Teacher Review For Google Drawings

The Vastly Underused and Completely Awesome Google Tool

Bethany P.
Classroom teacher
Central High Park Hills, MO
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My Grades 11, 12
My Subjects Social Studies
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My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
I use Google Drawings to create badges for my students in Mission: American Government - our class "game." Google Drawings is extremely easy to use, and the creations can be easily imported to other Google tools (Docs, Slides, etc.,). Students can use Google Drawings to create graphic organizers and can collaborate on creative activities with their peers. My students also like to use Google Drawings to make memes that explain Government concepts for class.
My Take
Google Drawings is a great, but underused Google tool. It's similar to a sophisticated version of Microsoft Paint, and requires a bit of tinkering at the beginning. However, the pros definitely outweigh and trial and error that is required when first using Google Drawings simply because it is a Google tool!