Google Extensions have saved time on my life…..literally! With the click of a few buttons to install, I have ways to cut down my time on lessons plans, organization but most importantly my sanity!
I’m a true believe you have to give credit where credit is due.
I have been to various CUE conferences and have come away with some amazing resources because many educators have been generous to share their resources with me and countless others.
I attended a CUE Rockstar: Google Edition one summer and was blown away by the diligence of Lisa Nowakowski’s list of Google extensions. Here is Lisa Nowakowski’s List of Extensions! Follower her on Twitter @nowatechie, she is amazing! Through my exploration in using Twitter, I have come to know many amazing educators like yourself, who are always willing to share and educate other teachers to spread the useful tools of technology. Upon my exploration, I came upon Alice Keeler’s extensions. I currently have 3 of Alice Keeler’s extensions: Anyone Can View, Side by Side and Quick Share Screenshot!
With the Anyone Can View you are able to instantly share your Google Docs/Slides/Sheets/Drawings, so that anyone with the link can view. My domain at my district, defaults the shared setting to only people within our district can access. However, if you share your documents of websites, with parents or other educators who are not in your domain, you have to change your settings. It’s not a super long process, but takes away valuable time in the grand scheme of things. So now, due to this extension is makes it way FASTER! You are able to click the extension button and immediately access the link to share out!
I have created a quick tutorial on how to use this extension.
If you are interested in more extensions, I suggest you check out Alice Keeler’s Big ‘ol List of Extensions! Follower her on Twitter @Alice Keeler