Extensions are small software programs that customize the browsing experience. They enable users to tailor Chrome functionality and behavior to individual needs or preferences. Below is a list of my favorite Chrome extensions for the classroom.
HOW TO GET CHROME EXTENSIONS
Watch the short slide show or video below for instructions on how to install extensions into Google Chrome
Insert Learning lets you turn any website into an interactive document. You can add questions for points, open discussion topics and photo and videos as well. The page can also be pushed to students through Google Classroom as an assignment and graded as well.
Allows you to create screen capture videos from your device. Perfect for creating video tutorials for staff and students. The videos that you record save directly to Google Drive. They can also be instantly uploaded to YouTube.
Kami allows you to edit PDFs files for Google Classroom. You can even write, draw and mark on them when you grade them! Students can also do the same. A great tool when you want to send over a PDF instead of a Google Doc in Classroom for an assignment.
As educators, we don’t have a lot of time. When we come across certain articles and websites, we would like to know what they are about instead of having to read through the entire thing. This extension does that work for you by automatically summarizing the article in different links.
A webpage is very long on average. If you have ever wanted to take a screenshot of one, it would take at least 5 more shots to grab the entire website. This extension does this and places the entire webpage into one graphic file.
Want to give your cursor a little more pizzazz? Would you like to make your students a little more engaged in what's on the screen? If so, this extension is for you!
Have you ever tried to print a web page but it ends up being over 7 pages long because of all the ads that printed on the page? This extension lets you cut out the ads before printing and even other pieces of unnecessary text.
This one is great for grabbing screenshots instantly, as well as grabbing screenshots to make sure a student is doing the work that they should. If you turn on the webcam and have it located in a corner of the screen while a student works, this will take an auto snapshot every minute. Also, when you decide to click the finish button, it will gather all of the photos taken into a slideshot as well as creating a folder in Google Drive for storage.