iTRT Technology Spotlight
Give it a read, it's tech-tacular!
New Year's Technology Resolutions
If so, contact your iTRTs! We would love to kick off 2015 with some fresh tech ideas!
Have an ol'project that could be refreshed with technology?
Interested in Google tools?
Looking for a way to embed these tools into your classroom instruction?
We've got ideas for that!
To use Chrome, or not to use Chrome, that is the question.
Google Chrome is fast, secure, and simple to use.
Google Chrome allows you, and your students, to access apps and extensions that will reinforce instruction and improve learning.
What are Google Apps and Extensions? See below!
Located in the upper left hand corner of your Chrome web browser.
Use Google Chrome to search the web!
Icons located in the upper right hand corner of your Chrome browser indicate your extensions.
What are Chrome apps and extensions?
Apps have the following advantages over desktop software programs:
- Apps install in seconds. You don’t even have to restart your browser or computer to start using them.
- Your apps are always available. No matter what computer you’re using, you can always access your apps.
- Apps are always up-to-date. Because apps are hosted on the web, you don't have to worry about updating to the latest version.
- Apps won’t crash your computer. If you’re having trouble with an app, just close its tab in the browser. Your browser and computer won’t be affected.
An extension is a small software program that can enhance and modify the functionality of the Chrome browser. Extensions can be located on the Chrome browser window in the upper right hand corner. The extensions are symbolized with icons (like the ones seen above).
Cool Apps and Extensions!
Readability: Readability zaps clutter and saves web articles in a comfortable reading view. IT provides a better way to read online, turning any web page into a comfortable reading view right in your web browser.
Too Long, Didn't Read: TLDR creates a summary of any web article without leaving the original page. TLDR provides a streamlined way to get a condensed synopsis of news, posts, and other online articles for easy reading.
Apps: Check these out: Spelling City, BUILD, Realtime Board, PowToon, and Google Classroom.
Want to get an app or extension on all your students' Chrome browsers? Email Gary Cimorelli!