Google Chrome extensions are small software programs that can modify and enhance the functionality of the Chrome browser. They extend Google Chrome’s abilities by adding a button for the extension next to the address bar.
Here are nine of our favorite Google Chrome extensions:
AdBlock: Remove those pesky ads on websites that students frequently visit.
Cabulary: Create vocabulary flash cards from words on any website.
CraftyText: Project large text from a computer or Chromebook.
Extensify: Manage extensions on your toolbar by quickly enabling or disabling them.
OneTab: Reduce the clutter of multiple browser tabs.
Save as PDF: Save a web page directly to a PDF with just one click.
TLDR (Too Long Didn’t Read): Create summaries of any website article.
Tab Glue: Puts all of your Chrome tabs together again in a single click.
Tab Scissors: Divide one browser window into two.
Ongoing, in-person professional development or weekly Google+ Hangouts should devote at least a few minutes to allow everyone to share new extensions they’ve discovered. But be careful: Some extensions you install on your Chrome browser might cause sudden browser crashes and other issues.
Access our ebook, “12 Ways to Safely Adopt Google Apps into Your School,” to learn more ways help technology facilitators with user adoption and to help ensure that GAFE will be safe for teachers and students.