17. Table Formatter

Large tables are often hard to read so many creators place rows in alternate colours.  In Google Docs, this requires the user to highlight each row and change the table properties.

The Google Docs Add-On Table Formatter, allows users to format tables with colours both as borders and cell backgrounds in a couple clicks.

First, go ahead and add-on Table Formatter and open the add-on.  Once it has opened, you have tons of colour options to choose from – just click on the colour that you want.

Table Formatter

Don’t see one that you like?  Click on ‘customize’ up at the top and save your own colour scheme.

15. YouTube in Docs

Shout out to Josh Harris for sharing this with me today!  Here is a link to the original tweet.

We all love our Google Docs, except when it comes to working with Docs and YouTube videos.  When we click a link, we get another tab open which opens up possibilities for distractions.

DocuTube is a new add-on in Google Docs that does just that – allows YouTube videos to open in the same window.

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Add this onto your Docs by clicking on ‘add-ons’ in the top menu bar and selecting ‘get add-ons.’  Search ‘DocuTube’ and click the FREE button.  Select the account you are using and OK the permissions.

Add in a YouTube link to your Google Doc and find DocuTube in the add-on menu.  Select if you want a pop-out (a larger screen in front of your Google Doc) or a sidebar (which will allow you to still use the Doc as you watch the video!).

Can you say #Hyperdocs integration as well as some awesome differentiated lessons?!  Can’t wait to see how you use DocuTube!