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A Google Slides™ Add-On All Teachers Need

Have you ever wanted to add slides to existing Google Slides presentations your students have already started working on? Come read about the Slip-in-Slide Add-On that is ideal for teachers who use digital notebooks, digital writing journals, digital activities and more that are created in Google Slides! This is a game changer for the Google Classroom.
Recently I tried out the Google Slides™ Add-On I've heard so much about called: Slip-in-Slide. Have you tried it? Oh my goodness gracious this is a GAME CHANGER!

Quite often I get asked if there is a way to add slides to students' digital notebooks, digital writing journals, digital activities, etc. that were created and assigned in Google Slides™. For instance, my Would You Rather Digital Writing Journal pictured below comes with 25 different writing prompt slides and sometimes teachers don't want to assign the entire "digital journal" at once:
Have you ever wanted to add slides to existing Google Slides presentations your students have already started working on? Come read about the Slip-in-Slide Add-On that is ideal for teachers who use digital notebooks, digital writing journals, digital activities and more that are created in Google Slides! This is a game changer for the Google Classroom.

In the past I have told teachers that they can:
  1. Assign all of the slides at once and have students work at their own pace.
  2. Make a copy of the original presentation, delete all of the slides they don't want to assign that day and then share the presentation with students (do this for each "assignment"). The problem with this method is that there are way too many presentations to keep up with. Personally, I like to keep everything "under one roof".
  3. Similar to #2👆Make a copy of the original presentation, delete all of the slides they don't want to assign that day and then share the presentation with students. Then the teacher could share another copy of the entire original presentation for students to copy and paste the slide template(s) into their own presentation. This is just way too many steps. 
Now, I have a new suggestion...

Enter-->Slip-in-Slide!

This add-on will allow the teacher to select a slide or set of slides from a separate Google Slides™ presentation and automatically insert it/them into presentations that students have already been assigned and have been working on. It is incredible.

Note: In order for this to work, you need to have all of the presentations students are working on inside of a Google Folder. Google Classroom already sets up this structure nicely when the teacher assigns a Google Slides Template and selects Make a copy for each student before clicking Assign:

Have you ever wanted to add slides to existing Google Slides presentations your students have already started working on? Come read about the Slip-in-Slide Add-On that is ideal for teachers who use digital notebooks, digital writing journals, digital activities and more that are created in Google Slides! This is a game changer for the Google Classroom. 

This will automatically create a folder inside of the Classroom folder in the teacher's Google Drive.

How To Use Slip-in-Slide

1. Install the Slip-in-Slide Add-On by clicking HERE. Once it is installed, it will appear under the Add-On menu within any Google Slides presentation you open.
Have you ever wanted to add slides to existing Google Slides presentations your students have already started working on? Come read about the Slip-in-Slide Add-On that is ideal for teachers who use digital notebooks, digital writing journals, digital activities and more that are created in Google Slides! This is a game changer for the Google Classroom.

2. Assign students the template you would like for them to begin working on (digital journal, digital notebook, digital choice board, digital science activities, etc.). For instance, if I wanted to assign one of my Would You Rather Digital Writing Journals but don't want students to have access to all of the writing prompts on Day 1, I would make a copy of the original presentation and delete all of the slides except the first writing prompt before assigning. *Remember, all of the digital writing journals you assign to students will need to be saved to the same Google Folder. Google Classroom users-this will already be generated for you.* If you are interested in reading about the most popular ways teachers assign Google files and templates, click HERE.

3. Now let's say students completed the first writing prompt and I am ready to send the next prompt to all of their presentations. I am going to open the presentation that contains the slide or set of slides I want to add to the students' current presentation and click Add-Ons>Slip-in-Slide>Start.

4. Then I will click Add-Ons again and click Select destination in Google Drive.
Have you ever wanted to add slides to existing Google Slides presentations your students have already started working on? Come read about the Slip-in-Slide Add-On that is ideal for teachers who use digital notebooks, digital writing journals, digital activities and more that are created in Google Slides! This is a game changer for the Google Classroom.
I will find and click on the Google Folder that has all of the students' current digital journals and click Select>Ok:
Have you ever wanted to add slides to existing Google Slides presentations your students have already started working on? Come read about the Slip-in-Slide Add-On that is ideal for teachers who use digital notebooks, digital writing journals, digital activities and more that are created in Google Slides! This is a game changer for the Google Classroom.

5. I will click the Add-Ons menu a third time and select Slip slides to "Student Writing Journals".
Have you ever wanted to add slides to existing Google Slides presentations your students have already started working on? Come read about the Slip-in-Slide Add-On that is ideal for teachers who use digital notebooks, digital writing journals, digital activities and more that are created in Google Slides! This is a game changer for the Google Classroom.

6. Now I get to choose which slide(s) I want to slip into each students' digital journal and where I would like for the slides to go: at the beginning or at the end of the presentation (I'm going to click End because I want the slide I send to appear after the students' writing slide they completed the day before...this is just user preference...you choose!):
Have you ever wanted to add slides to existing Google Slides presentations your students have already started working on? Come read about the Slip-in-Slide Add-On that is ideal for teachers who use digital notebooks, digital writing journals, digital activities and more that are created in Google Slides! This is a game changer for the Google Classroom.
7. That's it! I received a message indicating which journals my slide was added to!
Have you ever wanted to add slides to existing Google Slides presentations your students have already started working on? Come read about the Slip-in-Slide Add-On that is ideal for teachers who use digital notebooks, digital writing journals, digital activities and more that are created in Google Slides! This is a game changer for the Google Classroom.

Have you ever wanted to add slides to existing Google Slides presentations your students have already started working on? Come read about the Slip-in-Slide Add-On that is ideal for teachers who use digital notebooks, digital writing journals, digital activities and more that are created in Google Slides! This is a game changer for the Google Classroom.

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  1. This is amazing! I can't count the times I've wished to add something to slides I'd already assigned. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I am right there with ya! Definitely could have used this many times :) Thank you for stopping by, Farrah.

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  2. When I click on the link, it says disabled by admin :( Is it just me or are others experiencing this problem?

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    1. Hi! It sounds like this add-on might be blocked by your Google Admin. If you know who is in charge, try to reach out to them and see if they can unblock it for you :) Some districts block add-ons and extensions...

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