Google new “Add-on” feature!

Google Docs and Sheets now include third-party add-ons!


Add-ons include:
Merge by MailChimp, Avery Label merge, EasyBib Bibliography Creator, Table of Contents, eSign by Seamless Docs and many more… These add-ons are free to download to your Google Docs or sheets.

These Add-ons allow users to sign documents, create customized email templates or make name tags from within documents and spreadsheets.

The web giant has tagged these apps as ‘add-ons’, which are now available to Google Drive users in Docs and Sheets, the free online word-processing and spreadsheet services.

To access these add-ons log into your Google Account and click the App Icon to select Drive. Next, click Add-on from the menu bar. Watch video below to see how it works: Add-ons for Google Docs and Sheets.

Become a Google Tools Expert Webinar

Free Online Event: Become a Google Tools Expert

  • An overview of using Google tools with student projects and assignments
  • Step-by-step guides on how to increase student writing and researching skills
  • Information on FREE Google resources for increasing student engagement
• Virtual Explorations and Field Trips with Google Tools
- Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 9:00:00 AM CST

• Productivity and Collaboration in the Cloud with Google Drive
- Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 10:00:00 AM CST

• Go Google for Presentations
- Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 11:00:00 AM CST

• Simplify Data Collection and Documentation with Google Forms
- Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 12:00:00 PM CST

• 10 Google Search Tips to Help You Find the Info You Need
- Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 1:00:00 PM CST

• Improve Writing Skills Using Digital Writing and Google Docs
- Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 2:00:00 PM CST

• How To Get The Most From the Teacher Learning Community
- Saturday, March 15, 2014 @ 3:00:00 PM CST

Click here to request registration link!

Become an Expert Google Searcher in an Hour

Do you want to learn to use the Google search engine to find more relevant information quicker and easier?  Faculty and staff may view this FREE one-hour webinar by O’Reilly Media in the Faculty Innovation Center on November 14th.   You will learn:

  • How to cut through search results clutter with Boolean logic, exact phrase matching, wildcards, and search operators.
  • How to cast a wider net by expanding your search to include synonyms with the ~ (tilde) operator.
  • How to conduct specialized searches using Google’s many search sites like Google News, Google Groups, and Google Blog Search.
  • How to use the Google search box as a calculator, measurement converter, dictionary, street map, atlas, stock ticker, and more!

If you cannot come to the Faculty Innovation Center to view the webinar,  you may request the event registration link to access the webinar on your own computer at the appointed time.

Become an Expert Google Searcher in an Hour (Webinar)
November 14th, 2013  12:00 PM – 1:00 PM (Central Time)
Milwaukee Campus – Faculty Innovation Center – Room M201A

Working in Groups Using Google+ and Blackboard Technology

Classroom grouping is a wonderful opportunity to engage students with course materials, increase course concept understanding, and retain students in an active learning environment.   Google+ is one of many integrated Google apps that can be used towards facilitating collaborative group activities.  It is a powerful social networking tool that offers the potential to have students work on projects together  synchronously (in live time) and asynchronously.  Google+  can also be used to work with an instructor directly on areas of concern or to create opportunities to expand the curriculum for inquisitive or advanced students. Continue reading