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Create a Digital Walkabout with Google Slides

 



Walkabouts are one of my favorite activities to do with students, since we are virtual I've learned how to make digital ones.  A literal equations walkabout is below, others can be found on the free activities page.

To make your own, open google slides and select a background.  Next, pick what shape you want your answers to be, I typically use a rectangle, rounded rectangle, or circle.  After you select your shape, pick the color you want.  You will fill in all the shapes with the answers to the problems, you can either type right on the shape or I use the equatio extension to insert my equations(it's free).

Once you have all of your answers, insert a new slide.  I copy one of the shapes from the answer board and put it on this slide.  Click inside the shape and put the words answer board or return to answer board.  You will link this shape back to the answer board by clicking the shape, click on link in the toolbar and then select the slide number of your answer board.  After setting this slide up duplicate for however many questions your walkabout will be and then enter one question per slide.  

The final step is to link all the answers on the answer board.  This part can be a little tricky so pay close attention to your answers and questions.  The answer to the first question should be linked to the slide below it.  When you get to the last slide, you link that answer to the first question.  By doing this, students can start with any answer and still go through all the questions.  To link, insert a shape over the answer, click link, select the slide, then select border transparent, and fill transparent this will hide the shape that you link. Repeat this process for each answer. Here's a literal equations walkabout.  A video tutorial is below.





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