Have you ever noticed that lesser-known tool inside your Google Drive account called Google Drawings? Let's take a look at how you can use it to draw online.
In this 3-Minute Classroom Problem Solver video, master trainer and Teacher Learning Community presenter Kimberly Munoz explains how to use Google Drawings to illustrate, draw, and create in the classroom. Insert images, create shapes, label photographs, draw arrows — you and your students will enjoy getting creative with this fun free tool.
Once you get comfortable with Google Drawings, you can use it to create custom Venn Diagrams, graphic organizers, sticky note boards, infographics, annotations, and more. Students can work alone on their work, or collaborate with peers and edit the same drawing in real-time.
One of my favorite things about Google Drawings is the feature that allows you to search and insert images. Using the insert feature, you can search the web and find relevant images to use in your drawings.
To learn more about Google Drawings, I recommend watching the on-demand training video, Using Google Apps to Create Interactive Student or Class Projects. In this fast-paced session, join experienced educator Meredith Martin as she explains how to use Google Slides and Google Drawings to go beyond the basics with your class to create interactive reports, projects, lessons, and more.
Do you use Google Drawings with your students? Tell me your favorite thing about this tool in a comment on this article.
About Our “Cool Way to Draw Online” Presenter
Kim Munoz is an Instructional Technologist for Franklin ISD and a former Bryan ISD middle school technology teacher with over 16 years of teaching experience. She has conducted well over 50 unique training sessions for SimpleK12, click here to take a look at more videos from Kim.
About the Author
Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for SimpleK12.com. She writes frequently about education topics, and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.