I frequently am creating presentations for different professional development workshops I am presenting at. I wanted to do something fun with my slides this time so I thought I would use Scoot & Doodle to create my backdrops.
Step 1: Start a Google Hangout
That probably was not what you were expecting… Scoot & Doodle is a Google Hangout App. On the left hand side of Google Hangout are some standard apps. Notice down at the bottom of the apps are 3 inconspicuous dots. Click on these dots and find the “Scoot & Doodle” App. You may need to click on “Add Apps” to find it.
Step 2: Click on the Scoot & Doodle App
This will switch you a blank canvas. Scoot & Doodle let’s you draw collaboratively with other people in a hangout. This can be a fun way to make slide backgrounds with others… or you can be a big loner and be in a hangout all by yourself.
Step 3: Design your slide
You can draw on the blank canvas, but you can also insert stamps. I bought all of the extra stamp packs, I NEED the hedgehog and the hipster icons you know! Look for the rubber stamp icon on the left of Scoot & Doodle to insert pictures.
Step 4: Click on Save
Also in the upper right is the save icon. Click on this to save the background.
Step 5: Click on Portfolio Tab
Step 6: Hover Over Drawing
Step 7: Choose Share
Step 8: Right Click and Download Image
Step 9: Start a Google Presentation
Step 10: Click on Background
Step 11: Upload the Image
Browse for the image you downloaded, it will now become the background of your slide. Repeat the process to have different slide backgrounds.
Edit the Slide Master
You may want to create a custom presentation template. CLICK HERE for my blog post on 10 Easy Steps to Creating a Google Presentation Master.
For fun I created a Woodland Creature themed Google Presentation. Make a copy here: http://goo.gl/moE8pz