So you purchased the Science PowerPoint Bundles and you want to add a little extra. I get it. Sometimes, we want to share our favorite songs, videos, or books to go along with our lessons.
If that’s you, I want to show you how you can edit your Google Slides to insert media straight from YouTube. You’re going to love this, and your students will too!
Here’s how you can add YouTube Videos to your Google Slides
Step 1: Open the file in your Google Drive
Be sure to download the file from Teachers Pay Teachers first. Have the file open in your browser so you’re ready to add the link.
Step 2: If you’re using Google Slides and you want to add a new slide, you’ll simply click “Insert” and a drop down menu will appear. Click on “New Slide”. This will give you a blank slide with nothing on it. Of course you can add text or whatever else you need to add on this slide.
Step 3: Now that you’ve inserted your slide, you’re ready to add the media you want to use. Google Slides makes it so easy to add videos straight from YouTube. To do this, you’ll need to first select the YouTube video you want to add. Then, click “share” and a link will pop up with some other features. Click “copy” to copy the link.
Step 4: Finally, you’ve got the link and you’re ready to put it in your presentation. Head back to your blank slide. Once you’re there, click “Insert”. On the drop down menu, you’ll see “Video” with a small icon. You’ll want to click that! Paste the link you just copied from YouTube, then click the magnifying glass. This will populate the video below. Once you tap the video, the “Select” button at the bottom will turn from gray to blue. Click it!
Step 5: Modify the size, layout, etc. Wahoo! You just added media to your slides. Now you can use the format options on the right toolbar to customize when you want your video to play, how much of the video you want to use, etc. Lastly, you can edit the size of your video by simply dragging out the blue boxes on the corners.
Unfortunately, you shouldn’t do this with my Simply STEAM Math Games because there are hyperlinks to specific slides. So, adding a new slide will mess up the entire game. You can read more about how to play these here.
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