I was creating an intermediate guide for staff exploring Google Wave and as part of it I’ve put together a list of Wave extensions which might be of use to educators. This list was taken from the Google Samples Gallery and a unofficial list of robots/gadgets. If you want to try these out to add a robot to a wave add it to your wave contacts (click ‘+’ button bottom right of the contacts panel) then add the robot address firstname.lastname@example.org. Robots can then be added to a wave in the same way to add human contacts. To add gadgets I recommend following The Complete Guide to Google Wave – Wave Gadgets guide
- watexy – email@example.com – Use LaTeX mathematical language in your Waves!
- WaveAlpha – firstname.lastname@example.org – It empowers the user with the ability to query Wolfram Alpha’s Computational Knowledge Search Engine right from a “wavelet” and retrieve the results right into the “blip”.
- Wikify – email@example.com – Replaces specific marked up text with a link to Wikipedia or a description relevant to the marked text.
- Emaily Robot – firstname.lastname@example.org – Robot which can email waves as they are updated
- drop.io Robot – email@example.com – Creates a drop and puts the info into the wave whenever the robot is added as a participant.
- Rssybot – firstname.lastname@example.org – Turn google wave into an RSS reader! Add Rssybot to a thread, then enter the URL to the RSS feed you want watch and press subscribe. When a new post appears on the feed Rssybot will put it into the wave for you! Clicking on the post will expand the feed.
- Tweety the Twitbot – email@example.com – You can access your Twitter account.
- Aunt Rosie – firstname.lastname@example.org – Aunt Rosie will automatically insert a language drop down into your blip when you’ve typed enough for her to recognize your language. Select the language you’d like to translate to and she’ll reply with the translation.
- Taggy – email@example.com – Recognize #hashtags and add them as tags to the wave.
- Treeify – firstname.lastname@example.org – Treeify is a multi-wave robot which lets you connect waves into tree structures. With it you can build and navigate trees of waves http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3WYYu4pZt-M
- Invity – email@example.com – save all current participants of the wave as a named group. When you create a new wave and add Invity, you are able to select a group and Invity automatically adds all members to the wave
- Graphy – firstname.lastname@example.org – Collaborate on flow charts and graphs.
- Embeddy – email@example.com – Generates code to embed a wave in your webpage
- Poll Gadget – Features the ability to add/remove options, set votes per participant, and embed the result as a chart. Installer XML | Gadget XML http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y2hG3MHtXyc
- Taskboardy – maintain a taskboard. It provides all its basic operations, such as Create a User Story, a task, delete them, change the statuses of the tasks and assign the tasks. Gadget XML
- Nimbb Gadget – Add webcam video recording to any wave. Installer XML | Gadget XML
- Voicy – Add a voice recording to any wave. Installer XML | Gadget XML
- oxyxy – Collaborative LaTeX authoring Gadget for Google Wave. This Gadget allows the authoring of Waves containing LaTeX markup, which is converted and displayed as MathML. Installer XML | Gadget XML
- Brainstorming – A simple brainstorming tool to collaborate on an idea tree. Participants can add, edit and move nodes. Gadget XML http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81bvlhpb8jw&feature=player_embedded
- HTML Gadget – Allows you to add any piece of HTML inside a wave (used above). Gadget XML
- Napkin – Adds the ability to do quick “back of a napkin” sketches to a wave – collaborative doodling. Gadget XML
- <iframe> – Embed any web page (as <iframe>) into a wave. Installer XML | Gadget XML
If I’ve forgot any you think should be included please use the comments to make suggestions ;-)