Of Course you Can Label Diagrams in a Google Doc Worksheet!!!

Recently I was asked if there was a way to label images in a Google Doc? The answer is Yes! All you have to do is think a “little out of the box”. What do I mean? You can’t add the image as “Insert Image” however if you choose “Insert a Drawing” it will allow you to insert an image where text boxes may be added for  labeling.  This is the easiest way for a teacher to create Google Docs worksheets where students can practice labeling diagrams along with writing a research summary or answering questions.

How to Insert an Image for Labeling

 

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Using Vocaroo to Share Voice Comments

Vocaroo is an easy way to create and download voice recordings and when its smashed with Google Drive it can become one power tool!!! When using Vocaroo as a voice recorder I prefer to download the sound files into Google Drive. Vocaroo allows the user to download voice recording as MP3, Ogg, FLAC, or WAV files. The files may be shared with individual people or by URL’s pasted into a document’s comment area.

This can unlock doors for both the teacher and students. A teacher correcting a Google Doc may link a Vocaroo voice Recording from their Google Drive into the comment area of a Google Doc. A student with small motor issues or limited writing skills may express their content knowledge via a Vocaroo MP3 file shared with their teacher. It is an easy way to integrate technology for supporting many different needs. Please watch the following YouTube Tutorial to learn more about smashing Vocaroo with Google Drive and Docs.

Journaling with MyMaps

This activity will help provide basic steps for journaling about real events. Google My Maps will support the students with the ability to map their personal adventure. If they map a real walking adventure and the weather permits the class can go on the hike. Before the real hike begins the students can add up the mileage provided by the lines between the destination points. This will help them with internalizing the actual distance unit they will walk.

They can also have fun by capturing photos from the walking adventure and adding the images to the Google My Map. When adding the new image to the map the student is responsible for creating a title and summary about the image.  When writing the summary they can answer questions such as:

  • Why did they take the photo?
  • What is the image of?
  • How did the object get there?

Create a Journal with Google MyMaps 

Add Images to Calendar Event Titles

I’m a visual learner and like when images are used to compliment words. This lead me to discovering a way for adding images to Google Calendar event titles as well as within the events description. You will be amazed by this simple and easy to use method for adding images to the web browser version of Google Calendar.  Using images in a calendar can be valuable to students who may struggle with reading. Teachers may use a visual calendar to support students with learning a daily schedule.

How to Insert an Image Into a

Google Calendar Event

  1. Open an emoticon website such as Twitter Symbols
  2. Copy an emoticon Image
  3. Paste the Image into a Google Calendar Event Title or Description

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Some Ideas how for using images in a Google Calendar

  • Visuals such as this can aide students on the spectrum with following their daily tasks.
  • Google Calendar can be used to create a behavior support calendar.
    • Have students add smiles or frowns throughout the day to log their reaction to daily activities.
  • An elementary classroom may use a Google Calendar to Keep track of the weather.
  • Share a project or Homework Calendar with images.