ahead and create a google slide to start your project. You can then decide how many topics you wish to include in your project. Give your choice board a name and get started.
#Step2 –Add Text boxes or shapes to give directions to your slide:
After you have decided how many options you wish to give your learners , you can create shape boxes or text boxes of any size , fill it with colour and For aesthetics , you can make the border thicker and even insert icons/images related to the activities. You might also consider numbering the text boxes if there are any steps involved with your choice board assignment.
Add instructions about your choice board informing learners about how they are to proceed with their choice . Example if they have been assigned to complete a project on Conservation of Tigers , then they can be instructed to complete any three assignments out of a choice of 6. Usually choice board contain 9 boxes . You can also include instruction on a separate slide and hyperlink it (Wondering what is hyperlink? read below)
#Step 3 – Insert HyperLink
What is a hyperlink? A hyperlink is when you insert a website link to a webpage or when you link to another slide or page in your Google Slides project. Here’s how to do it:
This is just one of the ways you can make use of hyperlinks. There are many other ways in which you can make use of this feature
#STEP 4- ASSESSING CHOICE BOARDS
Decide how you want to assess you leaner. If the objective is just to have them select their project and work on their choice of content , then they can simply do this virtually with you or at their own pace. However if you want your learners to be accountable for the choice they have made then you can ask them to make notes for the same .This enables you to understand their preferences and why they chose what they chose.
There are so many ways choice boards can be used and implemented .You can download the choice board template from our website by clicking on the below link .
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