Introduction: Using the Noun Project With Google Slides

The Noun Project is a website full of icons. You just search a word for phrases and icons will start to populate. You can purchase a subscription or you can download the icons for free as long as you cite the creator.

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Step 1: Topic

Select a topic that you will be using for your science fair project. This year, we will be creating a Google Slide to go along with your research and report that you will conduct.

Step 2: Login to Google Drive

To access Google slides, you will need to log into your google drive. Open your web browser and click on the waffle in the upper right-hand corner and click on "Google Drive".

Step 3: Google Slides

Once you have opened your Google Drive, you will need to click on the "New" button in the upper left-hand corner. After you click on that, you will then click on the arrow next to "Google Slides" and then click either "Blank presentation": to start from scratch or click on "From A Template" to start a presentation that has already been pre-made. If you have decided to start from scratch, move on to step 5. If you decided to choose a template, continue moving on with step 4.

Step 4: Selecting a Template

If you have decided to select a template, scroll down to the bottom on the page and select a template from "Education". For this example, I will be selecting the "Science Fair" template.

Step 5: Create Account for the Noun Project

Go to The Noun Project and click on "Join". This will take you to a screen where you will have to put in an email and password or login with Facebook. Please use your school email and login for this website. After typing in your email and password click the green button that says "Create my Account".

Step 6: Search and Select

Once you have created your account, you can now search for all kinds of icons to use in your presentation. Try words like "science", "data", "report", or even "hypothesis". To show you how to download your icon to put in your presentation, I have searched "hypothesis" and selected one of the icons.

Step 7: Get This Icon

Once you have selected your chosen icon, this screen should pop up. To add this icon, you will need to click on the green "Get This Icon" button. Next, you will need to select "Basic Download" because we will not be paying for a subscription.

Step 8: Important Information About Downloading

Pay close attention to the words on the screen. Since we are not paying for a subscription, we will need to cite the creator of our icon. It is important to give the creator the credit they deserve. We did not create those icons, so it would be wrong to use them without giving them credit. Make sure to copy the text in the "attribution text" box for when you add the icon to your presentation. To finish the download, select the green "PNG" button. This will save it as an image and make it easy to insert.

Step 9: Insert Icon Into Google Slides

Go back into your Google Slide. To insert your icon, you will need to go to the toolbar at the top and select "Insert". Then you will hover over "Image" and select "upload from computer". This will pull up the files on your computer. If you can not see your icon as soon as it pops up, try clicking on "downloads" on the left side of the window. Select your icon and then select open. This will interest your icon into your slide. You can move it around and place it where you want it.

REMINDER: You need to cite the creator. Go to the "speaker notes" at the bottom of your slide and paste what you copied from the Attitibution Text box. You may need to go back and copy the text.