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20 Must-Have Chrome Extensions for Teachers

20 Must-Have Chrome Extensions for Teachers

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Episode #144: 20 Must-Have Chrome Extensions for Teachers

Welcome back to GotTechED the podcast this is Episode 144 called “20 Must-Have Chrome Extensions for Teachers”. In this episode, we’ll share 20 of our favorite chrome extensions for educators.  We’ve got some old favorites and some new inductees so make sure you don’t start the school year without adding these to your browser. This is another episode you don’t want to miss, check it out.

Segment 1: Updates

  • Happy summer break!
  • Prepping for Canva training with secretaries and admin

Segment 2: 20 Chrome Extensions

Nick’s 10 Picks

  1. Send from Gmail – Makes Gmail your default email application and provides a button to compose a Gmail message to quickly share a link via email.  This extension will open a Compose window in Gmail when you click any email address on a webpage. It also provides a button that will create a Gmail message when clicked, using the page title as the subject and selected page text and link address as the message.
  2. Equatio (for math and sci teachers)
  3. Dictation for Gmail
  4. ChatSonic – Harness the power of ChatGPT, but without switching tabs.  The extension lets you craft emails directly in any tab of your chrome browser.  It can generate summarized answers to google queries, quick recaps of long email threads, and effortlessly respond to emails directly in gmail.
  5. Bitly
  6. Snippet Web Highlighter – Highlighter tool to annotate websites and PDF, import Kindle highlights and more.  Simply use your mouse to select and highlight text snippets on any website or PDF.  Click the “Add” button on any image to highlight and save charts, graphs or other images from all around the web. You can disable the “Add” button from the extension Options page. You can still highlight images by right-clicking on the image and choose “Add to Snippet”.  Highlight screen regions by capturing screenshots directly from the extension
  7. Nimbus Capture – Record and Annotate videos. Capture screenshots from screen.  Used by Several Million users on different platforms.  Screen capture whole or partial screenshots on any size of screen using our awesome screencast recorder.  Annotate and edit screenshots and screen cast in our powerful image editor and screenshot tool.  Screencasts — record video screen from your screen and webcam using the video recorder.
  8. Quillbot – Improve Your Writing with QuillBot’s Grammar Checker, Paraphrasing Tool & Summarizer
  9. ToDoist – Ranked as “the best to-do list right now” by The Verge, Todoist is used by 25 million people to organize, plan and collaborate on projects, both big and small.  Use Todoist for Chrome to:  Add websites as tasks: Add a blog post to your reading list. Save an item to your wishlist. Add work tasks to follow up on.  Plan your day: Quickly organize your tasks for the day right from the extension.Complete tasks from the browser: Once your tasks are done, check them off without switching context.
  10. CoffeelingsA mini journal tucked into your browser.  Your own personal mini journal & mood tracker. Choose a coffee roast to match your mood, write up journal entries, and interact with a calendar that grows a little bit every day.

Guise 10 Picks

  1. Google Translate
  2. Print Friendly PDF 
  3. Mote
  4. ScreenPal

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  1. Extensity
  2. OneTab
  3. LINER Chat GPT AI Assistant
  4. Unsplash for Chrome
  5. TextBlaze
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  7.  Tango

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Need a Presenter?

As experienced presenters and content creators, you can contact Nick and Guise to speak at your school, event, or conference. They can customize a workshop that meets your organization’s unique time and content needs. While no topic is out of bounds, GotTechED is best known for sessions on:

  • AI For Teachers, Admin, and Parents
  • 1:1 Chromebook Integration
  • EdTech Throwdown
  • TargetED Learning
  • Gamification (Badge Systems)
  • Game-Based Learning (Escape Rooms, Amazing Race, and more)
  • Google apps and extensions
  • Personalized learning and Choice Boards
  • Teacher productivity (Lesson Planning, Online Grading. and Feedback)
  • Digital content creation
  • Student Podcasting
  • Screencasting
  • Flipped Classroom
  • Student-Centered Learning

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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