Google Drawings is one of my favourite G Suite tools, it truly is the ultimate blank canvas. Not to mention, everything I show in these tutorials about images, cropping, WordArt, etc. can also be used in Google Slides!
What is Google Drawings?
- Don’t let the name fool you, you don’t need to be an artist or amazing drawer or artist to use this tool–I’m not!
- Drawings is a simple GAFE/G Suite tool in which you can:
- annotate on visuals and photos;
- create illustrations, posters, graphic organizers, digital manipulatives and more.
- Think of it as Google’s version of “Paint”…but better!
How can you use Google Drawings in your classroom?
- Go paperless!
- Make your own graphic organizers.
- Make mind maps, flowcharts and even infographics…
- Create templates for your students on which to answer math questions (example)
- Design posters for clubs, sports, media literacy class (movie poster template, fundraising poster template/ student example / Digital Citizenship Poster*)
- Have students create and explore and let out their artistic creativity (line activity template/ student examples)
*My blog post all about these posters can be found here.
Outside of the classroom and school context, I use Google Drawings often for creating things like logos, blog banners, social media flyers, photo collages, promotional posters, website icons and buttons, the list goes on. It’s a very versatile G Suite tool that can be used for almost anything!
Based on postive feedback from my “The Ultimate Blank Canvas – Creating wtih Google Drawings 101” workshop, I made some YouTube tutorials to compliment that training session.
Here are my 5 Google Drawings 101 tutorial videos: Intro & Shapes, All About Images, Creating with Shapes, WordArt and Shadowing Letters and How to Crop Into Shapes. Check them out below or on my YouTube Channel.
Here’s the Slide Deck from my training session:
Hoping this post helps you get creative and you enjoy Google Draw as much as I do.
Happy digital drawing!