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Using Your Own Google Drawings as Images in a Google Doc

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From time to time, we all have wanted to include an image or picture of something in a Google Document. Google has made it very easy to make this happen.

Drag and drop an image anywhere on the Google DocumentInsert an image by URLSearch 'free to use' images from Life and Stock Images databases There are three ways to include a Google Drawing you have made in your Google Document. The most obvious method is just taking a screen shot of the final version of the Google Drawing and inserting it in the Google Document. The only disadvantage of this would be if an edit was made to the drawing after the screenshot was taken. An updated screenshot would then have to be inserted on the Google Document.

Below are two different ways an 'always current' Google Drawing can be included in a Google Document.
Inserting a 'Non-Existing' Google Drawing
STEP 1: Place your curser where you would like to create your Google Drawing. Then select Drawing under the Insert menu.
STEP 2: A …

Polling Students through Google Slides

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Receiving formative feedback can be very helpful. There are many tools out there that help get that feedback, whether you use Kahoot!, Quizizz, Socrative, or Peardeck (to name a few).

Just recently, Poll Everywhere came out with a Chrome extension that allows Google Slide users the ability to embed Poll Everywhere questions right in a presentation.

I can see this being very useful when you know you want to ask your students a very quick question but don't want to spend the time to add the presentation in a Peardeck or Kahoot! Poll Everywhere does have a free educator account (which is great) but only limits you to 40 responses per question. So, those of you who have class sizes higher than that would not be able to use this tool.

So the next time you have that moment of 'I want to quickly add a question or two to a google slide presentation' give Poll Everywhere a try.

STEP 1:
Get the Poll Everywhere Chrome extension. The actual official title of this Chrome extension is: