I have always wanted to do something substantial with Google Draw. The icon sits on my waffle drop down looking so forlorn and lonely. I also don’t want to have to print another Venn Diagram in my life. I think I found a way to use G-Draw and get that assessment done at the same time.
I am finishing up the Chemistry Unit and want to make sure my little minions can distinguish between an ionic bond and a covalent bond. Basic compare and contrast, right? Enter a Venn diagram. I asked around on Google+ about how that might work in G-Classroom and got positive responses so off to G-Draw I went. Creating the diagram was easy enough. Adding flourishes like images instead of words or statements was simple. The beauty of this is differentiation. I added images for the visual learners, words for the readers. Next time I might add audio and perhaps even links to videos. It has a built in “fix it” appeal to it, as students can check, double check and correct before submitting for grading. I can make them as colorful as I like also.
I added the diagram as an assignment to G-Classroom, giving each student their own individual document. THEY LOVED IT! Comments like, if I put the word in the wrong place, I don’t have to erase it, and this is almost like a game, were heard several times. Submitting it was a little dicey for a few people, but I think that’s some internal issue that I need to check on with our network.
Go paperless! Make it interactive! Use Google Draw! I find new ways to love Classroom daily. Have you tried to create an assessment (other than with G-Forms) and added it to Classroom? Tell us about it in the comments below.