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Google Drawings

K20 Center | Published: September 24th, 2020 by K20 Center


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Google Drawings

Google Drawings is a tool within Google Drive that can be used to create anything from simple charts to elaborate concept maps, and it is easy to integrate into Google Classroom lessons.

Google Drawings


Google Drawings can be used to create a variety of diagrams, such as concept maps or organizational charts, that can easily be linked to other internet items. One way an educator could use this resource is by having students create their own concept maps to synthesize information or organize their own ideas for a writing project.


  1. From within Google Drive, select "New," go to "More," and choose Google Drawings from the dropdown list.

  2. Give the drawing a title.

  3. Include lines, shapes, text, and images.

  4. Insert a link to a shape or text.

  5. Explore available templates at

  6. Select a template, make a copy, and edit to meet your specific needs.

Google. (2010). Google Drawings.