Still using Power Point? Google with their productivity suite has revamped many of the legacy products from Microsoft with better more modern versions. Google Slides for non Apple uses is an essential part of our work flow. Not only can you easily create a presentation for class, there are a lot of excellent Google Slide templates for teachers.
In this guide, we’re going to showcase some of our favorite resources and websites to finding high quality, professionally made templates. Please note that some templates are behind a paywall but most are not. Let’s get to it:
Slide Carnival – Free PowerPoint and Google Slides directory
Slide Carnival has a wealth of resources for creating slides. One of their most popular verticals are their educational slides. Granted, some of these are designed for Power Point but most work perfectly well with Google Slides.
We personally liked their cute robots slide. Perfect for any lesson with young learners. But this is just one option out of 20+ different choices. So if you’re in the need for some quality slides for math, science or even just a classroom warm up consider checking out Slide Carnival.
Slides Go – Free Google Slides resource
The teacher section within Slides go has well over 700+ options for teachers to use. They do mark 200 or so of the 700 as “premium” but there really is no difference as Slides Go works by way of subscription revenue.
They allow all accounts on their site do be able to download 10 items per month. So you need to be careful and mindful of what slides you want as you don’t want to waste your 10 downloads. However, if you are going to be using their service quite a bit then consider buying a monthly or annual membership. It’s not expensive and it allows you full access to their library of 1000+ Google Slides for teachers.
Slides Mania – Another excellent free resource
Slides Mania provides a wide variety of interactive designs for Google Slides. We like to checkout Slides Mania for their unique designs. They are perfect for anyone needing something professional for an online course, a learning management system or simply the classroom.
The slides are designed for both Power Point or Google Slides. Simply click the button and download your choice of slide directly to your laptop, easy!
Teachers Pay Teachers – Teacher e-commerce site
Not our favorite place for Google Slides and Power Point material as everything is behind a paywall, you can still find resources here. Teachers Pay Teachers is a helpful site for anyone needing pre-made lesson material like flash cards, worksheets and complete educational games.
They do provide the occasional Google Slide and best of all they tend to be free to download and use. One such Google Slide we found helpful for young learners was their Alphabet ABC order slides which teach children their ABC’s in a fun and engaging way.
Hello Teacher Lady – Note taker breakout
Hello Teacher Lady is a part personal blog, part education resource run by a middle school teacher named Shana. She created a great free resource to use for collaboration during online instruction over something like Zoom.
Students simply discuss and take notes on based on their slides and prompts. This material also works well with Google’s Jamboard service, but it is best used with Google Slides and to break up your students into small groups for note taking breakout purposes.
Ditch That Textbook – Google Slides interactive resource
Ditch That Textbook has some of the best resources around on using Google in the classroom for enhanced user experience. Google Slides is much more than a simple presentation software. It provides interactive and collaborative activities for students at any age group, even adults.
What we simply love about the Google Slides section of this website is that Matt (the founder of Ditch That Textbook) provides complete tutorials on how best to use the slides in addition to providing the custom material for free.
That means you get full access to free material and a written guide on how best to use it in the classroom, the what, why and how all explained for you.
Graphic Mama – Free and paid resources
Graphic Mama is primarily a graphic design resource website but they do have a regularly updated list oriented blog post offering up a small selection of premium designed Google Slides. The slides are general purpose but look stunningly beautiful and professional.
Perfect for any middle school or high school class due in part to the premium graphics used in the designs. All the free Google Slides offered have a royalty free license, text you can edit and adjust to your liking, free web fonts commonly used and the ability to switch them over to Power Point for whatever reason.
Last, in addition to their free resources they do offer large paid bundles of premium templates at affordable rates you can check out.
Google Slide Template Websites for Teachers
Here at Teach and Go, these are our top 5 websites we regularly checkout for all things Google Slides (and Power Point). Depending on your needs you’ll probably find Slide Carnival and Slides Go to be the most useful for your day to day work flow as they have a lot of variety for different classes and subjects.
If you’re more looking for activities and ways to create a more engaging experience for your students that are not only educational but also leverage a bit of gamification and current trends then we strongly suggest bookmarking Ditch That Textbook.