I would love to learn the ways you are using the new Add-ons in your Google Docs with your students. Feel free to comment to share!
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Google Docs just got better! Google Docs introduces Add ons.
I will be the first to admit that, despite the fact that I use Google Docs every day, it isn't the most full featured piece of software I have ever used. There are many times when I would like to insert a graphic organizer in a Doc, or use a spreadsheet to easily create a mail merge. Well, Google is changing things up and has introduced the Add-Ons menu to Google Docs and the New Google Sheets. This new menu allows you to select certain tools that you want to use with your Google Docs. Here is a brief introductory video:
In addition to the Add-ons listed in the video above, LucidChart has also been integrated into the add-on gallery. LucidChart allows you to create mind-maps and other graphic organizers. I love this tool and have used with with students as young as second grade. What I am really excited about is that I now can have my students insert their graphic organizer right into their Google document they are sharing with me. I can then not only access the final product, but I can see the planning that went in to the paper as well! Check out this cool tool in this video: