Google Draw

For those who regularly use the Google Suite, this free form drawing/ diagram making app integrates with smoothly with Docs and Presentation.

What Does it Do?

Add some color to your Google suite documents, presentations, and websites with easy to create charts and diagrams. Like other apps in the suite, you can work collaboratively or alone to build charts, layout diagrams, create flow charts, and then easily add them to other documents or embed them on a website.

Viewers can comment on a shape or text box to give context to your discussion. Send an email notification by adding someone to a comment. All your drawings are automatically saved and stored in Google Drive. Access them wherever you go, from any device.

Works in a web browser and also offline via the optional Chrome Extension.

https://docs.google.com/drawings/

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Affordances

What is the relevance of this tool for Ontario Extend Educators?

  • Works seamlessly in the Google Apps Suite
  • Draw/create in layers to manage complex diagrams
  • Saves to Google Drive
  • Share and invite collaborators
  • Had accessibility features for users

Limitations

Things to keep in mind when considering use of this tool.

  • No templates to start with

Examples in Action

These curated examples are ones created by Ontario Extend participants.

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Activities Using Tool

See how this tool is used for Extend Module activities as well as in submitted responses.

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Recommendation Rating

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