Google Drawing

Google Drawing is a digital program with which you can create, share, and edit drawings, charts, diagrams, and images. It is primarily Internet-based. Google Drawing are saved in the cloud, specifically, in Google Drive, and can be accessed from a tablet or computer with or without an Internet connection. Google Drawing can be extended with third-party add-ons.

One of the most powerful features of Google Drawing and other Google applications is that multiple people can work on the same drawing at the same time. This is a huge plus for education. It is possible to share documents with anyone for viewing or editing.

You can add text, shapes, arrows, scribbles, and images to enhance a diagram or painting. You can layout content with alignment guides, snap to grid, and auto distribution.

Once you have completed a drawing, you can easily add it to your other Google documents. It is possible to begin a document by using a template. All edits are automatically saved. Revisions are saved and it is possible to see who made a specific edit.

Essential Requirements

Google Drawing will operate on both a Mac or PC, as well as a mobile devices.

Equipment

The only equipment needed is a computer, smart phone, or iPad with a Web browser.

Software

Access to Google Drawing is accomplished through a Web-browser. These are the most common browsers:

  • Internet Explorer
  • FireFox
  • Google Chrome
  • Safari

Google Drawing is accessed by going to https://docs.google.com/drawings/

Learning resources information

Key Web links

Guides and Beginner Instructions

Here are a number of great guides to help you better understand Google Drawing and its capabilities.

Google Drawing Add-ons

Here are a number of recommended add-ons for extending Google Drawing.

Education

Here are a number of great ideas for using Google Drawing in an education environment.

Google Drawings Ideas

Here are different ideas for using Google Drawings.

Tips and Shortcuts

Here collections of tips and shortcuts for using Google Drawing better.

Video Tutorials

Here is a collection of videos that will help you understand and use Google Drawings.

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