February 27 , 2014
One of my readers here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning sent me an email earlier asking for tips on how to use Google Drawings to create visuals for her class. Luckily I already created and shared a step by step guide on how teachers can use Google Drawings to design posters for their classrooms.
However, and as I have mentioned in several posts before, one reliable source I often have recourse to to learn about Google services is Google’s help centre and most of what I share here is brought to you from it. In this regard . and while we are talking about Google Draw here are some important things teachers need to know about this service to better leverage it for educational purposes:
With Google drawings you can easily create, share, and edit drawings online. Here are a few specific things you can do:
- Edit drawings online in real time with anyone you choose, and invite others to view your edits in real time.
- Chat with others who are editing your drawing, from within the drawings editor.
- Publish drawings online to the world as images, or download them in standard formats.
- Insert text, shapes, arrows, scribbles, and images from your hard drive or from the Web.
- Lay out drawings precisely with alignment guides, snap to grid, and auto distribution.
- Insert drawings into other Google documents, spreadsheets, or presentations using the web clipboard, then tweak them inline.
Here are more tips on Google Draw:
- Create a drawing
- Format your drawing
- Keyboard modifiers
- Snap to guides
- Select and manipulate multiple objects
- Move, resize and rotate objects
- Copy and paste
- Change the size of your drawing