Tab Sissors and Tab Glue

Google Tricks for Teachers

WHY Use Tab Scissors & Tab Glue?

Tab Scissors splits a window into two at the selected tab. This simple tab organization tool divides one window into two on the same screen. If you have at least two tabs in the selected Chrome window, it will split that window into two smaller side-by-side windows. All the tabs on the left side of the selected tab will stay in the left window, and the rest will move to the window on the right. It is especially helpful for those who have lots of tabs opened at the same time. I use this when I am looking at the Google Classroom along with the About Page. I also have the students use these tabs when they are reading or watching a piece while taking notes on the other screen. This tab (Tab Scissors) works best with Tab Glue. Tab Glue is the tool that puts all of your Chrome tabs together into one window with a single click. The new window will put your tabs in the same order your windows were in before.


Download the Extension Tab Scissors and Tab Glue and then share away you can use these two extensions in your job and then have the students download these two extension and share a lesson and screenshot of a student's screen using these two extensions on twitter using the #HeritageExplorers and #HEtechChallenge hashtags.


Load The Extension:

  1. Go to your Chrome Web Store -

  2. At the Chrome Web Store type in

  3. The extension will come up, push the blue button to download the extension.

  4. It will ask you if you want to add this extension, push ADD.

  5. You will now see a pair of scissors on your extension bar.

  6. Now go through the same steps, except for this time you will type in Tab Glue.

  7. The extension will come up, push the blue button to download the extension.

  8. It will ask you if you want to add this extension, push ADD.

  9. You will now see the top of a glue bottle on your extension bar.


  • Now open several tabs, maybe your email and your calendar at the same time. Once you have opened both tabs, click on the scissors icon. You should now see two separate windows open, side-by-side.

  • Now click on the Glue Lid and watch the two windows turn into one window.

  • For your tweet, note how you will use these extensions in your job to make it more effective, noting Tab Scissors & Tab Glue.

  • Now plan an assignment where the students watch a video or read an article, and take notes on a different google doc. Or look at a picture on one screen and infer it meaning on a separate google doc. Or maybe you want them to have an article and also take a test in a Google Form, using the article or their notes on the test. Once you have decided on an assignment, find time for the students to download the same extensions.

  • With your assignment in mind, open up two different tabs, modeling for the students how to use Tab Scissors. An example might be a picture in one tab, a google doc in another tab. Then have them hit the scissors and see the screen split. They may now complete the assignment, submit the assignment and then glue the tabs back together, glue tab.

See the Results

  • Take a screenshot of how you are using it for yourself and share the picture of your screenshot on twitter using the #HeritageExplorers hashtag. Take another screenshot of how you are using it with students and share your idea and screenshot on twitter using the #HEtechChallenge hashtag. For you to receive your badge for these two extensions you will need to tweet twice.


Cheryl Phillips Always Available to Help!