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The 7 Popular Google Docs Tools for Teachers

June 15, 2015
Below is a list of some popular Google Docs add-ons for teachers and educators. These extensions are geared towards enhancing your Google Docs productivity by enabling you to perform a wide range of functionalities that Docs alone would not be able to afford.  Some of the things you can do with these add-ons include: create bibliographies and automatically format citations in different citation styles, integrate various accents into your docs, create and insert mind maps into your documents, add digital signatures to your docs, create math graphs, generate tag clouds, and draw diagrams.


1- EasyBib Bibliography Creator


'EasyBib allows you to easily create a bibliography for your research paper. Automatically cite books, journal articles, and websites just by entering in the titles or URLs. Format citations in MLA, APA, Chicago, Harvard, and over 7K other styles.'

2- Easy Accent


'This Add-on allows users to easily insert accents for different languages directly from a sidebar in their Google Doc.When you click on an accent it will insert the accent,move the cursor in front, then allow you to continue typing without re-clicking.'

3- MindMeister


'The MindMeister add-on for Google Docs turns any bullet-point list into a mind map, and automatically inserts it into your document. The first point of your list becomes the root topic of the mind map, while the rest of the first-level points are turned into first-level topics. Second-level points are turned into the equivalent second-level topics and so on.'

4- HelloSign

'HelloSign makes it easy to sign your Google Doc with a legally binding, business-caliber signature.Need to get your document signed? HelloSign makes requesting a signature from others easy too!'

5- Tag Cloud Generator


'Tag Cloud Generator creates a tag cloud in the side bar from any Google Docs document that contains 50 words or more. Use this add-on to quickly assess what your emerging theme is, how to best categorize your document, or if it is someone's else's document - find out the theme of the document without reading it. '

6- Lucidchart Diagrams


'Lucidchart is an HTML5-based visual collaboration tool that makes drawing diagrams fast and easy.  Work together with an unlimited number of others to create and edit diagrams in real time, with changes merged and synced instantaneously -- great for team collaboration and working with clients. '

7- g(Math)


'Create graphs and complex math directly from the sidebar in your Google Doc. You can now use Speech to Math in Chrome to talk directly to g(Math) to create the expressions or use Handwriting recognition for expression entry!'

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