Chrome extensions & Google add-ons

Adding Productivity to the classroom

Today's Agenda

Welcome and introduction

Purpose:


  • Today we will explore google extensions and google add-ons and evaluate which extension/add-ons will provide learning support and productivity for the teacher and student.

Agenda


  1. Demonstrate how to sync chrome
  2. How to use google store to search for extension
  3. How to search for google add-ons in google doc
  4. In your group, one person will roll the die.
  • Whatever category is rolled will determine where the group will start exploring, for example, roll read then scroll to the reading category below and choose an extension from the list under Reading.
  • Each group member will pick a different extension, add it to chrome, use it and then complete the questions on the google form.
  • It is important to complete the questions on the google form before you move on. By completing those questions, co-workers will be able to view your evaluation of an extension or add-on.
  • You have 10 minutes to explore and evaluate the extension. When the timer goes off you will roll the die to explore another extension/add-on.

Chrome extensions

Definition:

Google defines chrome extensions as "applications that run inside the Chrome browser and provide additional functionality, to your work."


Extensions can make things more accessible to you and your classroom, clip a section of a web page to view and discuss or share with a co-worker, define a word, have passages read to you, find the Lexile of a passage, make notes on a web page.



Criteria for choosing an extension is that it should increase your efficiency, add benefits to your classroom content, allow you to connect with other teachers, students, parents and enhance your workflow.


Citation:

TeachThought,. (2015). 50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers. Retrieved 3 January 2016, from http://www.teachthought.com/the-future-of-learning/technology/50-of-the-best-google-chrome-extensions-for-teachers/

How To Install and Remove Google Chrome Extensions - Google Chrome Tutorial

Reading

Selected extensions for reading support

Google Dictionary

Readability

Hypothesis

Skim.it

Newsela

Open Dyslexic

Smmry

Multi-highlight

Spread

Snagit

Clean Print

Word Cloud website preview

Differentiation

Selected extensions for differentiation for learning support.

Clean Print

Speak it

announcify

Speechifier

Clearly

Mighty Text

Translate

Spread

Noisli

Mind the word (ELL)

Snagit

Clipular

Clean Print

Word Cloud website preview

Highlight keywords for google search


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Writing

Selected extensions for writing support

Cite this for me

Ginger/Grammerly

Google Dictionary

Google Docs quick create

Draftback

Clipular

Snagit

Clean Print

Point

Productivity (Utility)

The selected extensions are used to increase Productivity for the teacher/students

Awesome Screenshot

Adblock

Point

Snagit

Clipular

Pocket

Recording

Screencastify

Timer

Goo.gl URL Shortener

Save to drive

Hangouts call

Tab Cloud

Keep awake

Tab scissors and tab glue

Google Docs quick create

Print Friendly and PDF

What is Google Add-on?

Definition

Google add-ons is a third party plug-in that takes usage of google docs and sheets to a higher level of functionality.


Criteria for selection is determined by functionality and benefits to classroom content, and to connect with teachers, students, parents.

How to find and choose add-ons

Add-ons for Google Docs & Sheets

Google add-on selected for various learning supports in the classroom

Google read and write

Kaizen

Easy bib

Teacher rubric

Word Cloud Generator

Open clipart

Rhyme finder

Pro Writing Aid