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Google Slides - branching databases for cross-curricular fun

Google Slides is not just a powerful collaborative presentation tool. It can be used to store and present linked information structured as a series of yes/no questions. In this presentation, David Hellam will discuss strategies for teachers to use in their classroom to help their students create their own powerful information-handling tools using a familiar application. We will look at a number of cross-curricular examples, and take a detour into interactive fiction.

David Hellam is a Google for Education Certified Innovator who teaches computer science at Riverside School, Prague, Czech Republic.

Google Slides - branching databases for cross-curricular fun

This presentation will cover the following:

  • Nothing new under the sun - why I've been doing this type of task for 20 years 
  • Advantages of using Google Slides
  • Strategies for students (structuring data is important)
  • Interactive fiction, quizzes and more
  • Coding challenge - what happens when you have lots of data?