Google Drawings Basics Day 1 of Instruction – Background & Working With Shapes
Day 1 – Changing Background & Working With Shapes
My goal for this series is to create resources that will help you easily teach G Suite beginners how to use Google Drawings for classroom projects. I have simple step-by-step directions and one-minute instructional videos for you to place on your smartboard or projector so students can see each step a few times before attempting them for themselves. I have found this process to be successful with my own students.
*On the final post in this series, I will give you my free set of complete Slides on this topic. These Slides include all images, information and videos. Please see subscription information below.
As I mentioned in my previous post, Google Drawings is one of my very favorite apps in G Suite! Our younger students easily pick up the tools and begin right away experimenting with all the fun features Google Drawings has to offer. After mastering Drawings, students can easily transition to Google Slides since most of the tools are the same. In my last post, I went over a few main elements Drawings has that Slides DOES NOT HAVE:
- One Image at a time so transitions between images are not necessary
- The Image can be created as a transparent .png image file or .jpg image file
- Can be embedded into a Doc or Slide
“I Can…” Statements for Day 1
Find Google Drawings in My Drive
Create, Fill Color, Resize, Rotate & Flip Shapes
My next post Day 2 “I Can…” statement will be:
- Add Text Boxes Or Word Art- How are they different?
Looking for a more advanced level of instruction for Google Drawings? Becky Shorey, a former high school Science Teacher and Google Trainer & Google Innovator from Green Mountain High School in Lakewood Colorado has a fantastic site with excellent resources that you may find helpful! I will be using a few of her resources myself. She has Slides available for you to make your own copy of Drawings, Google Classroom and Forms.
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