Google Drawings Basics Day 7 – Create A Hyperdoc By Adding “Hotspots” or Links
Creating a Hyperdoc By Adding Links to your Drawing
Many Google users chose Drawings to create a “Hyperdoc” due to its visual flexibility and simplicity, by placing “Links” or “Hot Spots” within their Google Drawing. This is an incredible way to expand learning opportunities for the viewer of your Drawing. Providing links to new resources and workspaces qualifies your Drawing to possibly be considered a “Hyperdoc” which provides a home base or structure to facilitate learning connections to and from other websites or even link to another document to interact and collaborate with others. The possibilities are endless. I know many Edtech enthusiasts prefer to use Drawings to create their Hyperdocs. If this term is new to you, you absolutely have to check out the Hyperdoc Girls- Lisa Highfill, Kelly Hilton & Sarah Landis.
How To Add Links
There are four basic steps to adding links to your Hyperdoc: (See Video below-My Video combines step 2 & 3) *If the video will not display correctly on your mobile device, please open this post on your computer or Chromebook.
- HIghlight the Text you want to link by dragging your cursor over it.
- Click on the “Link” icon (Or Two-Finger Click on a Chromebook)
- “Paste“ the URL into the Link box.
My next and final post in this Google Drawings Series will be a parade of curriculum-based projects you can do with Drawings. This is my all-time favorite thing to share, my students’ work! Often times, it takes examples of others’ work to inspire us to get those creative juices flowing and try Google Drawings for ourselves.
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My complete set of Google Drawings Slides (Still in Progress) will be available in my next post so you may teach your students how to creatively use Google Drawings. My Slides break procedures down into bite-sized pieces, offering you kid-friendly language and includes all the links and images you see throughout this seven-day series so that you may easily use my Slides with your class.
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