Google Drawings

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Google Drawings is a great way to create different worksheets, notebooks or layered images in a document. It allows the user to layer images, create word art, and arrange objects.

Some interesting things to note:

  • Google Drawings is its own program; Google Docs has an option to add a drawing with many of the same features
  • To add a Google Drawing (created in Drawing) to a Doc, click edit and choose the Web Clipboard. Choose Copy the entire drawing. Open Docs, reopen the web clipboard (as in Drawings) and then choose the Drawing instead of copy.

Classroom Applications:

  • Create Newsletters with a banner and text boxes
  • Create thinking maps that students can fill in
  • Share a copy of a thinking map with each student and let them drag text from a word bank

Check out Google Drawings!