Techie Tidbit Tuesday

January 26, 2016

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I learned about some really cool Chrome extensions at Google Academy Day 2 with Kasey Bell and want to share with all of you. Sharing is caring!


Extensions are small software programs that can provide you with added features to your browser. Follow these steps to add an extension to your Chrome browser:


  1. Click on the pancake (3 lines) icon in the upper right corner of your screen.
  2. Click on "More Tools"
  3. Click on "Extensions"
  4. Scroll all the way down and click on "Get more extensions"
  5. You've entered the Chrome Web Store. You can search for extensions here.
  6. Type in the name of the extension and hit enter.
  7. Locate the extension and click on "Add to Chrome:

Tool(s) of the Week: Chrome extensions

I believe the following four extensions will make your life a little easier :)

Send from Gmail

When you click on this extension icon located in your tool bar, it will compose a Gmail message to quickly share a link via email. For example, if you were conducting research or reading an article you'd like to save for later, you can send it directly to yourself through email.

Share to Classroom

I noticed a few of you were starting to use Google Classroom. Great! This extension will help you create and organize assignments quickly right from your Chrome tool bar and push web pages to any of your Classroom classes.

Boomerang for Gmail

Boomerang allows you to schedule emails to be sent at a future time. Write a message now and send it later, even if you're not online. You can track messages and schedule reminder right from Gmail.

Google Calendar

Get a button on your browser toolbar that you can easily click to see upcoming events from your Google calendar. Also quickly add new events from websites you visit.

Tip of the Week: Google Books

GoogleBooks is a service provided by Google that allows you to search the full text of books and magazines that Google has scanned into their database. Check it out!

Student Spotlight

The Six Flags Read to Succeed Program is off to a great start! 360 minutes of recreational reading by February 19 can earn a student a free Six Flags ticket. Several students have been busy keeping others motivated to read. Check out this video!
Bennett

About the Author

Library Media Specialist and Technology Integration Coach at Miss May Vernon Elementary.