Thursday, November 27, 2014
Google Drawing is the forgotten stepchild of Google Drive. It doesn't have a MS Office / iWork equivalent and most people aren't quite sure what to do with it.
Drawing is a simple shape tool in which you can create and annotate simply graphics and illustrations. It's great for organizational charts, mind maps, flow charts, infographics, and graphic organizers.
I recently presented a half-day workshop on Google Drive to a group of elementary teachers in Dexter, Michigan. I always like to provide the groups that I work with practical ideas for incorporating these tools into their grade level rooms, so I put together a collection of a half-dozen traditional graphic organizers for elementary students:
Main Events Quilt
Main Idea Umbrella
Problem / Solution Chart
Story Comparison Chart
Story Elements Butterfly Chart
I am sharing these template with you for FREE! Simply click on one of the links and make a copy of my original (File -> Make Copy). Please note that you will need a Google Drive account (and must be signed in) before you can make your own copy.
If you have created a graphic organizer in Google Drawing and would be willing to share, please leave a comment on this post!