Free – Google’s platform Fast Reliable It has overtaken IE as the top browser Stable across all platforms Has all these amazing free add-ons to improve browsing from the Chrome webstore Sign in to multiple accounts – fantastic feature
Omnibox Bookmarks ExtensionsProfiles Applications
You can add backgrounds (via Amy Mayer)
The link to theChrome Web app store
Type in the name you are looking for
Click on the one you want to install and follow theprompts…
Turn OFF the Lights is a fantastic little extension that will take YouTubevideos and darken the entire screen around the video leaving your video litup! The focus will be solely on the video you want to show the students inyour classroom! No distractions! The entire page will be darkened, so youcan watch the video as if you were in the cinema. Click again and the pagewill return back as normal. Look at this before and after comparison. Before After
This is SO useful for your students especially primaryschool students. This tool can be very useful whenstudents are researching as whenever they doubleclick on a word the meaning is displayed as shownbelow. The meaning simply pops up in a yellow box.
This is a great annotation tool. With this toolyou can capture the whole page or anyportion, and annotate it with rectangles,circles, arrows, lines and text, blur sensitiveinfo, etc.
This takes a picture of your web page immediately andall you have to do is save it. It is like Printscreen exceptthat you can also do the following to the page:*Draw*Edit*Cut*Change*Resolution*WriteComments*Share viaGmail
This is described as ‘The most popular Chrome extension, withover 10 million users! Blocks ads all over the web.’ How oftenare you in YouTube and the ads start appearing? It is mostannoying. AdBlock It works automatically: just click "Add toChrome," then visit your favourite website and see the adsdisappear!
Whenever you are in a website and you want toshorten the link to promote it on Facebook orTwitter, the URL shortener is right there on thebrowser bar. You cick on it and it gives you theshortened version to copy.
This is useful if you want to open a Google Doc and writesomething.
This extension lets you download web pages as PDFs in one click.It uses https://pdfcrowd.com html to pdf online service. This cansave loads of time when wanting to download an interestingresource to use later.
This is a useful extension if you collaborate a lot on Google Docs. Itcould be very useful to a teacher. It notifies you if your Google Docschange. If you have shared some documents with others on Google Docsyou normally have to go and check whether anyones modified them.This Chrome extension will list your shared documents that wereupdated since the last time you have viewed them right from yourbrowser bar.
Diigo is a MUST for anyone who surfs the Internet. The extension addedto your browser enables you to quickly save something for later andopen it again on any computer where you have signed into Chrome. Youjust click on the icon and it opens a box that will enable you to tag theresource very easily. It is a case of:1) Click on the extension icon2) Choose ‘bookmark’3) Add the tag name4) Click on save
You might want to send the whole page to Google Docs eitheras a document or a PDF and store it there.
Highlight the text that you want read, click on Text to Speech and sitback and listen!
With more and more students going online in class, these extensions could really assist students with what they need to do in a task right there in the browser. The time-saving ability that these extensions bring to a classroom is amazing.