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Create a Diagram with Google Drawing

Work Individually

Plan for 30 mins


In this activity, you will create a diagram using Google Drawings for an upcoming assignment in your classroom.

  1. Go to Google Drive at or you can access your Google Drive by clicking the launcher icon
     and then clicking the Google Drive icon .
  2. Click the New button   and then click More and click Google Drawings.
  3. Name the document by clicking on untitled drawing in the upper left corner. 
  4. Take a minute to familiarize yourself with the toolbar. 
    • If you’re not sure where to start, click here to follow Google’s guide to using Google Drawings (create a drawing)
  1. Right click (two fingers on the mousepad) to select background. Then choose your background color. This will apply to the entire page.
  2. Consider an upcoming lesson and an item which you could diagram. Insert an image of that item. Use Google’s guide to using Google Drawings (Insert images) for assistance.
  3. Now label your image to make it a diagram. For each label, you will need to create a textbox within a shape. Click here for how-to steps to follow. 
  4.  Then, you will need to position each label by clicking and dragging it to the desired location.
  5. Add an arrow to point from each textbox to the image using the line, arrow, scribble tool.
  6. Be sure to add a title at the top using a text box!
  7. You now have a model of a diagram your students can reference in class. Here is a sample diagram made with Google Drawing: