Yesterday morning I had a colleague come into my classroom to ask me how she could create a document that had some arrows and boxes in it. Basically, she was trying to replicate and then slightly modify a diagram she'd seen in a textbook. I showed her a couple of methods for doing this. I'm guessing that my colleague isn't the only person who has or will wonder how to add shapes and drawings to a Google Doc, I made the following short video.
In the following video you'll see two ways to add shapes and drawings to Google Docs. The first method is to use the special characters menu in Google Docs. The second method involves using the "insert drawing" menu in Google Docs.