Google Chrome Extensions are small programs that add new features to your browser to personalize and improve your browser experience. These extensions can either be found by pressing your apps icon on a new tab in Chrome or by visiting the Google Chrome Web Store. Here are some extensions that are great for classroom use:
Snagit – This extension makes it so you can capture any text or image from a website, highlight the important information, and then email it out. It also allows for screencasting with audio.
goo.gl URL Shortner – This extension will shorten any URL code for easy-to-read links to put on class websites or in emails. It can also create QR Codes for easy student access.
Grammarly – This extension checks your spelling and grammar on most sites where you have to enter information.
OneTab – This extension takes all your open tabs and puts them into one. This one tab is in a Table of Contents format, so everything is easy to find.
These are just a few of the Extensions you can use in your classroom to increase efficiency and improve your browser experience. Check these extensions out and let us know of any others you can add to the list, then leave us a comment below.
About Our How to Best Use Google Chrome Extensions Presenter
Kim Munoz is an Instructional Technologist for Franklin ISD and a former Bryan ISD middle school technology teacher with over 16 years of teaching experience. She has conducted well over 50 unique training sessions for SimpleK12, click here to look at more videos from Kim.
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