Ed Tech Tips with E. Mosier
Make your classroom more E-fficient!
Enhance your curriculum with Google Drawing!
First option: Posters
Second Option: Timeline
Of course there are services out there, such as TimeToast and others, that will create timelines, but why not create a timeline using Drawing? You are able to create textboxes for dates, lines and arrows correlating those dates with the timeline, and with the ability to fetch images from the one screen, it's extremely easy to create. Or, as one teacher has done at Sudlow, create a template for students to use, share that with Google Classroom (making a copy for each student), and then watch the creative magic happen!
Third Option: Graphic Organizers
Fourth Option: Manipulatives
Fifth Option: Annotate an Image
The idea for this newsletter came after reading a post the other day by Matt Miller, author of Ditch that Textbook (a super easy and engaging read if you're looking for new reading material) that explained this option. Students could snag an image and input it in Drawing. Then, using textboxes or shapes, they can describe the action in the image, or arrow to key cities on a map, or have a little creative fun and give word bubbles to the subjects of the image!
What Will Your Next Drawing Assignment Be?
There are many other ways to implement Google Drawing into your curriculum. On Matt's blog post entitled "10 Engaging Google Drawing Activities for Your Classroom," he provides other ways to use Drawing and additional ways to sue what I highlighted. If you have other ideas of how you've used Drawing in your classroom, send them my way! I'd enjoy hearing about them. Or, if you'd like to integrate Drawing into your curriculum but aren't sure how to go about doing that, or where in your curriculum it would fit, I'd love to help!