Have you ever been in that situation where you want to combine the powers of two technology tools to enhance your lesson but, try as you might, they just won’t “play nice” with each other? One such situation is when trying to annotate over a Google Slides presentation from an interactive whiteboard interface, such as a SMART Board or Promethean Board. Ah, but fear not my friends because two teachers have discovered a way to get these two technologies to be team players.
In a recent post on the T.E.A.M. Togetherness blog by Angela Patterson & Kate Sommerville, they discovered that if you tweak the one of the settings in Google Slides then you can still run your slide deck in presentation mode and have access to the annotation tools on your interactive whiteboard. The key is to present so that your slides fill the entire browser window but not the entire screen on your device. You can toggle this setting from the Slides toolbar found in the bottom-left corner of your screen that becomes visible once you enter into presentation mode.
Check out the full article from T.E.A.M. Togetherness here for more information. Isn’t it great when we all can just get along.