While this post is mainly focused on a great tool for teachers and students who need to add in a special character for a given language it does introduce the idea of a Google Doc add-on. Google Doc add-on’s allow you to do many things that would not be possible in your Google Doc or other tool in the Google Suite. There are many add-ons available for almost anything you can think of. Want to add a mathematical equation to your Google Doc? There is an add-on to help! Want to dictate instead of type? That’s possible too!
You can look for specific add-ons at Googles Official G Suite Marketplace or by going through the Add-on tab in the specific G Suite app you are using.
The focus of this #fridayedtechtip is the specific add-on known as Easy Accents. This add-on specifically allows the user to insert special characters for the language they are typing. For example students typing in Spanish who need to add one of these special character éñúáíóü¡¿€ it is as easy as clicking on the one you want. Maybe students in Hawaiian Studies want to add in one of these special characters āēīōʻū that is possible too!
Currently this add-on supports the following languages see the image to the right.
Below I will add some images that will instruct about how to add and use this awesome G Suite add-on!
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