Have you ever worked with a digital tool only to wish that it could do more? This session will help participants access some of the more hidden features of Chrome and Google Apps. Participants will learn how to increase the functionality of certain Google Apps using Add-ons, how to add features and utilities to their Chrome browser through Extensions, and how to find and install additional Chrome Apps to use with students. By the end of the session, teachers will be able to maximize their Google experience using these extras.
Workshop Learning Objectives
Participants will: - learn the differences between apps, add-ons, and extensions - learn some of the most popular apps, add-ons, and extensions for use in education - learn how to search for and install apps and extensions in the Chrome Web Store - learn how to find and install add-ons in Google Docs, Sheets, and Forms
. Activity #1 - Google Slides: App Research/Presentation SLIDE SHOW - Explore the Chrome Web Store - Download and install an App - Create a slide in a collaborative Google Slides presentation - Name of app - What can it do? - Why would you recommend the app to teachers? - Image (optional) Extensions . Activity #2 - Google Sheets: Extension Research/Presentation RESEARCH DOCUMENT - Explore Extensions in the Chrome Web Store - Get an Extension - Complete a row in a collaborative Google Sheets presentation - Name of extension - What can it do? - Why would you recommend the extension-on to teachers? - Image (optional)
Addons Activity #3 - Google Docs: Add-on Research/Presentation - Explore Add-ons in Google Forms, Sheets, or Docs - Get an Add-on - Reply to a Google Classroom online discussion thread with the following: - Name of add-on you would recommend - Why you would recommend it - Copy the link for the add-on and attach it to your response