Now your group slide work begins! Each person is responsible for their own slide (or slides) and for completing the slide requirements in the steps. Video tutorials have been provided to help you with the process. 

Key Vocabulary to review with students

  • Insert
  • Textbox
  • Hyperlink
  • Shape
  • Citation
  • Screenshot
  • Shortcuts for Copy and Paste

I Can Statements

  • collaborate online to create a presentation with an attractive design theme
  • add a variety of content (including a textbox, shape, photos or images) to a slide presentation using slide Insert actions 
  • cite the source of information inserted on the slide appropriately
  • carryout online research and insert a hyperlink to the sources used


1. Make sure that your name or initials are on each slide you are responsible for in the speaker notes section. After the title of the slide, write a more descriptive name, if applicable.

2. On your slide(s), include the following (slide requirements may be modified by your teacher):

  • Two pictures (photos or images) with proper citations as needed
  • Four types of information in textboxes (one could be the image citation)
  • A link to a website about your slide content that you found in your research

There are three videos to demonstrate how to complete these insert activities. The Part One video is located at the top of this page.

Step 3 Types of information to include

3. In Quest QGS1, there are nine slides listed and one or more has been assigned to you or a group member. In Step two above, you are asked to make sure and include the four text boxes on your slides. When you are fulfilling these requirements, there are many things you can research to support your slide topic. You are required to include a location (country you have chosen) in the beginning.

Additional information you might include:

  1. Personal Reflection (thoughts if you have visited or live there)

  2. Interesting Facts (history, events, etc.)

  3. Population

  4. Definitions

  5. Culture

  6. Climate

  7. Geography

  8. Famous People

NOTE: The Bibliography/Credits could be on a separate slide at the end of your presentation. If you do this, make sure your teacher is able to determine who created each slide. Creating a Credits Slide would give you more room on your main slides. The tools to create a Bibliography are easy using the citation makers on Thing 14 Search Strategies Q4

Step 4 - Insert an Image

4. Part One video demonstrates how to insert an image onto a slide. It shows searching, taking a screenshot, adding it to a slide using the shortcuts for Paste.

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PDF transcript

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Step 5 - Add a Textbox, Hyperlink, and Shape

5. This video demonstrates how to add a textbox, hyperlink to the source to give credit, and add a shape. 

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PDF Transcript

Research Resources & Citation help

If you are in a Michigan school you may use databases from MeL (Michigan Electronic Library). Most schools in Michigan have a direct link to MeL from their school media center. Great databases to choose from are  Britannica School, Opposing ViewPoints, Explora Middle School and Middle Search EbscoHost. 

Note: If you live in a state other than Michigan, check your state or school library for similiar databases. 

You may also use the sites below for your research:

  1. The World Factbook

  2. Nation Master

  3. Pure Michigan

  4. Wow Works - Michigan

  5. BrainPop - Geography 

Citations: When you do research, the information that you use must be cited properly. You can use any of the examples below to cite your work: 

  1. LInC Online 

  2. BibMe

  3. Citation Machine (Click on CMachine after reading the instructions)

Image Resources for Your Presentation

When you do your research for images, you will need to look for public domain images. 

  1. Pixabay is a great site for free images. Note: Do not use the top row as they are Shutterstock images and there is a fee to use them.

  2. Pics4Learning is a curated image library that is safe and free for education.

  3. Photos For Class are properly attributed, Creative Commons photos for school. 

  4. Iconfinder provides beautiful icons to millions of designers and developers. Type in the name of the clipart or icon you are searching for, then select ALLOWED FOR COMMERCIAL USE for images that are free to use.

  5. You could also take your own pictures. Remember not to include people in your pictures unless they are over 18 and they have given their permission.

  6. You can use the website with a photo of yourself or family member (with permission) and remove the background of the photo to create a photo of the person that can then be downloaded and inserted on a new background. Example:


Please remember:  If you are using pictures you must cite the image properly:

  1. TeacherVision Guide to Citing Internet Resources

  2. Noodle Tools  (How to cite an Image, photograph or work of art)

Completing this Quest

Check with your teacher when the group has successfully completed these steps. Review the I Can Statements before you move on to the next Quest. 

 Check off this Quest on the 21t4s roadmap 

Ready for Quest QGS3 Format

Additional Resources

Google Help for Presentations

Competencies & Standards

MITECS   Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students, and

ISTE Standards for Students

1. Empowered Learner
a. Articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them, and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes
c. Use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways
d. Understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies, are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies

6. Creative Communicator
c. Communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively by creating or using a variety of digital objects such as visualizations, models or simulations
d. Publish or present content that customizes the message and medium for a variety of audiences

7. Global Communicator
b. With guidance from an educator, students use technology tools to work with friends and with people outside their neighborhood, city and beyond
c. Contribute constructively to project teams, assuming various roles and responsibilities to work effectively toward a common goal

Common Core Standards

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.4 Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.7 Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.8 Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism.

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.W.9 Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection, and research.