Ed Tech Tips with E. Mosier
Make your classroom more E-fficient!
New Extensions for the 2018-2019 School Year
Each year, there are several discussions that occur about how technology can make the teaching life more efficient. A part of those discussions are Google Chrome Extensions, which are programs embedded to your browser to offer a customized experience. So, if you have taken a look next to your Google Chrome omnibox, you may have noticed that there are some new icons. Or, you may have noticed that your omnibox is a lot smaller since last year. This is due to even more extensions being approved for your efficiency and use in the classroom. Below are the five new extensions that you may have noticed.
Google Cast for Education
If you are a person who usually has an innumerable amount of tabs open. this extension if just for you. OneTab combines all of your tabs into one tab with a clickable list of links, saving the memory of your computer by up to 95%. Instead of slowing down the speed of your device, this extension is the epitome of efficiency.
The QR Code Extension
This is a highly useful extension! This allows you to generate a QR Code on the current website, or scan a QR Code to visit a certain site. Then, copy and hang around the room so students are able to easily visit websites with a simple scan from their device. A cool way to use this would be to assign a few different tasks located around the room, have students scan the code, complete the task with the given link, and then move on to the next "station."
A portable desktop recorder. Create easy screencasts, edit, and then share the knowledge with students or others. Students can use this to showcase parts of a project that they are proud of. On the reverse side, teachers can easily create screencasts to demonstrate directions without having to continually explain them.