Updated May 2016

Google Drawings

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  • Arts
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Barbara T. , Other
Highly Versatile Tool for Creating Interactive Classroom Materials, Digital Posters, Timelines, and More!

Google Drawings is sometimes given less respect than other apps in Drive. Although the drawing tools are sufficient, they are not very robust. But rather than focusing on what the app can’t do, I like to focus on what it can do. The ability to customize your canvas size, to use the off-canvas area as a holding zone for elements that will be added later, to publish to the web and generate a URL for your drawing, to save to clipboard and import your drawing into another Google app and still retain the ability to move and manipulate images, and to share and collaborate with others. This is where Google Drawings shows its real strength and the reason why it has become one of my favorite tools to use with students. There are so many different aspects to Drawings that students may get overwhelmed if they try to absorb too much at once. I assign activities that use Drawings in different ways so that students can learn to use a few features at a time while building on skills they already have.

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