1. Introduction to Create a Presentation All About a Topic
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In this lesson, you will create a digital presentation in Google Slides that informs an audience about a topic.

A digital presentation combines text, images, and design, so you can communicate about a topic in a way that engages your audience and expresses who you are.

The topic for your presentation could be anything, such as: Something you’re studying in school, something you’re interested in, or something your teacher assigns, your presentation can also be a way to introduce yourself to the class or a new club you’re joining.

You will include at least three slides containing details about your topic.

Just like your culture and beliefs may influence your views on a topic, your audience may view the topic based on their own culture and beliefs.

For example, if your presentation is on manners, you might say something that it’s a good idea to maintain eye contact with the person you’re speaking with.

However, in some cultures, lowering the eyes is a sign of respect.

It’s also important to keep in mind that many topics, especially those pertaining to current events, can have multiple perspectives.

Your perspective is your point of view.

How you feel about a topic may not necessarily be how someone else feels, and that’s OK.

Another thing to keep in mind as you choose a topic is to keep it specific.

For example, if your topic is “Giants of the Ocean,” you may not need a lot of slides for your information.

But if your topic is “All About the Ocean,” you might need hundreds of slides to present the information.

You will use digital skills to create your presentation, so you can easily add slides and exciting elements, like animations and transitions, to complete your project.

This lesson uses Google Slides, but you could apply these skills and concepts in most other presentation applications.

If you’d like, you can turn on captions in Google Slides when presenting your topic.

Captions may make it easier to follow the presentation.

Click on the links next to this video to learn how to use captions and other features.

As you create your presentation in Google Slides, you will: Add slides to a presentation, add text and images, format and reposition text and images to change how your slides look, add animations and transitions to your presentation, and digitally share your slides with a classmate.

To work on this lesson, sign in to your Google account.

Open a new tab in your browser, and navigate to "google.com" If you do not have a Google account, pause the video and create one.

Then, open Google Drive, and create a new presentation in Google Slides.

Give your presentation a title.

Now, it’s your turn: Sign in to your Google account, create a new presentation, and rename it.

Instructions

  1. Sign into your Google account.
  2. Create a new presentation.
  3. Rename it.