Virtual Classroom Backgrounds
So you’ve bit the virtual classroom craze and you want to add to your growing collection of digital rooms. Use this pack of 60 rainbow colored virtual classroom backgrounds to expand your online classroom space. They come in a rainbow of colors and coordinate nicely with the other virtual classroom sets I’ve designed for teacher’s personal use.
Create different rooms for different subjects. Consider color coordinating those subjects, too such as green for science, or yellow for ELA. Color coordinating helps keeps things organized for you. But it also helps students to understand and make meaning from what they’re looking at. If you’re always using a green room for science, they’ll instantly understand that the presentation you’ve sent them is for science.
If you’re an art teacher, you might color coordinate your grade levels. So kindergarten is red. First grade is orange. Second grade is yellow, and so on. This not only helps students. But it aides parents who have children in multiple grade levels understand that the lesson materials in the blue room are for their fourth grader while the yellow ones are for their second grader.
Organize your distance learning plans into one digital space and have them ready to go. Schools will likely start requiring teachers not only have sub plans but plans in place for at home learning. Feel prepared and ready to go.
Why Design a Digital Classroom?
There are many challenges with distance learning, one of which is the lack of warmth and connection students feel in a remote environment. Whether you’re teaching in-person on a daily basis, assigning things via Google Classroom, or just sending home packets, not being with students in the same space can feel rather impersonal.
Creating your own classroom away from school is one way to engage learners (and hopefully lure more into completing assignments!) What student wouldn’t be excited to see what you have planned for them this week when the materials are presented in a unique and inviting way?
Use these virtual classroom backgrounds to design your own space, link to assignments, and show off your personality. Move objects around within the space for different subjects or weekly assignments. Add your own graphics, too! Take screenshots of assignments or import photos of a class pet, classroom posters, or anything else that would make it feel more your own. If you’re creating online video content, take a screenshot of the video and overlap it on the laptop. And lastly, if you have a personalized avatar character, add that in, too.
Why Use Virtual Classroom Backgrounds in Google Slides?
- FAMILIARITY: A lot of the features of Google Slides are similar to PowerPoint and will get your room up super quick. No need to edit a PowerPoint and figure out how to upload it to Slides.
- USER-FRIENDLY: You are likely already familiar with storing files in Google Drive.
- INSANT SAVE AS: All changes in Google Slides are instantly saved in Google Drive. Ever accidentally close down an app or other online software and changes weren’t saved? Eliminate the frustration and disappointment of lost presentations!
- ACCESSIBILITY: Parents, students, and admins can use an iPad, desktop or laptop computer, and even a Chromebook to access your virtual classroom to view assignments.
- SHAREABILITY: Simply share your digital art room the same way you’ve been sharing assignments with students via Google Drive or Google Classroom.
The download contains a one-page PDF with directions on how to access the virtual classroom backgrounds templates. This document comes ready to go in Google Drive, so don’t worry about trying to figure out how to import it into your Drive!
You Will Receive
- 1 Non-Editable PDF (Teacher directions on how to import these Google Slides into other presentations.)
- Google Drive Access Link (A link to download the virtual classroom backgrounds is located on pages 2 and 3 of the PDF.)
- 60 Background Slides – These graphics are not editable. They have been inserted into the background of the slide and are fixed in place. (DISCLAIMER: the graphics used in this file may not be used to create commercial resources).
- Each template page is designed in widescreen 16:9 format so it will fill the screen. As such, they are not meant to print out on 8.5×11″ paper.