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Teachers and students can do amazing things with Google Slides and Google Drawings! Let’s take a look at how to use these two great apps to be creative and to collaborate! You’ll get to take part in making a digital booklet and fashioning an interactive digital poster. That’s in addition to seeing an array of fantastic ways of putting Slides and Drawings to good use. Inventive ideas include publishing collaborative alphabet books, editing images, constructing timelines, creating infographics, publishing newsletters, and making narrated presentations.

Create a header for a document or website

  • Start a project a
  • Copy and paste images from the web (including
  • Insert shapes
  • Insert text
  • Duplicate text and change color for a shadow effect
  • File > Download as PNG or select all and copy/paste into a new Google Document

Annotate a screenshot

  • Take a screenshot on a Chromebook by pressing Control + Window Key
  • Paste the screenshot into a new Google Drawings document
  • Add arrows and shapes
  • Click Share, name your document, click Get shareable link. Change to Anyone with the link can view and copy the link.
  • Paste long links into to create a custom link

Connect Four

  • Duplicate an object is Control-D
  • Select multiple objects and use Arrange > Align
  • Select multiple objects and use Arrange > Distribute
  • Share the drawing and play with a friend

Graphic Organizers

More Ideas for Drawings

ABC Book

  • Create one Slides document your whole class will share
  • Add a slide for each student (optionally put a letter on each slide)
  • Share the document with students and assign a slide # or letter
  • Idea: Students use to record audio and add links to slides
  • Go to File > Publish to the web to get embed code for your website 


  • Record voice as you present a slideshow using the Screencastify Chrome extension
  • Saves to Google Drive where you can get a shareable link to the video file

Mind Maps

  • Shapes can be connected with links in Drawing and Slides by dragging a line a purple dot on a shape
  • Use arrow keys to nudge shapes
  • Hold down shift while arrowing to nudge precisely 
  • Google Drawings Mind Map Tips


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