At first, I wanted to write about Arts and Social Work, but that was quite a bit of a stretch as I was only going to tell you guys about a very cool Google Chrome extension (only works in Chrome, of course) called “Google Art Project”. It can enrich your web browsing experience by opening a beautiful piece of art every time you open a new tab (change it in options) or stick with one piece of art for the entire day, and it will change tomorrow. This will disable other extensions, like “Dayboard” for example. But then I thought that this wouldn’t meet the 500 word guidelines we have for our blog posts (ha-ha! not true!).
Anyway, instead, I am going to offer information about Google Doc add-ons. These are special add-ons (scripts) which will increase functionality of your docs, and provide extra features not available otherwise. No trip to the Google Doc Add-ons Store needed, because below you will find some of the highlights.
So, you want the mail merge, or to fax a document, or get approval of your document or a signature, grade and organize your students’ papers, or just keep track of your references for a very formal paper with correct format EasyBib? Here is your list:
1. Doctopus – An octopus for docs! Teacher-built tool for scaffolding, managing, organizing, and assessing student projects in Google Drive. Doctopus gives teachers the ability to mass-copy (from a starter template), share, monitor student progress, and manage grading and feedback for student projects in Google Drive.
2. Merge by MailChimp
3. Letter Feed Workflows
4. Bibliography Creator (from EasyBib)
and 6. UberConference for conference calls within a Doc for up to 10 people