Mini-posters in Google Draw

I’ve just created some Google Draw templates for my students to use to create mini-templates. I got the idea from creating my mini poster (see previous blog post). One of the things I want my class to be aware of is creative commons licensing and to make sure they don’t use other people’s images without attribution. To get them started I chose 5 of my own photos (taken last year as part of my 365 photo challenge) which are all freely available on Flickr under a creative commons share alike basis (much the same as this site is licensed).

Google docs makes it easy to submit these as templates so that students are able to access them and use them. (Create new-from template-submit template.) Hopefully next week there will be some student examples to display.

I want to encourage my students to start taking their own photos and using them for drawings like this and also for presentations using the Google Presentations tool.

2 thoughts on “Mini-posters in Google Draw

  • September 18, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    what a great idea jo! do your kids have the ability to upload themselves, or do you have to do it? and does your school block flickr? i’m going to go have a peep at your previous post :O)

  • September 18, 2011 at 2:11 pm

    I’m using Google Apps for Education and so if they wanted to create templates using their own photos they could. Flickr isn’t blocked but google wouldn’t let me imbed the photos directly from there. I can do it using picasa with my own account but not with my school account. Not perfect I know but there are ways around it.

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