Amazing Add-Ons for Google Docs - GTT052
Published April 23, 2018
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    Kaizena (voice comments) (

    • Leave voice comments for students
    • Discuss student work in an online hub
    • Reuse commonly use comments
    • Track and rate student progress

    Highlight tool

    • Highlight a document in different colors
    • Pull highlighted text from a document and sort in a table at the end of the document


    • Hides and reveals text in a document
    • Use a password to reveal hidden text


    • WriQ is a new Add-on from Texthelp that helps teachers score and keep track of students’ spelling, punctuation and grammar errors so you can focus on the things computers can’t score.
    • WriQ auto-scores your students’ docs and tracks the following measures over time:
      • Time spent writing
      • Text Maturity
      • Spelling error rate
      • Grammar error rate
      • Punctuation error rate
      • Percentage error free
      • Correct Word Sequences score
    • The teacher dashboard gives you a clear graphical view of your students’ writing activity, and let’s you track their progress over time.
    • Video overview

    Read&Write for Google Chrome

    • Technically a Chrome extension but can use in Docs (and web)
    • Read&Write offers a range of powerful support tools to help you gain confidence with reading, writing, studying and research, including:
      • Text-to-speech to hear words, passages, or whole documents read aloud with easy-to-follow dual color highlighting
      • Text and picture dictionaries to see the meaning of words explained
      • With speech-to-text, dictate words to assist with writing, proofreading & studying
      • Word prediction offers suggestions for the current or next word as you type
      • Collect highlights from the text in documents or the web for summarizing and research
      • Create and listen to voice notes directly inside of Google Docs
      • Simplify and summarize text on web pages to remove ads and other copy that can be distracting
      • FREE for teachers

    Easy Bib Add-On

    • The Bibliography Creator by EasyBib allows you to easily create a bibliography for your research paper.
    • Automatically cite books, journal articles, and websites just by entering in the titles or URLs. Format citations in MLA, APA, Chicago, Harvard, and over 7K other styles.
    • When you're finished creating your bibliography, click Generate Bibliography and we'll alphabetize your citations and add them to the end of your paper.

    BONUS: Equatio (chrome extension)

    • Easily create mathematical equations, formulas, and quizzes. Intuitively type or handwrite, with no tricky math code to learn.

    Google Teacher Tribe Mailbag

    • Renee Johnson (Oakhurst, CA) - ctrl+z - to add to another location in Drive … Add student work samples to PD folder for teacher training.
    • Craig Klement (Garland, TX) - Same three questions on student forms: First name, last name, class period (drop down) … Spreadsheet: right click on awesome box, sort range (by class period, then by last name) Differentiate forms: three dots, section based on answer (if correct: to next question, if incorrect: YT vid, article, picture, do over or similar question)
    • How to Differentiate Questions in Google Forms

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