Another great feature of Google Drive is the template gallery. In a Google Apps for Education (#gafe) or Google Apps for Business environment, you can choose to share any of your Drive creations (from the core apps) as templates within your own domain only or share them with the whole world.
That also means you have free templates available for use from around the world! Some are great and some are…well, it’s nice for people to share, anyway! Here I’m sharing some of my own templates and some templates that I have found useful. Download them, modify them, use them, enjoy them!
Social media image templates
These are templates I created to the correct image sizes (at the time of creation) to fit the respective social media platform requirements. Use for your own purposes or with students as class assignments to create ‘fake’ social media images (can be used with any subject).
Twitter image template: http://bit.ly/1I2acdX
Pinterest image template: http://bit.ly/1VheQik
Google Collections cover photo: http://bit.ly/1MBuPSn
Infographic template: http://bit.ly/1MdWSJC
Written project templates
These can be used across grade levels and subjects. I find a great way to distribute them to students in a GAFE environment is to save the template on my Drive and then use Google Classroom to distribute.
Basic interactive poster: http://bit.ly/1IbOskc
Picture book template: http://bit.ly/storybook123
Fake book (in the style of Facebook): http://bit.ly/1SvibpP (not one of mine but one both my students and I have enjoyed using)
Timeline: http://bit.ly/1RH3d4X (not one of mine, nice and simple and easy to use)
Can be used for any type of presentation.
Index card, retro look: http://bit.ly/1Lksb68 (this one is created by Google)
Bold, minimalist designed for few words: http://bit.ly/1IbPAnR
Ancient stone: http://bit.ly/1CJENkC
Design-a-cap template: http://bit.ly/1JueICZ (preview will only show part of the template)
Design-a-t-shirt template: http://bit.ly/1GyzDCG (preview will only show part of the template)