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Increase Engagement with Google Slides

January 20 @ 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm


Join us to learn how to make Google Slides more engaging within the app as well as participate in an introduction to Nearpod and Peardeck.

Nearpod and Pear Deck are two of the most popular apps for adding interactivity to Google Slides presentations. This session will allow you to participate as a student to experience first hand these engaging tools. Using content you have already created, you’ll be able to build interactive lessons that incorporate multimedia and specialized formative assessment tools. This will be a hands-on session, so come ready to dive into the future of reliable student engagement!

Holly Kelly

Holly Kelly is a Regional Educational Technology Coordinator for the Learning Technology Center, serving the east central region. She facilitates professional learning opportunities for educators, administrators, and technology staff that support digital teaching and learning. Holly also provides onsite and remote workshops and networking events at an ROE or a school district, including Professional Development workshops for in-service days.

Holly is passionate about helping educators feel more confident, creative in their instruction, and motivated and excited to use technology with their students. Holly is a 15-year veteran of the education field, which has included stints as a secondary-level English teacher and a high school library media specialist. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Rhode Island College in Providence, RI, a master’s degree from Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL, and certified teacher and counselor credentials. She holds further professional certifications, including as a Google for Education Certified Trainer and a Google Certified Educator.


January 20
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
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