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15 Ways To Maximize Your Use Of Google Slides

I came across this amazing resource with 15 tips on how to maximize your use of Google Slides.  

There are 15 tips and endless resources on each one.  Shout out to all who contributed to this comprehensive resource and toAmanda Sandoval @historysandoval for sharing it.

CLICK HEREGOOGLE SLIDES to access this resource 

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2) Decorate a Christmas Tree with Google Slides
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