50 Chrome Extensions for the Student-Centered Classroom

Epi 35 50 Chrome Extensions for the Student-Centered Classroom

In this episode Nick and I talk about 50 Chrome Extensions for the Student-Centered Classroom that spans over six categories including Creativity, Curation, Feedback, Personalization, Presentation, and Productivity.  

1

Canva

Use graphic templates to create a professional product in a short amount of time

Creativity

2

Colorzilla

Advanced Eyedropper, Color Picker, Gradient Generator and other colorful goodies

Creativity

3

Pablo

Add text to pictures or find a picture to match your favorite quote in a matter of seconds

Creativity

4

What Font

What Font allows you to know the font name, its family, color, style, size, position.

Creativity

5

Category Tabs for Google Keep

Category Tabs for Google Keep™, you can now sort your new and existing notes by category. Each category represents one color.

Curation

6

Evernote Webclipper

With Evernote Web Clipper, CLIP any webpage, HIGHLIGHT what matters most, ANNOTATE, take SCREENSHOTS, and have access to that information whenever and wherever you need it.

Curation

7

Feedly

Access and add to your favorite blogs making finding what you want easy and organized!

Curation

8

Google Arts and Culture

Breathe a little culture into your day! Discover a beautiful artwork from Google Arts & Culture each time you open a new tab in Chrome.

Curation

9

Google Keep

Save URLs, text, and images to Google Keep, take notes on saved content, and add labels to your notes.

Curation

10

Save to Google Drive

The Save to Google Drive Chrome extension helps you save web content or browser screenshots to your Google Drive.

Curation

11

Save to Pocket

Save articles, videos and more to Pocket, organize with labels, and read later.

Curation

12

Share to Classroom

Google Classroom Teachers: Save time and create a more interactive class with the Share to Classroom extension. The extension allows you to push webpages to any of your Classroom classes, so they open instantly on your students’ computers.

Curation

13

Wakelet

Save any page anywhere

Curation

14

CheckMark

Insert canned comments into a Google Doc for feedback on student writing.

Feedback

15

EdPuzzle

“EDpuzzle empowers teachers to make any video your lesson. Crop a video, explain it with your own voice and embed quizzes at any time”.

Feedback

16

ScreenShade

ScreenShade by EdTechTeam lets you quickly and easily cover your screen, or a portion of it. You can use ScreenShade to hide the answers to questions, block out something you don’t want an audience to see, or let students uncover if they know the answer.

Feedback

17

Talk and Comment

Leave voice comments in the comments section on Docs and Slides with the click of a button

Feedback

18

WriQ

Save time and effort when scoring your students’ writing. Use WriQ…the universal writing assessment tool!

Feedback

19

Bitmoji

Insert bitmojis virtually anywhere on the web.

Personalization

20

Emoji Keyboard

Insert emojis virtually anywhere on the web.

Personalization

21

Emojis for Google Chrome

Easily access and insert emojis when writing.

Personalization

22

Giphy

Bring the power of a GIF search engine anywhere on the web. Respond to emails, tweets and more with GIFs quickly and easily.

Personalization

23

Loom

Record, Edit, Annotate, Store, and Share video screen captures. Record a specific tab, or your whole desktop at the click of a button.

Presentation

24

Nimbus Screenshot and Screencast

Screen Capture a full web page or any part. Edit screenshots. Record screencasts – record video from your screen.

Presentation

25

Screencast-o-matic

Record, Edit, Annotate, Store, and Share video screen captures. Record a specific tab, or your whole desktop at the click of a button.

Presentation

26

Screencastify

Record, Edit, Annotate, Store, and Share video screen captures. Record a specific tab, or your whole desktop at the click of a button.

Presentation

27

Doc Hub

Sign PDF’s from gmail and send them back to the owner of the document in seconds

Productivity

28

Equatio

Easily create mathematical equations and science formulas in Docs and Forms. Intuitively type or handwrite, with no tricky math code to learn.

Productivity

29

Grammarly

Enhance your written communication everywhere you type with contextual spelling checker and grammar checker.

