How many trees do you think you kill sheets of paper do you think you use each year just printing graphic organizers?
I know when I taught first and second grade, graphic organizers were used weekly during reading for comprehension purposes.
What if you could stop copying graphic organizers, and instead, have your children completing them in the Drive and turning them in to you- digitally?
- Go to your Drive
Select Create (a red, rectangular button on the left-hand side of your screen)– Then choose Drawing
- Be sure to click on “Untitled Drawing” in the top left corner of your screen.
– A box will pop-up on your screen prompting you to rename your drawing. Renaming your document helps you to easily identify it in your Drive later on.
- To insert your graphic organizer into the drawing, click on:
– Insert, then
Add your text by clicking on the ‘T’ (for text box)
– Place your mouse where you would like the new text box to go
– Draw in your text box by simply dragging with your mouse
- Type in the text box
- Continue to do this until your graphic organizer is completely filled in.
Your children can then share the graphic organizers with you in the Drive (either directly or via a turn-in folder).