One thing I love about Google Slides is the ability to use images, shapes, hyperlinks and color to create dynamic presentations. With an idea, a little patience, and a lot of trial and error, you can elevate the creativity in projects and presentations to any level! A virtual showcase created in Google Slides is a great way for students to share what they have learned.
A Google Slides virtual exhibit isn't a typical slide presentation. The viewer, not a presenter, is the one who "runs" the show. By clicking on text and hyperlinks in the presentation the viewer is able to navigate from one part of the presentation to another.
Sample Museum Exhibit:
Note: To run the presentation as an exhibit click directly on the slides. Do not use the tools on the bottom left.
Create a Virtual Museum Exhibit:
To create your own museum you will start with a blank slide presentation. You need to know a few simple techniques, including how to insert shapes, fill shapes with color, add images, and insert hyperlinks. Follow this tutorial step-by-step to learn how to build a virtual exhibit. Follow the directions below to learn more about techniques you will need.
1. Insert a Shape into a Google Slide
2. Fill a Shape with Color
3. Use Image Filters to Find Images that are Free to Use and Share
4. Use Transparent Images to Eliminate Image Backgrounds
5. Rotate an Image Counter Clockwise, Mask with a Trapezoid and Rotate Back
6. Creating Information Slides
7. Inserting Hyperlinks
Hyperlinks are the key to creating a virtual exhibit that can be run independently by the viewer. Follow the directions below to hyperlink images in the main exhibit hall to information slides in the presentation.
Be sure to hyperlink the information slide back to the main exhibit so the viewer can select a new image. One way to do this is to draw out a transparent square over the entire slide so that no matter where the slide is clicked, it hyperlinks back to the main exhibit.
8. Create an Entry with Moving Doors
Once you get the hang of how to insert, layer, outline, mask, and hyperlink shapes and images, let your imagination be your guide! There is no limit to what you can create using Google Slides!