Ed Tech Tips with E. Mosier
Make your classroom more E-fficient!
Google Docs Add-Ons for the Essay Writer!
How do I get these Add-Ons?
The Easy Bib Add-On
The most popular Add-On to have for any project that has a Works Cited or Bibliography page is Easy Bib. Once installed, what has been the most arduous task in the past, now becomes the easiest. When this Add-On is in use, there will be a sidebar that lists selections for a Book, Journal Article, and Website. Select which one you'd like to cite and input the appropriate information. The biggest benefit is that as long as you have the ISBN number of a book or the URL of a website, this Add-On will create the citation for you. Once you're finished creating the citations, select the button "Add Citations to Doc" and the Works Cited Page is created for you, complete with the title in the top center. This is all completed without you ever typing a single word into the Doc itself!
The Thesaurus Add-On
Quite comparable to the one in Microsoft, this is a nice addition to the Google Docs Add-Ons to increase students' variation of words. Since I teach 6th graders, I see use of the ever-boring words such as "good," "bad," and so forth. Once this Add-On is installed, the quality of papers will increase, not just for my students, but hopefully for yours as well.