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20 G-Suite Apps and Add-Ons to Increase Student Engagement

Episode 61 Chrome Apps and Add-ons

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Episode #(61) 20 GSuite Apps and Add-Ons

In this episode of GotTechED the Podcast we discuss:

  • 40 G-Suite Activities to Try in Your Classroom

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Welcome back to gotteched the podcast. Episodses 58 – 63 are part of a 5-episode series devoted to G-Suite Activities, Addons, Teacher Extensions, and Student Extensions. In this episode we’ll share 20 of our favorite GSuite apps and add-ons that you and your students can start using today. In episodes 62 and 63 we’ll break down some of our favorite extensions for teachers and for students when working in the classroom. If you need some inspiration for digital lessons, these are the episodes you’ve been waiting for. Check it out.

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Segment 2: #G-Suite and Chrome Add-Ons

What are add-ons?

Is an add-on different then an extension? Sort of!

Go to the Add-Ons Store for any G-Suite App by opening a doc, slide, or sheet, etc clicking the “Add-Ons” button right next to Tools.

  1. Copy Folder (copies the folder, sub-folders, and documents within the folders)
  2. Plotly (Online, free, graphing and spreadsheet tool)
  3. Voice Note II (Voice typing, copy and paste script)
  4. Twisted Wave (Record and Edit Audio) Beautiful Audio Editor (Record and Edit Audio) 
  5. Telly Prompt (Online Teleprompter)
  6. Video Cutter (Cut portions of your videos) 
  7. Feedly (All your favorite sites in one place)
  8. Beatlab (Make beats for your presentations)
  9. Camera (Pictures and Video)
  10. EasyBib Bibliography Creator (Docs Add-On)
  11. MindMeister (Docs Add-On) – turn a bullet pointed list into an appealing visual mind map
  12. Easy Accents (Docs Add-On) – easily add accents for foreign language typing
  13. Kaizena (Docs and Slides Add-On) – fast feedback, voice commenting
  14. Orange Slice (Docs Add-On) – easily and quickly make rubrics and converts the holistic score to a percentage grade – great reviews
  15. Writers Highlighter (Docs Add-On) – highlight text, highlight continuously as you type, highlight by sentence length, etc.
  16. DocuTube (Docs Add-On) – finds videos linked in your doc and displays them in a side-bar
  17. Icons for Slides and Docs (Docs, Slides, Sheets, Forms) – insert cool icons
  18. Table Styles (Sheets Add-On) – apply a uniform style to your tables
  19. Lucid Charts (Docs, Slides, Sheets, Drive) – mind map creator
  20. Slido (Slides) – live polling and Q/A while in present mode

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This weeks question is:

Question: What are some of your favorite Chrome Apps and Add-ons?

Need a Presenter?

As experienced presenters and content creators, you can contact Nick and Guise to speak at your school, event, or conference. They can customize a workshop that meets your organization’s unique time and content needs. While no topic is out of bounds, GotTechED is best known for sessions on:

  • 1:1 Chromebook Integration
  • EdTech Throwdown
  • TargetED Learning
  • Gamification (Badge Systems)
  • Game-Based Learning (Escape Rooms, Amazing Race, and more)
  • Google apps and extensions
  • Personalized learning and Choice Boards
  • Teacher productivity (Lesson Planning, Online Grading. and Feedback)
  • Digital content creation
  • Student Podcasting
  • Screencasting
  • Flipped Classroom
  • Student-Centered Learning

About the author, Eric

Eric Guise is a media specialist and technology coach with more than a decade of experience as a teacher.

Eric was named the 2016 Biology Teacher of Year by the New Jersey Biology Teachers Association and is currently pursuing an EdD in Leadership in Digital Transformation in Educational Technology.

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