Ten Ways to use Google Drawing in the Classroom
At first glance, it can be easy to dismiss the Google Drawing tool. It does seem rather simplistic. However, it is actually a VERY powerful image creator and editor! Add in the fact that you can collaborate on a drawing, and it's too awesome to be ignored!
There are ten ideas for using Google Drawings in the classroom. Honestly, it was hard to stop at ten! This tool is so versatile. It is also worth mentioning that this is a stand alone app in Google Drive, as well as being integrated into Google Docs, and Google Sheets.
How to Use Google Drawing
How to use the basic tools in Google Drawing. How to use the advanced tools in Google Drawing is also available at Linkucation.com.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKGJk5TBi2w
Doodle Yourself with Google Drawing
Use Google Drawings to create a cartoonified self-portrait. You can end up with a fairly realistic version without too much effort. The example in the video took me a little over half an hour to create from beginning to end.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ve54FcztDA
Google Drawing & Math
(a few ideas)
Math: Creating Angles in a Google Drawing
In order to help her students to have accurate angles in their Google Drawings she has them import an image of a protractor.
Students can then compare the lines they draw in Google.
Using Google Draw for Virtual Manipulatives
Students can move the objects on the drawing around allowing them to model their understanding of a concept.
Students can click on the pre-created manipulative shape in Google Draw and drag the shape to other areas of the canvas.
Starting with a multi-step equation with components in text boxes.
Applying Google Drawings in Math Class
In the example above, I started the class with a multi-step problem with the equation at the top
and the components needed in the problem solving process below. I asked students to:
Make like terms the same color with the "fill paint" icon.
Balance both sides of the equation using the inverse operations.
Make the components that separated terms one color. (plus and minus signs)
Indicate the icon that signified the fulcrum of the equation (equal sign)
Drag boxes up underneath the equation to indicate how they would solve the problem.