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Digital Choice Boards Q&A

Do you have questions about how to use Digital Choice Boards in Google Slides? Come learn more about digital choice menus, how to assign them and why they are so great for differentiation!
Have you tried Digital Choice Boards? They are one of my favorite activities I like to help teachers implement. The activities we include in these digital choice boards involve technology tools for students to use as they explore a topic they are studying. We don't come up with technology based activities just to get students using technology, we come up with technology based activities because they have the ability to tap into multiple intelligences and learning styles. Typing, voice-to-text, text-to-speech, graphic, diagram, audio recording, video recording, and multiple creation tools can truly maximize our learning environment to reach its fullest potential. Differentiation has never been easier!

Do you have questions about how to use Digital Choice Boards in Google Slides? Come learn more about digital choice menus, how to assign them and why they are so great for differentiation!
I like to create digital choice boards in Google Slides because you can easily link to outside web tools as well as link the activities to slides built into the same presentation. I refer to the slides that appear under the main choice board as accountability slides because teachers can build different activities for students to work with as well as provide an area for students to add links and screenshots of their creations.
Do you have questions about how to use Digital Choice Boards in Google Slides? Come learn more about digital choice menus, how to assign them and why they are so great for differentiation!
If you are interested in learning more, check out my post: 5 Reasons to Use Digital Choice Boards.


Recently I posted an image on my Facebook page and Twitter asking teachers what questions they had about digital choice boards. Here are some of those questions and my responses:Q: Does each child get their own copy of the choice board?A: Yes. To learn more about how this works, check out my post: The Most Popular Ways to Share Google Drive Files & Templates with Students.
Q: How do you grade the choice boards?
A: In the choice boards I create that can be found in my TpT Store I include an editable rubric that the teacher can insert his/her criteria. The rubric can be printed (I usually recommend teachers print two rubrics to a page to use for grading to save paper) or used digitally. To grade digitally, teachers can use the shapes tool to circle the amount of points students earned. You would also want to make sure to fill in the criteria before assigning the board to students.

If you are using a choice board that you created, then you might be interested in checking out the free rubric generator: Quick Rubric.


Google Classroom users can now create and edit rubrics right within the platform! Click HERE to learn more.
Q: I assigned my students a choice board but they can't edit the file. It says view only. What am I doing wrong?
A: When assigning students a digital choice board, they each need their own copy to edit. There are many ways to go about sharing files so each student has their own copy. Head to the follow blog post if you need help with this: The Most Popular Ways to Share Google Drive Files and Templates with Students.

Q: Do you assign a new choice board each week?
A: That is totally up to you! I added my choice board activities as text boxes so the teacher can easily click and drag the boxes to new locations on the choice board to provide a different experience each time the choice board is assigned. The text is also editable in my templates so the teacher can type any sort of text & link in a different activity. Lots of flexibility! If students use technology regularly in your classroom then you might consider assigning a fresh choice board each week.
Q: Can your choice boards be used with Microsoft?
A: All of my choice boards are available in Google Slides; however, you can download the Google Slides file as a PowerPoint by going to File>Download>Microsoft PowerPoint. All of the links and images transfer nicely😉.

Ready to Go Digital Choice Boards

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Template to Make Your Own

What questions do you have about digital choice boards? Feel free to leave them in the comments below!

Do you have questions about how to use Digital Choice Boards in Google Slides? Come learn more about digital choice menus, how to assign them and why they are so great for differentiation!

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  1. Hi, I have been using digital choice boards this week with distance learning and using them as a daily agenda. I love them! I create them in google slides, but publish to the web, and then put in Seesaw. I felt that Seesaw's platform with recording options was easier to implement this week. I tried screecastify and couldn't get it to work well for me. However, when we were in the classroom, my students worked a lot more in google classroom than Seesaw. Do you have a resource that has all the info on how to use all the differentiation tools you mention in your first paragraph?

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    1. Hi Tami! I don't at this time but I will try and write a blog post about all of those options :)

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  2. Hi, I have created a digital choice board for online learning for my secondary school students. I created them using Google Slides and will be posting a copy for each student on our Google Classroom.
    Within my choice board I have 4 rubrics for 4 different activities. How would I go about posting this so that when the student completes each separate activity the entire choice board is not turned in...only the rubric for that specific activity.
    Thank you for all your great tips and for any help with my question!

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    1. Hi! Are you rubrics separate from the choice board in Google Slides? If so, what did you create them in?

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