As an educator, you may want to use a visual tool but don’t have much time beyond lesson plans, grading, and lectures. If you’d like to create a presentation for your students or fellow staff members, this list includes several free Google Slides templates for teachers to get you started.
1. Welcome to Class with Breakout Groups Template
If you’re preparing a class project, where you want to use breakout groups, this Welcome to Class template is ideal. It can accommodate eight groups, with plenty of space on each group’s slide to include a description or instructions. You also have slides to welcome your class, add a short schedule, and list all group members.
- Three different color themes to choose from, including teal, purple, and yellow
- Instructions for editing the default accent colors for your selected theme
- Easily editable text boxes for all content
Tip: use these Google Slides keyboard shortcuts to breeze through your slide edits.
2. Back to School Template
When a new school year begins, be ready to show your class what to expect with this Back to School Google Slides template. There are over 20 slides with a variety of purposes to make your presentation simple. Introduce yourself, add your talking points, include statistics about the course topic, and pop in a weekly timeline.
- Editable icons to copy and paste in the presentation
- Dedicated slides for presenting a website or app with device image placeholders
- Completely editable world map, allowing you to change the color for any country or region
- Colorful theme suitable for most any age group
3. Daily Planner and Calendar Template
Sharing your daily or monthly schedule with your students is easy with this Daily Planner template. You can add a list of tasks, an overview, and notes for a month, as well as a focus, a quote, notes, and to-do list for each day. With over 30 slides, you can go beyond the official school year right through summer school.
- Several instruction and tip slides to assist with using the template
- Layouts both with and without placeholders to help you build the presentation
- Regular updates to the template available on Slidesmania so that the calendar is always current
For more planning resources, have a look at these PowerPoint digital planner templates.
4. Education Timeline Template
To provide your students or fellow educators with timelines of a topic or class progress, this Monthly Education Timeline template is a winner. Use a weekly, monthly, or quarterly timeline in various formats, including rounded, horizontal, or vertical. Plus, use a chart, world map, table, or statistics slide for added details.
- Resource slides that include fonts, colors, icons, shapes, and more to copy and paste where needed
- Instructional slides to help you create the perfect timeline presentation
- Variety of additional slides for content like concepts, infographics, conclusions, and a table of contents
5. Teacher Report Template
Need to report to the principal or superintendent with your progress? The Simple Teacher Report template gives you 25 slides to include everything from a timeline to a line graph to radial chart and beyond. You’ll find various styles to present your numbers, percentages, accomplishments, and class highlights with a professional, education-geared theme.
- Flexible graph and chart styles to best accommodate your data
- Horizontal and vertical timelines in varying sizes
- Contents slide for quick navigation to specific slides in the presentation
6. Lesson Planner Template
For presenting a lengthy lesson or project to your class, this Lesson Planner template gives you slides for each part or section. Start with the Lesson Overview, which includes objectives, materials, resources, and other details. Then, use each subsequent slide to break down your lesson into manageable pieces.
- Editable icons to easily copy and paste in the presentation
- Document, spreadsheet, website, and slide icons for linking to important details
- Video and image placeholders for quickly inserting media
- Table of contents slide for navigating to each lesson or resource
7. Notebook Lesson Plan Template
Different than the lesson plan above, this Notebook Lesson Plan template gives you slides to present concepts, practical uses, statistics, and graphs about the topic. You’ll find unique slides, like problem and solution, learning process, Gantt chart, and “Did you know?” layouts, all with a page-turning notebook theme.
- 60 slides for creating a presentation with flexible and distinctive slides and layouts
- Exams and retakes calendar, grade, and homework checklist slides
- Resource slides that include fonts, colors, icons, shapes, and more
8. Team Building Template
To encourage working well together, check out this Team Building template, chock-full of group activities. There are 60 slides for presenting the activities, keeping score, and awarding the winning team a diploma. Choose from activities that build trust, test their knowledge, and foster good communication.
- Variety of activities tailored to elementary school ages and up
- Correct and incorrect answer slides
- Icons, shapes, and symbols for use throughout the slideshow
9. Flashcards Template
Flashcards are terrific tools for learning and testing your knowledge. With this Flashcards template for Google Slides, add the front and back of each flashcard on its own slide. Then, gather the class to review the slides together or share the presentation as an interactive self-test.
- Introductory slides for a title, checklist, and overview of the topic
- 40 slides to accommodate the front and back of each flashcard
- Fun and colorful theme
Good to know: if you’re feeling creative and have a bit of time, you can also make your own flash card game in Google Slides.
10. Jeopardy Template
Want to create a fun and entertaining way for your students to test what you’ve taught them? This Jeopardy template takes the classic TV game show and turns it into a Google Slides show. You have the category board with dollar amounts and a slide for each question, giving you a quick and easy way to let the game begin.
- World map and device images for questions related to geography and technology
- Pre-linked category dollar amounts to easily select the question slide
- Shapes, icons, and emojis for use throughout the slideshow
11. Tree Diagram Template
Just need a simple diagram to display to your class? With the Tree Diagram template, you can use the existing small or large size premade tree, and just add your text. Show a basic process or relationships with the ideal diagram size.
- Two diagram sizes for two items or six
- Light and dark theme for each diagram
- Preset text boxes to pop in your text quickly
12. School Bundle Template
For planning class activities, the School Bundle template gives you plenty to choose from. You’ll find slides for a class debate, collecting evidence, parts of a story, a choice board, and bingo. You can also use the station rotation slide for moving your students through activities and the bracket challenge for determining a winner.
- Weekly planner for scheduling daily activities
- Frayer model slide for working with vocabulary
- Attractive theme and easily editable slides and content
13. Simple Blackboard Education Template
Maybe you want a Google Slides template that can serve multiple purposes for consistent presentations throughout the school year. This Simple Blackboard Education template gives you a nice chalkboard theme with over 20 slides to accommodate numerous types of content.
- Section slides to divide your presentation into different parts
- Premade graphics to explain a timeline or process
- Table of contents slide for easy navigation
Start Smart With a Google Slides Template
Whether you want a Google Slides timeline template to show a sequence of events or a Jeopardy template for a Google Slides game show, this list of free options for teachers gives you a great place to start. For more help, check out tips that will make your Google Slides look good when you’re creating a slideshow.
Image credit: Pixabay. All screenshots by Sandy Writtenhouse.
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