Thursday, March 22, 2018

Getting Math Equations on a Google Site

Use Equatio in Slides.
I always learn the best tech tricks from students, and I always get my best challenges from teachers. We have student portfolios on Google Sites and for the most part it is great. But the Math department came with a small problem, Sites doesn't have an equation editor. We started thinking of possible solutions to this dilemma. The first idea was to write the equations in Docs and simply screen shot them or insert the Doc, but the teachers were really happy with this solution. So I continued looking for a more elegant solution... A couple of days passed by with that problem floating around in the back of my mind, when on Twitter someone shared the Chrome extension Equatio which also doesn't support Sites yet, but it does allow you to put equations on just about anything else in Gsuite, including Slides. When I mentioned this solution, the department seemed much more happy with Slides instead of Docs. Here is how you do it. First get the Equatio extension for Chrome. Then open up Slides and have your students input their equations. Slides will treat the Equatio output like photos. Arrange them appropriately on the Slide. Once you are finished messing around with your equations, go to Sites and insert your Slide on your Site. It looks pretty good!
Insert your Slide on your Site! Easy!