4.13.2017

Creating Images with Google Auto Draw

In a recent post, I had mentioned that I was participating in #sketch50 challenge, where at the end of the challenge, I will have had created 50 sketches. Not everyone might have the time to actually create a sketch which is where one of Google's AI Experiments, Auto Draw, can come into play. If you find that you cannot create a 'well designed image' you can have auto draw actually predict what you are drawing and select from the images that it has already curated from artists.


For instance, I drew the following image from my laptop. On the top of the screen, it predicted that it might be a skateboard, or a bus, or a car or a... Then I am able to tell it what I was wanting it to be - In this case, I wanted it to be a car. I could then change color of the image, and if I wanted, I could also add other content with it. 






This can be a great way by which a student can get free to use images to support the work that they produce. I find this to be a very clever tool as it can be used in many different applications:
  • making a quick poster
  • getting images to support a Google Slide presentation (or for other web tools)
  • making a sketch note
The possibilities are endless. If you have any questions as to how you can use this tool with your students, stop by and we can chat.


Oh and by the way, if you have not tried out Google Quick Draw! yet, you have to try it out. It is a fun game to play where you have 20 seconds for the computer to figure out what image you are drawing. We played this with our advisees one day with the help of a projector and the IPevo Interactive Whiteboard.

And that is my spiel...