I realize there’s only a day left in National Poetry Month, but better late than never, right? I just found this awesome idea from Shake Up Learning for Collaborative Magnetic Poetry with Google Drawings.
You can click on the link in the blog to make a copy of a Google Drawing template. From there, you can rename the document and share it with whomever you’d like. Students can work independently or work together to build collaborative poems. Don’t see the words you want? Create a text box and add your own! Here’s a quick example I made…
You don’t need to stop at poetry, either. Copy the template and add text boxes with content vocabulary and let students use the words to build meaningful sentences. Math teachers could add numbers and symbols and let students create equations. Here’s a picture of a quick sample I made. Click on it and make your own copy to modify as you wish.
Think about all the things you might do with magnets on a refrigerator! You don’t even need to start with the template…or a refrigerator! Open a Google Drawing and import your own background picture that matches the theme of your poem. This would be a creative way for students to publish original poems.
Check out Collaborative Magnetic Poetry with Google Drawings and give it a try in your classroom. Then come back and share some examples in the comments so we can all enjoy your students’ creativity!