Google Chrome Extensions
Chrome Extensions are Google Chrome Browser tools that extend the functionality of your browser and allow you to personalize your Internet experience. They can make things simple, more accessible, more visible, more compelling, and more convenient. There are dozens of potential benefits to you in your classroom. Clip a web page to Evernote with a single button push. Look up a reference. Model for students how to add a citation. Send a link to colleagues without opening another tab. Find a useful resource for a lesson? Scoop it. Tweet it. Pin It. Find a post you want to read? Don’t email it to yourself–use Pocket.
A Few of my Favorite Extensions:
Shorten the page URL with this extension, which includes a QR code creator for the page.
Clear all the clutter like links, videos, animations and more from the article you are tyring to read with this extension.
Easy access to a minute timer, with a very nice ring to it!
Email the link, title, and a selection of text on the web page you’re currently on with the click of this extension.
Start sharing your screen with one click without leaving Gmail. Using just your URL you can share your screen with others in real time!
Screencastify is a simple video screen capture software for Chrome. Incompatible? Go here http://www.screencastify.com/launch
Copies all opened tab URL’s to your clipboard. Easily paste into a doc or sheet for later access.
This extension allows you to pin the page you’re on to any of your Pinterest boards.
The quickest and easiest way to get a document posted into Google Classroom!
When selected, creates a citation in the format of your choice for the page you are viewing.
Select the three lines to the right of your URL bar and select “settings” in order to show your bookmark bar. Check the box in front of “Always show the bookmark bar.”
Uninstall or Disable Extensions:
Go to chrome://extensions/ OR Settings > Extensions > Go to the Extension you wish to delete >
-Uncheck Enable to disable the lab but not delete it (see below)
-Click the ‘Trash’ icon to delete the extensions (see below)
Reorganize Your Extensions
To put your extensions in the order you wish them to be, drag and drop them anywhere in the navigation bar.
Some extensions have customizable options. To set up options:
Settings > Extensions > Go to the Extensions you wish to customize
If there is an option for customizing the extension you will see the ‘Options’ clickable link by the extensions (see example below)