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With many classrooms going virtual or 1:1, you may be wondering how you can make your assignments usable in a digital format. Below is a step-by-step process that you can use to convert a PDF to digital format your print materials digital using Google Slides! If you are looking for digital ELA resources that are already converted, I have you covered. You can browse lots of my digital ELA resources here.
Below is a video tutorial to show you how to convert an assignment (like my Interview the Antagonist Book Report Project) from PDF to Google Slides format.
Your goal is to turn the PDF pages that you are converting into images.
If you are a Mac user, you will do a screenshot by selecting the Command + Shift + 4. A When you release, it will automatically save that image to your desktop. Drag the crosshair to select the area of the screen to capture. This will save the image on your desktop
If you are a PC user, you’ll want to search for the snipping tool and select create a new snip (free form). Drag the crosshair to select the area of the screen to capture. After the screenshot has been taken, select file>save as to save this image on your desktop. Learn more here.
Want to add in more than one page? Hit enter to create another slide, delete the default text boxes, and repeat the process outlined above.
*If you are inserting many images and don’t want to do them one at a time, you can also use the Slides Toolbox add on. Once you have that installed, you can choose Add Ons > Slides Toolbox > Open > Import Tools > Create Slides from Images > Single Images (make sure to select Set as Slide Background)> Upload all the images you want to add in the order you want them to appear.
The next step to convert a PDF to digital format is to insert the images in as backgrounds, you will need to format the document so students can type content onto the background. To do this you must…
Once you are confident that everything looks the way it should, you are ready to share it with your students! If you want each student to work out of their own individual slide, you may want to change the sharing link so that they can make a copy of the file.
Share that link with students, and they will be able to make their own copy of the file into their Drive.
I hope this helps you convert a PDF assignment to digital format! If you are looking for ready-to-use digital resources, you can browse all of our digital ELA resources here.
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