Google Drawing — The Little Red Corvette

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Explore and create : Creation lab

Dr. Mandi Tolen  
Learn how to use the sleek little tool Google Drawing to create your own resources for your classroom and allow students to create their own content. Digital stickers, custom images for lessons or an infographic? Google Drawing has you covered! Come take a ride in the Little Red Corvette, Google Drawing!

Audience: Coaches, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Mac, PC, Chromebook
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Google account with access to Google Drawing
Topic: Online tools, apps & resources
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
For Students:
Creative Communicator
  • Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will:

-be able to create their own resources using Google Drawing
-will have the opportunity to practice the creation tools during the session and leave with at least one created resource.
-be able to utilize Google Drawing with their students so students can create their own resources.


(15-20 minutes)
-Overview of the toolbar in Google Drawing
-Examples and demonstration of how the tools are used in Google Drawing
-Examples of created content using Google Drawing

remaining time
-a step-by-step walk through for the creation of a custom image
-a step-by-step walk through to create a drawing using the shape tools available

Time to ask questions and for me to assist in their creations

Supporting research

Bergin, C. C., Bergin, D. A., Walker, S., Daniel, G., Fenton, A., & Subban, P. (2018). Child and adolescent development for educators. South Melbourne, VIC: Cengage Learning Australia.

Bruns, A. (2007). Produsage: towards a broader framework for user-led content creation. In Proceedings Creativity & Cognition, 6. Retrieved from

Kearsley, G., & Shneiderman, B. (1998). Engagement Theory: A Framework for Technology-Based Teaching and Learning. Educational Technology, 38(5), 20–23. Retrieved from

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Dr. Mandi Tolen, St. Joseph School District

Mandi Tolen is a high school math teacher, a technology leader, a Google Certified Innovator, a blogger, and the author of Make Math Not Suck, a guide for teachers to create fun and memorable math experiences for students. She loves to learn and share her knowledge with others. Mandi has a passion for changing how we teach to create thinkers and learners.

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