Chrome Extension for Teaching
No trade is without proper tools the same is said of a successful teaching. For those using Chrome as their preferred browser, you will find that there are some great Google Chrome extension to enhance your teaching efforts.
What exactly is an extension?
An extension is a tool runs within your Chrome browser. They are amazing little programs that add functionality to the Chrome browser and enhance your browsing experience. Many of the Google Chrome extensions can be very handy for teachers.
Why are extensions good for teachers?
Chrome extensions make you a better teacher. Anytime you can be more efficient; it makes you better at your job. There are 100’s of extensions added to the Web Store every day. It’s advisable to install anything that
sounds useful. Once a month, look through the ones on your toolbar, if you haven’t used it or don’t know what it
is, delete it. It’s that simple!
Following are 5 Chrome extensions that will save teachers time and improve your teaching experience. To add them to your browser, visit the Chrome Web Store.
This extension makes any website or article instantly readable by stripping all the things you don’t want to see, plainly and simply. You can copy the text, share it, and resize to meet your needs with the comfy red couch icon of Readability.
2.Screencastify Screen Recorder
Screencastify is an extension that provides an easy way for users to record their computer screen. You can record with or without audio and save the files directly to your Google Drive. Not sure why or how you might use a screen recorder? Think about how many times you’ve repeated the same directions over and over again.
Next time, simply record your computer screen and share the video with your students via Drive or Classroom.
Spruce up the written language with this awesome Chrome extension! Grammarly employs a contextual spell checker that can detect incorrect use of commonly confused words such as choose/chose, affect/effect, there/their/they’re, and many more. It will also scan your text for proper use of more than 250 advanced grammar rules, spanning everything from subject-verb agreement to dangling participles. Grammarly even goes a step above by offering word choice suggestions to strengthen your sentences. It is a must-have extension for teachers.
4.Save to Google Drive
Use this extension to save web content directly to Google Drive, which is sure to be a time saver for teachers and students using Google Classroom.
What teacher doesn’t need to set a timer for tasks? This quick and easy timer is perfect for telling students they have 5 minutes to finish up the project they are working on. Click on the icon to the right of the Omnibox and move the dial to the desired time.
6. Save As PDF
This extension allows to easily convert web pages to pdf so you can share with the class or save for reference purpose. The toolbar button is updated after each conversion. The available options include page size, page orientation, margins, password protection, initial view, etc.
No matter what you are looking for to extend Chromes functionality, you will be sure to find an extension to do just that. Now, understand that there are still many extensions be created and above is just a list of some of the excellent Google Chrome Extensions for teaching.