Educational Eye Candy: 5 Brain-Friendly Google Drawings Activities
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Resources from this session
Picture superiority effect (Cognitive Development via ScienceDirect) — Items studied as pictures are better remembered than items studied as words even when test items are presented as words.
Dual coding theory (Alan Paivio) (InstructionalDesign.org) — The brain processes words and images differently.
1. Graphic organizers
2. Interactive posters
3. Comic strips
- Crash! Bang! Boom! How to add Google Drawings comic strips to your class
- Comics with Google tools and creativity games (by Mike Petty)
- The making of a Google Drawings comic strip (quick YouTube time-lapse video)
4. Caption This!
- Create eye-popping infographics with Google Drawings
- Infographics templates with icons, etc. ready to use with students
- Creating infographics with Google Drawings (YouTube tutorial)
- The making of a Google Drawings infographic (quick YouTube time-lapse video)
More Google Drawings resources
- The Google Drawings Manifesto for Teachers
- 10 engaging Google Drawings activities for classes
- 5 Google Drawings features you don’t know about (YouTube)
- Tapping into creativity with Google Drawings (Google Teacher Tribe podcast)
- Creating moveable digital activities with Google Drawings + Slides
- Use Google Drawings for brain-friendly visual notetaking
- Google Drawings blackout poetry (click and scroll down to learn more)