One of my current favorite extensions right now is Google Docs Quick Create. It's a simple add-on that makes a teacher's life just a little more simple and streamlined. When you click on this extension, it brings up a simple menu, asking if you want to create a new doc, sheet, presentation, drawing, or form. Once you select what you would like, it pops it up in a new window, and you are good to go. No need to go into your Google Drive to start a doc or search "Google Docs" to start a new one. It's simple a click away.
While I loved the idea of this at first, I was having some trouble with it. I am constantly logged into 3 different Google accounts when I am at school. I have my school account, my personal account, and my library's account. Whenever I would click on a new document, it would never pop up the new doc or sheet in my school account, instead defaulting to one of the other accounts.
Finally, I figured out I needed to right click on the extension, select "Options," and tell it I wanted it to connect to a "Google Apps Account." I then put in my school's handle (everything after the "@" in my e-mail), and POOF! Now it defaults to my school's account!
A quick and handy app that makes life easier!
Jennifer Zimny has been a teacher librarian at Ponderosa High School for the past three years and previous to that, she was the drama teacher for 9 years. She holds a BA in Theatre from CSUS, a teaching credential in English, and a teaching credential in Library Media Services from Azusa Pacific University
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