Google Chrome

Self-Paced Professional Development Course

What is Google Chrome?

Google Chrome is a web browser with some special features that set it apart from Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer. Sign into Chrome with your Google account, and you’ll be able to add extensions that let you do amazing things - everything from screenshots to split screen windows and lots more. You’ll also be able to access your bookmarks and history from any device that has Chrome.

How can I use it to enhance & transform my classroom?

  • Students can look up ANYTHING they want to know… and so can you! The phase “Google it” has become part of modern culture. Although you can access the Google search engine from any browser, Chrome (being another Google App itself) has it built right in. Just type your search in the address box and skip the step of actually going to Google.

  • Access Google Apps like Classroom, Drive, Docs, etc. quickly with the app manager (a.k.a. “the waffle”)

  • Chrome extensions can make everything more efficient and accessible. Look for extensions that fulfill your classroom needs, whatever they are. Students with special needs or modifications may especially benefit from the use of extensions.

  • Using a different device at home than at school? Sign in to Chrome on both devices and you’ll be able to easily get back to a website in your history on the opposite device. No more trying to remember how you found it or what it was called.

Self-Paced Training

Things to Read and Watch

6 Google Chrome Tips That Will Change Your Life
5 Favorite Chrome Extensions for Educators

Learn by Doing

  • Sign into Chrome with your Google account

    • hint… if you don’t see “Sign into Chrome” when you click the menu, you may already be signed in! Look for your name in the top right corner!

  • Set one or more pages as your homepage(s) to open when you start Chrome

  • Pin at least one tab that you want to always have open.

  • Add two extensions that you think will increase your productivity or enhance your classroom.


Please note… to receive your badge for some courses, you will need to be able to do a screenshot. An extension such as Awesome Screenshot Minus is useful for this, especially if you are unsure of your device’s screenshot capabilities.

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Complete the form below to show what you've learned and accomplished! Once reviewed, you'll receive your badge and PGP certificate.


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Rachel Porter

I'd love to help you become more proficient with Google Chrome. Contact me with questions specific to your classroom!