Google Docs Add-ons for Education


Add-ons are tools created by third party developers that enhance the functionality of Google Docs, Sheets and Forms. This allows users access to more features and creative freedom.

You can install an Add-on from ‘Get add-ons’ under the ‘Add-ons’ tab in Google Docs and Sheets.

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Here are the Google Docs Add-ons I have found to be very useful for education.


Easybib Bibliography Creator

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Create a bibliography page from within the Doc. Select and manage citations from books, journal articles and websites. Users have the option to use MLA, APA or Chicago citation style.


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Kazeina allows users to add audio comments to a Google Doc rather than typing. Users also have the option to link resources to highlighted text. This is the perfect tool to leave verbal feedback on student work.


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Mindmeister allows users to turn a bullet point list of ideas into a mind map than insert it directly into your Doc. This is a great tool to quickly brainstorm or visualise ideas.


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Search more than 50,000 images to insert into your document. All images are free to use, change, modify, even commercially making for an excellent source for student use.

Table of Contents

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Create a table of contents in the sidebar to navigate the Doc. When a user clicks on the link in the table of contents it will take you directly to that point of the Doc.


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Find synonyms for selected words in your Doc. Suggestions will be given for synonyms and antonyms. A fantastic quick and easy tool to help students expand their vocabulary.

2 responses

  1. Thanks for sharing these great add ons. Just starting on my GAfE journey.

  2. ionelalexandru | Reply

    Add-in for Google Docs for Mathematics


    I created a professional free ‘Math Editor’ Add-in for Google Docs to insert equations into documents.
    The Add-on can be used to build equations and easily add variables, constants, operators, fractions, exponents, logarithms, limits, integrals, derivatives and matrix.
    Also the editor has a “Wizard” to build complex equation.

    let me know what you think.
    Ionel Alexandru

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