Are you interested in adding audio or a voice-over to GoogleSlides? This strategy is helpful for small group instruction, stations, and for students to watch videos at home. Below you will find four different methods to embed audio files and voice-over videos into a GoogleSlide (GSlide).
Also, a popular question is, "How do you embed a timer into GoogleSlides?"I search for a "10-minute timer" on YouTube, and I insert a video into GSlides. Method 1 will cover how to add videos to GSlides.
Method 1 (This method takes a while because videos have to render once they are uploaded into our Google Drive) 1. Create a video on your cellphone (or Chromebook/Laptop with Screencastify; see method 2) for each slide and embed the video into GSlide. 2. Give students the option to manipulate the audio or not.
How to create a video: 1. Use your cell phone's camera to record your voice (in video mode) as you narrate (cover your camera with tape so you get a black video). If you use method 2, then use Screencastify to record a video with an empty tab / empty desktop to avoid visual distractions. 2. Upload the video to your drive. 3. Insert the video into your slide show. 4. Work with the settings to format the video. Here's an example of how to insert a video into a slide show. 5. Assign the GSlide in Clever, Google Classroom, or create a short url. Bonus! If you want the GSlide to go straight to "Present" mode, then go to "File" and "Publish to the Web". This link opens the slide show in presentation mode and students cannot see the editing mode. The only caveat to this feature is that your presentation is made public.
Method 2 (**BONUS** Upload your video to Playposit or EdPuzzle to check students' understanding as they watch the video!!! Ask different types of questions and prevent students from skipping the video).
1. Install the extension Screencastify and use the free version. 2. Record a video as you voice-over the slide show on either a Chromebook, laptop, or desktop. 3. Here's a sample I made. Contrary to the video I made, once you go into "Present" mode on the slide show you will not see your face. :) 4. Assign the video link in Clever, Google Classroom, or create a short url. BONUS! Add the video to Playposit or Edpuzzle!
How to use Screencastify: 1. Open the slide show 2. Click on the Screencastify extension on your bar.
3. Follow the on-screen instructions to record a video.
Method 3 I believe our iPads have a similar feature. Open the slide show on the iPad and then "record" your screen while you advance the slide show. As you record the screen you can record audio. I believe that you can do the same thing with an iPhone (I don't have an iPhone). It's the "Screen Recording" option.