HyperDocs have been all the rage for the last couple years. My favorite G Suite tool for hyperDoc creation has always been Google Drawings. I create text boxes with opportunities for students to activate prior knowledge, engage, create, reflect, self-assess, and extend their learning within the margins or "gutter" outside of the canvas. However, there … Continue reading Add Student Checklists to “HyperDrawings” Using Newly Integrated Google Keep
CODE Booksnaps Using Google Drawings: Promote thinking and creativity using Bitmojis, student created stickers, and images to code the text.
These days, there are dozens of apps and websites available for creating and integrating comic strips into the classroom using characters and scenery provided by the designers. But do students really need these websites? Why not have them create their own comic strips using Google Drawings! Why Google Drawings? Collaboration: Students may share their comic … Continue reading Promote Creativity and Collaboration by Creating Comic Strips Using Google Drawings
Many elementary school teachers are familiarizing themselves with the Responsive Classroom approach and starting each day with a classroom "Morning Meeting". The Morning Meeting is a great way to start the day, engage students and promote a sense of community within your classroom. However, a Morning Meeting wall can take up a lot of space leaving … Continue reading Digital Morning Meeting Walls
Coaching Question: Is there a way to digitalize my Morning Meeting wall so I that I may save wall space? Yes! Many elementary school teachers are familiarizing themselves with the Responsive Classroom approach and using a Morning Meeting to start the day. The Morning Meeting is a great way to start the day, engage students and … Continue reading Go Digital with Morning Meeting Walls
Recently, I have been using Google Drawings to create #HyperDrawings. But, I did not think it was possible to embed video into the Google Drawing! Tonight, I accidentally discovered that it is really easy to do! Step 1: Insert a Video into Google Slides (Insert-Video) Step 2: Click on Video- Copy (Ctrl C) Step 3: Go to … Continue reading Add Streaming Video to Google Drawings!
Over the last few months, Twitter has been erupting with posts from educators that are excited about HyperDocs. However, as I started coaching my teachers in best practices for creating and using HyperDocs, I discovered that Google Drawings seems to be my preferred G Suite app to use for math instruction. There are so many possibilities when … Continue reading HyperDrawings: Creating AMAZING Flipped and Blended Learning Activities for Math Class.
This Valentine's Day, consider having students express their love for education by creating a customized card for their school! Using Google Drawings, students can drag and drop tiles onto the card. Teachers may modify the tiles if needed. Students may then use the paint bucket to color the tiles, add images, change fonts, and personalize the … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Drag and Drop K-2