The lessons in this issue originated with a request. Teachers needed a way for students to access an application like ComicLife. Students in our district have one to one access to Chromebooks. ComicLife is not available for Chromebooks. They wanted an alternative.
I had already used Google Drawings for graphic organizers. I had also used some tools in Slides to create interactive stories. I combined both ideas and lessons for use with Google Drawings.
I choose Google Drawings over the other Google applications for a few reasons. Google Docs is not designed to be used for desktop publishing. There are several good tools but they can be difficult to use in a word processing environment. Google Slides works very well with graphics and interactive stories. I wrote an issue that uses Google Slides for interactive stories. I didn’t choose Google Slides because it is very presentation centric. I wanted a tool that could be used for a variety of projects.