Google Extensions and Add-Ons

There are two tables on this page: one contains Google Chrome Browser Extensions that can be downloaded from the Chrome Web Store and the other contains Add-Ons that can be installed in the various Google Apps from the Google Workspace Marketplace. The first table includes a direct link to each extension in the Chrome Web Store, while the second table includes a list of which of the Google Apps works with each add-on. Both tables include a brief description and a link to more information through websites, videos, or articles about the items. Although there are thousands of Extensions and Add-Ons available, these lists have been researched and selected with tech-supported learning in mind and will be updated regularly.

Chrome Extensions from the Chrome Web Store

Name of ExtensionDescriptionChrome Web Store LinkMore Information
Google Meet AttendanceTake attendance during a Google Meet conference.Meet Attendance Video: Meet Attendance
NodReactions for Google Meet, such as hand raise, wave, thumbs up, thumbs down.NodVideo: Nod - Reactions for Google Meet
Google Meet Grid ViewShows all participants in a grid view much like in Zoom.Grid ViewNot Available
Bitly URL ShortenerCreate a short URL or Web address from a long one, making it easier to remember and enter.BitlyWebsite: bitly.com
EquatIOEasily create typed or handwritten mathematical equations, formulas, and quizzes.EquatIOVideo: EquatIO® for Google Introduction
MoteVoice Notes & Feedback - make your docs, slides, or sheets comments audioMoteWebsite: justmote.me
VidGrid (Beta)Record VidGrid videos directly from your Chrome browser.VidGridWebsite: vidgrid.com
Zoom SchedulerSchedule Zoom meetings directly from your Google Calendar.Zoom SchedulerWebsite: zoom.us
ExtensityQuickly enable/disable Google Chrome extensions.ExtensityWebsite: Extensity
Insert LearningTransform any web page into an interactive lesson by inserting questions, videos, and more.Insert LearningVideo: Insert Learning Demo Slam
QR Code GeneratorGenerate QR codes for use in your lessons. See the Tech-supported Learning Tools page for more information on how to create and use QR Codes. Also, see the TedTalk at right for possible uses.QR Code GeneratorTedTalk Video: The Magic of QR Codes in the Classroom
ScreencastifyQuickly capture your entire desktop, browser tab, or webcam.ScreencastifyVideo: Screencastify Overview
Google Meet: Push to TalkHold <space> in Google Meet to talk instead of fumbling around trying to mute and unmuteGoogle Meet: Push to TalkVideo: Google Meet: Push to Talk
Tab ResizeUse this extension to split the tabs in your Chrome browser into up to 4 sections so you can easily read or work in multiple tabs at once.Tab ResizeVideo: Tab Resize

 

Add-Ons to Google Apps from G-Suite Marketplace

The standard Google Apps (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, and sometimes Drive) have access to customized applications called "add-ons" that add extra features and functionality. In addition to searching in the G-Suite Marketplace, each of the Google apps has an "Add-Ons" menu (see screenshot below) where you can search for, install, and access these tools when needed.

A screenshot of the Add-Ons Menu in Google Sheets

A screenshot of the Add-Ons Menu in Google Sheets

 
   
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Name of Add-OnDescriptionAvailable in Which App(s)More Information
Doc to FormDoc to Form allows you to quickly and easily create a Google Form from within a Doc. Simply select text and click a button to add your questions. You can choose from a variety of question types - ideal for converting traditional worksheets to Google Forms.DocsVideo: https://youtu.be/bc2mdj4kVJg
CLOZEitMake any paragraph text into a fill-in-the-blanks worksheet (also known as a cloze exercise) - with a single click!Docs

Website: http://clozeit.syedkhairi.com/

Academic Article: Cloze Procedure in the Teaching of Reading

Draw DiagramsBuild interactive diagrams with an intuitive user interface. You can export the result to PNG, JPG, or SVG.

Docs

Sheets

Slides

Drive

Website: https://diagrams.freebusinessapps.net/
Flat Use Flat's web-based music notation editor to quickly create music notation or tablature for your Google Docs. Note: This is a lite version and does not include all of the features of the full app, such as playback capabilities.

Docs

Slides

Website: https://flat.io/edu

Blog Post: Insert Music Notation in Your Google Docs & Slides

Video: https://youtu.be/6I1j3HQbykc

KaizenaHelps teacher provide fast, high-quality feedback on student work

Docs

Slides

Video: https://youtu.be/tj--iDSds4Q
Word Cloud GeneratorUse this add-on to quickly assess what your emerging theme is, how to best categorize your document, or if it is someone else's document - find out the theme of the document without reading it. Download the word cloud with the click of a button.DocsVideo: https://youtu.be/-939Mu7QpzY
FlaticonFlaticon is the largest icon database. With this extension, you will have free access to icons for Google Apps.

Docs

Sheets

Slides

Forms

Video: https://youtu.be/AgP50eZaHSU

Video Clip:https://youtu.be/jvpU2qPAt-k?t=231
The portion of this video that describes Flaticon
starts at 2:31 and ends at 4:30. To see the full video
collection of Add-Ons for slides, see below.

Collection of Add-Ons for SlidesIn this YouTube education technology tutorial, Sam Kary from New Ed Tech Classroom shows nine Google Slides add-ons that will significantly improve the way you teach with Google Slides.SlidesVideo: Must-Have Google Slides Add-Ons for Teachers
Yet Another Mail Merge (YAMM)

This is a simple mail merge tool for Gmail and Sheets to send mass emails.

  • Import contacts to Sheets
  • Create draft in Gmail
  • Send or schedule all emails at once in Sheets
  • Track your mail merge in real-time in Sheets - sent, clicked, opened, responded, and bounced.

Sheets

Gmail

Video:https://youtu.be/OVklSUoQGgg

Website:Yet Another Mail Merge Support

Online RubricCreate and send customizable rubrics and scores to students by email for any assignment.Sheets

Video:https://youtu.be/1Wyq5p3eU7U

Tutorial: Grading with Online Rubrics Add-On

QR Code Generator

Lets you easily create QR codes from values in Google Sheets. You can generate multiple QR codes by selecting a range of values in a spreadsheet.

Sheets

Video: https://youtu.be/Sc1XSZRwiXU

KamiAllows you to take any existing document, including scanned PDFs, and write, draw, type, annotate, comment, augment, enhance, and otherwise bring it to life – all within your browser. DriveVideo: https://youtu.be/oTDA0dUsYvg

 

 

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