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Evenly Space Elements in Google Drawings (or Slides)

distribute evenly in google drawing and google slides

Distribute Evenly in Google Drawings (or Slides) When creating visuals in Google Drawing or Google Slides I sometimes need to space out the elements evenly. Control D One keyboard shortcut I find helpful is Control D (Command D on a Mac). This duplicates. When creating numbered circles I will create a circle with a 1 […]

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Create Posters to Clearly Communicate Ideas

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Create Posters to Clearly Communicate Ideas I saw Canva tweet a blog post “20 Easy Ways to Create a Professional Poster that Goes Above and Beyond [with Free Templates].” Canva is awesome, you should use it. One of the 21st century skills is for students to clearly communicate their ideas. (Communicate does not have to be […]

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Google Graph Paper for Math

Google graph paper for google slides

Graph Paper for Google Slides I was trying to find a PNG (ie: transparent) graph paper image for use with Google Slides. Unhappy with what was easy to find, I made my own in Google Drawings. Folder of Graph Paper These are made in Google Draw. Make a copy and modify as you wish. Google […]

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3 Things to Try in Google Drawing

Google Drawing 3 Things to Try

Google Drawing Google Drawing (drawings.google.com) is a basic drawing tool. Like other Google Apps, Google Drawing is collaborative. Try these 3 tips when creating Google Drawings. 1. Change the Canvas Size Use the File menu to change the size of the drawing canvas. Choose “Page setup” from the menu. Use the drop-down menu to choose […]

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5 Google Apps Templates for Kindergarten

5 Google Apps templates for kindergarten

Google Classroom makes it easier to use Google Apps with younger grades. Create a copy of the templates below, adjust the title and make tweaks to the template to suit your learning objective. In Google Classroom create an assignment and click on the Google Drive icon to add the template. Change the default from “Students […]

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Google Classroom in Transitional Kindergarten

Google Classroom with Kinder

Google Classroom allows for teachers to easily engage students of all ages with digital tools. Sometimes I am asked if Google Classroom can be used when teaching young kids. YES! There are many Kinder and 1st grade teachers using Google Classroom with their students. Consistently using the same tool to pass out and collect makes […]

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3 Google Resources for Student Centered Writing by @shfarnsworth

3 Google Resources to Help Students Organize Information in a Student-Centered Writing Classroom  Guest Post by Shaelynn Farnsworth In a student-centered writing classroom, students may be in various stages in the writing process. To combat all of the organizational issues that may arise, it is important to equip students with not only the resources to […]

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Have Students Create Meme’s in Google Drawing

How does your current lesson/assignment reflect the students you currently have? Does it reflect the interest of the students on this years roster? What is hot in popular culture that you can capture for learning? If your students are into sharing meme’s, let them share meme’s about your math class! Meme’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram…. people […]

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Google Slides: Insert a Google Drawing

If you would like to insert your Google Drawings into a Google Slides presentation here is how to do it. Google Drawing Go to Google Drive and click on the “New” button to create a Google Drawing. You can do this for a variety of reasons. One reason is to create a graphic organizer for […]

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Google Draw: Create a Drawing Template

You might be surprised how many of the graphics on my website are created using Google Draw! For this blog I need a 300×300 pixel drawing canvas for the image for each post. Twitter only shows the middle section of a graphic so I need to consider how to create an image that accommodates both […]

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Google Draw and Slides: Tips for Creating Templates

The drawing features in Google Draw and Slides allow you to create templates for your students to manipulate. Create math manipulatives, annotate maps, Venn diagrams, model their understanding of concepts, and more. Here are some tips to help you to create the templates. When students are manipulating one template, use Google Drawing. If you want […]

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Google Forms: Submitting Drawings

In Google Forms you may want to ask students a question that requires a visual answer. Google Forms limits student responses to text submissions. Google Drawings allow students to draw and model their learning, work collaboratively with images, create projects and provide evidence of their work. Using Google Drawings as an assignment for students can allow for easy […]

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Sharing a Google Drawing

I love using Google Drawing and so does @gormang. It is perfect for making posters, graphics, virtual manipulatives, certificates, infographics, and more. Google Drawing is collaborative just like the other Google Docs so more than one person can create the drawing at the same time. The process for sharing a Google Drawing is the same as […]

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Create a Badge with Google Drawing

If you have thought of creating your own badges here are the steps I use in Google Draw to create them. Create a Drawing From Google Drive create a Google Drawing. Resize the Canvas Use the File menu to choose “Page setup…” Choose “Custom” for the drawing size and choose 300 by 300 pixels. Draw […]

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Getting Started with Google Draw

One of the lesser known Google Apps is Google Drawing. Google Drawing is really powerful and easy to use! Use Google Drawing to make your posters and flyers. Like other Google Docs, Google Drawing is collaborative. This means you do not need to print out your flyer and walk across campus to get it approved. […]

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