Go Ahead, Add It On!

Have you checked out Google Apps Add-ons lately? My-oh-my are there some great things happening in that world that would be fantastic for any blended course. Let’s look at three of them that I am excited about for online or blended courses.

1. Highlighters Tool by Texthelp. Google Docs are fantastic for collaboration and with this add on, you now have more options of how to highlight in a collaborative space. Think about how you could have students peer edit each other’s papers by following a highlighter protocol. Green for the main idea, yellow for opinions, blue for facts….or use the same technique for reading a scholarly article. The best part? This tool has a button for collecting the lines that you highlighted. That could be very powerful when trying to write a research paper and being able to organize important ideas. I see lots of possibilities with this one.

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