Remote Writing Workshop Strategies & Activities
Creating a Multimedia Journal
Create Your Own
Create a folder within your Google Drive to hold your Multimedia Journal.
Add a Google Slides file (select "Blank Presentation") to the folder.
Rename the Google Slides file to whatever you'd like.
Create a title slide, embedding directions you want students to follow.
You can also add directions to the "Speaker Notes" section (circled in red).
Create the second slide and format the content any way you'd like, creating text boxes with embedded directions to guide students.
Make as many copies of this slide as you'd like journal entries PLUS ONE.
Return to the second slide and complete it as an example slide.
Once you have created the Multimedia Journal template you want students to complete, you have two options for sharing it with students:
Option #1 Add it to a Google Classroom assignment which will create a copy for each learner. This will also make it easy for you to check on student progress.
Option #2 Share a link to the journal. Be sure to set the sharing permissions as "View Only". They will be able to access it and make a copy of it. They won't be able to change your master.
To respond to a journal, open to the slide where you want to add a comment.
Go to the toolbar at the top and select INSERT and then COMMENT.
The entire slide will be selected and you can add your comment into the box on the right.