For this project you will contribute a page to a class slide show that will display all of the students in your class period.
Create a Project Folder
1. If you have not yet created a folder for your class in Google Drive, use your Chromebook to follow this procedure:
At the bottom of your Chromebook desktop, click the Files icon to open it.
On the left side of the folder click the triangle next to the Google Drive icon to reveal the My Drive icon.
Double-click My Drive to show its contents.
Click the three dots menu in the upper left, then choose the New Folder option.
Name the new folder the name of your class. In this example it is EMP.
Double-click your new class folder to open it. This is where you should keep all of the files for your class projects. To keep the projects organized, create a folder for each project.
Use your keyboard [ctrl+enter] keys to create a new folder and name it Gallery.
Double-click your Gallery folder to open it.
Add Your Headshot
Use your keyboard [ctrl+n] keys to open a new Files window.
On the left-hand side scroll up to your downloads folder and open it.
Move this new window so you can still see the first window you opened.
Find the headshot you created and drag it into your Gallery folder.
Copy the Slide Template
Open the Students Slide Templates in Google Slides. From the slide list on the left, select the slide for your class. In this example, it is the EMP 2 class.
From the File menu Make a copy option click on Selected Slides.
Change the Name to your name. Click on the Folder and navigate to your Gallery folder, then click the Select button.
When the Name and Folder is correct, click the OK button.
Add Your Headshot Photo
Use your Chromebook’s Files folder to open your Gallery folder. Drag your headshot to the copy of your slide template.
Use the image handles to reposition and resize your photo until it exactly covers
the “Replace this with YOUR PHOTO” placeholder image.
Change the Text
Double-click YOUR NAME and type your name the way you want to be known. Make sure it stays in ALL CAPS.
Double-click the yellow text and type three phrases about you:
I enjoy doing …
I am most proud of …
In the future I plan to …
The “Class of” year should be the year you are graduating from Logan.
Record Your Voice
To make sure people know how to pronounce your name correctly, record your self clearly stating your first and last name as it appears in the slide text.
If you have a phone, use it and a voice recording app. It will most likely give you better sound.
- If you have an iPhone, use your Voice Memos app.
- If your Android phone did not come with an audio recording app, consider installing Smart Recorder. It will show a lot of ads while using it, but it works well.
You may also record your voice on your Chromebook. Keep in mind that, when you listen to Chromebook audio on its speakers, your recording may not sound as good as it does when you are using earbuds or a headphone.
This video tutorial shows how to use AudioVoiceRecorder.com opened in your Chromebook web browser.
Whichever method you use to record your voice, remember to save the file and move it into your project folder.
Edit Your Recording
Once you have your voice recorded and placed in your Google Drive project folder, watch this tutorial video to learn how to use twistedwave.com/online to edit audio on your Chromebook. When saving and editing your sound file, name it MyName.mp3
When you are done editing make sure your edited file is saved in your Google Drive project folder.
Add Your Recording
In Google Slides open the Insert menu and choose the Audio option.
Find your edited voice recording in your project folder then press the Select button.
A player will appear underneath an icon representing the file. You may test it by clicking the play button.
With the sound file selected set the Format options as indicated below.
Start playing should be set to Automatically and Hide icon when presenting should be checked. The volume slider should be at full level. No other options should be checked.
To test the entire Google Slide, click on the Present button. The presentation will start filling the entire screen and your sound recording should play.