Google Drawings Basics- Grand Finale Student Examples and YOUR SLIDES ARE HERE!
We finally made it to the end of this Google Drawings Basics Series but hopefully, it was worth the wait for you! I can’t believe that it has been over three months in the making! I have included the link to my collection of completed slides – Google Drawings Slides for this series for you to share with your class along with many added bonuses that ARE NOT included in this series of blog posts.
This Table of Contents breaks down 7 days of instruction for you. In my class, we go over the lesson together and then the kids practice those skills on their own. Most lessons have a brief 2-3 minute instructional video.
Thank you for your patience. I have received so many awesome emails of encouragement from you to continue providing these user-friendly resources, so thank you for the incredible feedback and please share with others on your Instagram, Twitter or Facebook groups. If you have missed any of my posts in this series, I suggest that you begin with my introductory post – New Google Basic Series- Using Google Drawings For Creative Content Projects.
What Can Students Create With Google Drawings?
The above infographic was obviously created using Google Drawings and includes a few of my favorite student work samples. I do have more student examples to show your students in the “Google Drawings Basics For Kids” Slides in hopes that they are inspired to use Drawings in more creative and academics ways.
Here is a quick video of how I made the Word Web project shown in the infographic above: (Remember all content, including these videos, are included in the “Google Drawings Basics For Kids Slides”.)
I have had MANY requests to show you how to create this tye-dye background: (My students’ very favorite thing to do!)
Here are a few additional examples of the projects we have used Google Drawings for in my classroom:
- Research Topic Boards
- Maps with our own annotations
- GIFs-Graphics Interchange Format – Basically a moving image with the help of Google Photos
- Words Their Way Sorts
- Venn Diagrams
- Game Boards
- Book Snaps (Comprehension)
- Math Story Problems
- Math Function Machine
- Geometry Projects
- Science Life Cycle Diagrams- Water Cycle
- Comic Strips with our own photos and many more!
Drawings Templates Folder- Courtesy of Eric Curts
Looking for ideas or even a few templates to get you started? Click Here for over 40 of Eric Curts’ Drawings Templates. He is an awesome Edtech blogger to follow! I have learned so much from his training and resources. Thank you, Eric! Make sure to make a copy of the ones you want to be able to edit. Here are just a few examples:
As you can see, Google Drawings is insanely versatile and so much fun to use for classroom assignments. The sad thing is, so many educators are totally unaware of its existence, so PLEASE spread the word!
Purchase The Complete Set of Slides
Click here to purchase the complete set of Google Drawings Slides which is an efficient collection of all 8 posts in this series to teach your kids how to creatively use Google Drawings. My Slides, with 7 days of detailed instruction, break procedures down into bite-sized pieces, offering you kid-friendly language and all the links and images you see throughout this series so that you may easily use my Slides in class.
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