New Audience Tools in Google Slides

Today’s #TTT (posted a day late to due technical difficulties with this site’s server) has some great information for anyone presenting! Google Slides now has a feature called Audience Tools. This setting allows participants to become an active part of your presentation by having the ability to ask questions or respond to polls. For best results, you will need to use the projector as an extended monitor.

Items to consider while watching

  1. In what ways can “audience tools” increase engagement?
  2. How can tools like this shift presentations from “sage on the stage” to a facilitated discussion?
  3. Consider your own presentations; are they an engaging story (or conversation), or do they disengage participants through text overload and scholar-babble?

Casey Veatch

Casey Veatch was Digital Literacy Instructional Specialist at the Colorado State Library from July 2015 to October 2016, when he became Professional Learning Senior Specialist at Apple.