I am attempting to move some more of our homeschool lessons online in addition to math. The homeschool minimalist lifestyle is calling me. Or maybe it’s the lack of storage for all our things that is getting to me. Using Google Slides seems like the perfect tool for doing this, and it’s free.
Introducing Google Slides in Your Homeschool
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Homeschooling can take up a lot of storage space. The workbooks, the books, the papers, the everything builds up, it all takes space in your home/homeschool.
But we’re also moving into a very digital life, and I want my kids there too. Homeschooling and not using the technology we have would be a disservice to my kids, and that is the opposite of what we plan to do for them. We have limited screen time – TV and video games, as well as tablets outside of school. Limited screen time shouldn’t mean they aren’t learning to use all the tools available to us.
Introducing how to use Google Slides
Instead of “throwing them to the wolves” in terms of teaching your children to use technology and Google Slides, why not teach them how to use it. Teaching them to use Google Slides can open up all the learning tool doors that are out there for them and you to use for free.
We are going to be doing our spelling work on Google Slides, and I’ll be adding more as the year goes on, like digital interactive notebooks, and getting them to create slide shows to show what they have been learning/studying.
Teach them how to:
You can teach your preschool, or your kindergartner to use Slides. They don’t have to be that young though to cover, or to re-cover these instructions. There are adults, who haven’t used Google Slides, or Documents because it didn’t exist for (us) them when we were in school, and this is a great way to teach them or a refresher for them as well.
How are you using Google in your homeschool?