Friday, November 21, 2014

Digital Posters with Google Drawings

Originally, I did not see the point of Google Drawings.  You open them up and it is just a blank canvas.  Then I went to a middle school and watched English teachers have their students create family Trees, book reports, and presentations using google drawings.  To do this there are a couple of things that you want to know.  This is assuming that you have worked with google drive at some point and that you know how to create a new google drawing.

Things to know

  1. How to insert a textbox - click on the box with a "T" in it and place the text box on your drawing.
  2. Set the Size of your page - Click on File and Page Setup, then set a custom page size, can use 8.5 x 11 to make the drawing printable on a piece of paper.
  3. Add and Cite pictures
    • Can add pictures from your google drive, your computer, .
      • Click on the box with mountains.
      • Select your image.
    • or From the Internet
      • Click on Tools, then Research to open the research pane.
      • Search for images
      • Drag and Drop the image you wish to use.
      • Once the image is placed, you can resize it.
      • To Cite the image you click on the image, then grab the URL that opens and drag it to the side, up, or down and let it go.

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