Wanting students to work as a class to create a presentation is not a new idea. Some of my colleagues were talking about doing this in science classes by having each student creates a slide, emailing it to the teacher, and the teaching combining the slides into one show to then post on Haiku. After some discussion, they warmed to the idea of doing the following:
1. Set up a Google Slide presentation (a title slide and one slide for each person or team if desired) that has permissions set to allow “Anyone with the link can edit.” (With this setting, up to 50 people could simultaneously edit the presentation.
2. Post the link on Haiku
3. Have students create their slides (or edit designated “placeholder” slides so the desired order is maintained)
The result? A presentation created by all, able to be referred to by all, and no time required by the teacher on the back end! It might not seem overly flashy, but the idea is moving through our faculty and they love it.
Haven’t explored Google Slides much? Here is a link to the Google Help Guide for Google Slides (Presentations).