Productivity

30

Mercury Reader

Clear away the clutter from all of your articles. Instantly.

Productivity

31

Print Friendly PDF

Print Friendly removes ads, navigation and junk before your print. Pages are optimized for the ultimate print reading experience.

Productivity

32

The QR Code Extension

Allows to generate a QR Code for the current page and scan a QR Code using the webcam. Generates a QR Code from the Page URL of the current tab with a single click.

Productivity

33

Hoverzoom

Enlarge thumbnails on mouse over. Works on many sites

Productivity

34

Imagus

Enlarge thumbnails, and show images/videos from links with a mouse hover.

Productivity

35

Forest

Forest provides an interesting solution to save you from Internet addiction. You can plant a seed in Forest. In the next 30 minutes, this seed will gradually grow into a tree. However, if you cannot resist the temptation and start to browse the websites on your Blacklist, your tree will wither away.

Productivity

36

Noisli

Improve your focus and boost your productivity. Block out annoying noises and create the right environment for working or relaxing.

Productivity

37

OurStickys

Write notes like sticky notes. Save pages with a screenshot to read later or capture easily any web content. You can drag and resize the sticky notes. Create notes in any web, when you open again the web the note will appear in the same position you left it.

Productivity

38

Strict Workflow

Enforces a 25min/5min workflow: 25 minutes of distraction-free work, followed by 5 minutes of break. Repeat as necessary.

Productivity

39

Any Do New Tab

Any Do New Tab will list all your Today’s task in your new tab..

Productivity

40

Bitly

Shorten your URL’s

Productivity

41

Extensity

Tired of having too many extensions in your toolbar? Try Extensity, the ultimate tool for lightning fast enabling and disabling all your extensions for Google Chrome. Just enable the extension when you want to use it, and disable when you want to get rid of it for a little while. You can also launch Chrome Apps right from the list.

Productivity

42

Google Calendar

Quick overview of your Google Calendar with one-click access to locations & documents

Productivity

43

LastPass

LastPass saves your passwords and gives you secure access from every computer and mobile device.

Productivity

44

One Click Shortener

Shorten URL with Google™ service, super easy, super fast!!

Productivity

45

OneTab

Click the OneTab icon to convert all of your tabs into a list. When you need to access the tabs again, you can either restore them individually or all at once.

Productivity

46

Pushbullet

Your messages, photos, songs, and links live in many places. They live on your phone, tablet, computer, and all the other devices that are a pArt of your life. Sometimes they come from friends, and sometimes from people you follow. Pushbullet is a place where they can all come together and be easily accessible.

Productivity

47

Sir Links-a-lot

Templates ~ Force a copy ~ Preview ~ PDF with just a click check this out!

Productivity

48

Tab Glue

This extension glues windows together.

Productivity

49

Tab Resize

Split Screen made easy. Resize the CURRENT tab and tabs to the RIGHT into layouts on separate windows. w/ Multi Monitor Support.

Productivity

50

Tab Scissors

This extension splits a window into two at the selected tab.

Productivity

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Second-Chance Learning, Escape Rooms, and Pecha Kucha https://gotteched.com/episode17 Student Centered Learning Second-Chance Learning, Escape Rooms, and Pecha Kucha
Flipped Classroom, UDL, and Edtech Reform https://gotteched.com/episode21 Student Centered Learning Flipped Classroom, UDL, and Edtech Reform
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EdTech Fantasy Draft: 41 EdTech Tools for the Student-Centered Classroom https://gotteched.com/episode29 Student Centered Learning
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The Ultimate Guide to Classroom Screencasting https://gotteched.com/episode32 Student Centered Learning The Ultimate Guide to Classroom Screencasting
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About the author, Eric

Eric Guise is a media specialist and technology coach with more than a decade of experience as a teacher.

Eric was named the 2016 Biology Teacher of Year by the New Jersey Biology Teachers Association and is currently pursuing an EdD in Leadership in Digital Transformation in Educational Technology.

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