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Google Slides Q&A and the laser pointer
When you are presenting or teaching, it helps to know what your audience is thinking. A little while back I gathered a little round-up of interactive presentation tools. This week, Google Slides announced a very handy new feature.
Slides Q & A allows presenters to accept questions and vote them up or down during a presentation without leaving the Presenter view. Google recently demoed this feature in this video featuring Google Science Fair winner Shree Bose fielding student questions.
I haven’t yet tried it in front of an audience, but here’s a video of my test run.
A few things I am thinking:
- I don’t believe the interaction has to be limited to questions. I wonder if the Slides Q&A might be as effective for brainstorming, etc.
- It would be kinda wonderful for remote presentations and virtual conferences.
And, there’s more.
Google also introduced a laser pointer for Slides on the web. Simply locate the laser pointer icon on the bottom toolbar, hover and toggle it on. It will turn from white to red and a red laser-like dot will follow your mouse on the screen
About Joyce Valenza
Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza
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