Technology in the Classroom: How to Use Google Drawings

Today on, we continue in our quest to enlighten educators on the best and hottest technology in the classroom tools designed to make your curriculum sparkle and make your life easier.

Frequent contributing writer Jacqui Murray, herself a seasoned tech teacher based in Northern California, shines the proverbial spotlight on Google Drawings, a free diagramming tool that allows users to collaborate to make website wireframes, mind maps, concept maps, and more useful projects.

Jacqui explains how to use it, and lays out several reasons why you should use Google Drawings:
  • It's collaborative.
  • Projects are easily shared with teacher.
  • It is minimalist -- the project is easy to find in the student's Google Drive (if they attend a Google school). No tracking it down and wondering, "What tool did I use to create this project?"

Jacqui also mentions several technology in the classroom projects that are perfect for Google drawings, including:

  • Comic Strips
  • Infographics
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Timelines
  • And More!

Jacqui sums up her article like this, in a paragraph entitled “Your Own Thinglink”: “Add a picture that you want to use to discuss a topic. As you might do in Thinglink, add icons that indicate weblink that can be clicked to access more information.

“These ideas are only the beginning. How have you used Google Drawings to make your classroom more exciting?”

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