Supplemental Material for Use Google Drawings to Create Homework Exercises

Oskar Harmon, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Connecticut
Robert Szarka, Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Finance, and Accounting, SUNY-Oneonta

The materials below supplement our 2017 article Use Google Drawings to Create Homework Exercises, which describes how to use the Drawings tool to create exercises suitable for undergraduate economics classes. We gratefully acknowledge several other contributors to this project: Adam Nemeroff created the initial template; Paul Tomolonis drafted the model answers for the micro exercises; and Matthew Histen drafted the model answers for the macro exercises.

Templates & Example Exercises

See Google Drawings Examples for examples of exercises we have used in conjunction with William McEachern's principles text in past classes, as well as templates you can use to start creating your own exercises. Both the exercises and templates can be copied to your own Google account for editing. Please feel free to make noncommercial use of these exercises in your own classroom.

Instructors who would like model answers for these problems should email Oskar Harmon.

Instructors who would like to contribute additional exercises to the "contrib" directory should email Robert Szarka.

Google Drive Drawing Tool Tutorial

The videos below were created to demonstrate the use of Google Drive's Drawing tool for our students in the online Wintersession sections of ECON 1201 (Principles of Microeconomics). We provided a third video (not shown) to demonstrate uploading the finished graph to our LMS. Note: Adobe Flash Player is required to view the videos.

The simple screencast videos below were created using Jing. We found this software relatively easy to use, but the length limitation was inconvenient. (Later presentations were created using CamStudio instead.) The videos were made available to our students within our learning management system. The Drawing tool is intuitive enough that this brief introduction was sufficient for most students.

Additional Resources

Updated: 2017-08-08