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Google Extensions, Apps, and Add-on's

Google has created different ways to enhance the user experience. In Google Chrome, the internet browser, they have created extensions and apps. For Google Drive Docs and Sheets, they can created Add-on's. When added, these create additional features. However, many times it gets confusing which does what. Here is how Google defines them:
Chrome Extensions

Extensions are small software programs that can modify and enhance the functionality of the Chrome browser. By using extensions, you can customize Google Chrome with features you like, while keeping your browser free of things that you don't use.

Sources: https://developer.chrome.com/extensions https://support.goog le.com/chrome/answer/154007?hl=en
Chrome Apps

With apps for Google Chrome, you can do things like create documents, edit photos, and listen to music. They’re like desktop software programs you install on your computer. The main difference is that you use apps directly within your browser. If you use Gmail, Google Maps, or sites like Pandora, you're already using apps.

Source: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/1050586?hl=en
Google Drive Add-on's

To add more functionality to your documents and spreadsheets, you can install add-ons, tools built by third-party developers for Google Docs and the new version of Sheets. Examples of add-ons could include a document approval system, digital signature app, mail-merge app, or a suite of custom financial functions for spreadsheets.

Sources: https://support.google.com/docs/answer/3641454? hl=en https://support.google.com/a/answer/4530135?hl=en
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Name and LinkTypeDescriptionNotesResources
Name and LinkTypeDescriptionNotesResources
Announcify Chrome Extension Reads website out loud. Blurs out paragraphs not being read Can customize speed and tone  
Awesome Screenshot Chrome Extension Screenshot tool that includes annotation features   
CleanPrint Chrome Extension Clean up articles to be printed or saved online Can add notes for directions for students  
Doctopus Google Sheet Add-on Can mass-copy (from a starter template), share, and manage grading and feedback for Google Docs, Spreadsheet, and Presentation Can be difficult to start. Recommend one-on-one session if not familar Doctopus Resources 
EasyBib App Chrome App Platform for note taking, research, and citing materials  Extension allows websites and articles to be quickly cited EasyBib Extension 
EasyBib Extension  Chrome Extension Automatically cite web sites with one click using the EasyBib Toolbar Works best if installed with EasyBib app too EasyBib App 
Evernote Clearly Chrome Extension Make articles/websites clean and easy to read. Can also highlight information Can modify color, fonts type, and font size  
Flippity's Quiz Show Template Create a quiz show using a Google Sheet Don't forget to publish it! Sheet template 
Flubaroo Google Sheet Add-on Used with Google Forms to quickly grade and analyze performance on multiple choice and fill-in assignments Always answer quiz first with correct answers before allowing others to take Fluabroo Resources 
Goobric Chrome Extension Rubric based grading for items passed out with Doctopus Must assign rubric in Doctopus assignment Doctopus Resources 
Goo.gl URL Shortner Chrome Extension Shortens URLs to make sharing easier Also provides a QR code for the short URL  
GrammarBase Chrome Extension Checks grammar, spelling, and style   
Kaizena  Chrome App Highlight and provide verbal feedback   Directions 
Lucidchart Add-on Google Doc Add-on Quickly insert Lucidcharts into a Google Doc and update as needed Need Lucidchart App  Lucidchart App 
Lucidchart App Chrome App Diagramming program for all different types of charts that allows for sharing and collaboration Can use Google Doc Add-on to insert charts directly into a Google Doc Lucidchart Google Doc Add-on 
My Maps Pro Chrome App Create custom maps using Google maps to add pins, pictures, or videos Here's the link to read about my quick example: http://goo.gl/MoGxI2 Directions for How to Create Custom Maps on My Maps 
Note Anywhere Chrome Extension Put sticky notes on any website, any place that appear anytime the page is loaded After install, open a new tab or reload website to use the first time. Can customize colors by right clicking icon.  
OneTab Chrome Extension Converts all tabs open on window into a list that can be saved, shared, or restored laster Right click the icon then select options to customize  
Permanent Clipboard Chrome Extension Save commonly used phrases to be able to paste regularly Works great for commenting in grading. Right click, go to Permanent Clipboard, and select phrase. Only saves phrases locally to computer. If using on more than one computer, will need to set up twice  
Read&Write for Google Chrome Extension In free version, reads text aloud in Google Doc  Register as a teacher to get a free premium subscription 
Screencastify Chrome Extension Records what is occurring on the website and audio Works on Chromebooks Install from this link if seeing "Not Compatible" 
Snagit Chrome Extension Screen capture tool that includes annotation Needs app  Snagit App 
Spell checker and Grammar Checker Chrome Extension Checks spelling and grammar  Provides quick tour after signing in  
Tab Resize Chrome Extension Splits tabs to create a split screen Can customize the different ratios and layout  
TwisterWave Chrome App Record and edit audio files from Google Drive or export to Drive Save as a WAVE file to be able to listen to from Google Drive Reference Manual 
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