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Create and Innovate with Google Draw

More and more schools are using Google Apps for Education as it offers ways to innovate, collaborate and create. Unfortunately, many educators and students may not realize that Google Drawings is a very useful and versatile tool that greatly expands creativity! Google Drawing can be used as a graphic organizer, digital poster board, interactive white board and much, much more. Here we help you discover this powerful tool with innovative lesson plans and teaching ideas.
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Create and Innovate with Google Draw
  • John Cork says:
    This 1 hour video teaches fun and creative ways to teach Math Common Core Standards with Google Drawings.  The course is taught by an “Educational Technology Integration” expert and is full of interesting ways to use Google Draw to engage students in learning symmetry, angles, polygons, pictographs, line plots, area, fractions, algebra and more. The content will focus mainly on elementary and middle school level math, but the ideas can be applied to other grades and subjects as well.
  • John Cork says:
    The lesson not only teaches number skills but also graphic and visual arts! This 6 minute video tutorial demonstrates how to utilize Google Draw to create a number placement chart. This teacher-made video will guide you through the steps to create a visual aid with Google Draw that helps student understand number placement. Students create circles (or bands) that represent a number placement value.
  • John Cork says:
    This cheat sheet is the perfect handout to share with students and other teachers essential for referencing the necessary commands to master Google Drawing. Hand this informative, time-saving sheet to your students before embarking on a Google Draw lesson or project. I use the cheat sheet to guide me through a lesson as I carefully review each keyboard shortcut and menu with my students.
  • John Cork says:
    This brief yet very informative blog post from Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is perfect for a quick and concise overview of how to use Google Drawing. The author provides an outline of the specific tasks you can accomplish with Google Drawing. Also provided are links to Google's help site on how to accomplish specific tasks with Google Drawing. If you need a quick and informative overview of Google Drawing be sure and check this post out.
  • John Cork says:
    There are many uses for the versatile and powerful Google Drawing app. This article from Ditch That Textbook puts forth 10 ideas for using Google Drawings in your classroom or educational setting. The author explains some really innovative and interesting ways to use Google Drawings with your students that include using the app for graphic organizers, interactive posters, comic strips, interactive whiteboards and timelines.
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