How I Use It
I use Google Drawings to create graphic organizers, interactive workmats, badges, and theme-based activities for my students. I also use Drawings to teach my students how to manipulate shapes in order to create images. What I like about this platform is you can use it for almost anything. For example, I can create a Venn Diagram in Drawings that I can easily insert into a Google Document lesson comparing characters in a story. I can also create a KWL diagram that students can use and complete throughout any lesson. In addition, students can use Drawings to create their own story elements, posters and artwork. These activities provide students with opportunities to make visual connections to what they are learning.
I thoroughly enjoy using Google Drawings as a teaching tool and a creative canvas for my students to enjoy. I like creating my own graphics and charts that students can use and interact with. One particular way that I enjoyed using this platform was for creating interactive workmats for my students. I have created word sort that my students can use to drag and drop each word into the corresponding category. I have also created lifecycles charts with labels that my students can drag and drop. These interactive workmats have allowed me to quickly assess student understanding, while also providing kids with a more engaging way to learn.