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Chrome Browser

Chrome Browser was introduced in 2008 and has continued to be updated and found to be extremely useful in education. If you don’t have the browser, you can download it here.

Chrome Browser Tips & Tricks

Chrome Apps

Chrome apps are mini programs you can add to your Google account or Chromebook. They can be found and downloaded at the Chrome Web Store. A few popular Chrome apps for education are listed below, but feel free to explore the store on your own to find what you’re looking for.

Chrome Extensions

Chrome extensions are mini programs you can add to your Google Chrome browser that add extra features. They can be found and downloaded at the Chrome Web Store. A few popular Chrome extensions are listed below, but feel free to explore the store on your own to find what you’re looking for. You can also check out the recommendations on this site from Beebom.

  • AdblockPlus (blocks ads, malware, and trackers)
  • Cite This For Me (create APA, MLA, Chicago, or Harvard citations with the click of a button)
  • Clearly (for Evernote users – clear ads and comments, save websites or articles to your Evernote account)
  • Google Docs Quick Create (click on the extension and select what type of Google file you want to create)
  • Google Translate (highlight or right-click a section of text and translate it)
  • LastPass (save and generate passwords securely)
  • OneTab (convert all open tabs into one webpage of links)
  • Read&Write for Google (text to speech utility)
  • Save to Google Drive (save web content or screen capture directly to Google Drive)
  • ShortenMe (goo.gl URL shortener and QR code generator)

Google

Google Drive Add-Ons

Google Drive Add-Ons are extra features you can add to your Google Drive creators (documents, sheets, and forms). They can be found when you have a document, spreadsheet, or form open within the “Add-ons” option in the menu bar. A few popular Drive add-ons are listed below, but feel free to explore on your own to find what you’re looking for.

  • Google Docs Add-Ons
    • Easy Accents (open a sidebar to quickly insert accented characters into your Doc)
    • EasyBib (bibliography and citation generator, formats in MLA, APA, and Chicago style)
    • g(Math) (create graphs and plotting points, write complex math directly in your Google Doc)
    • Kaizena (track and rate skills, rubric criteria, or standards on students’ Google Docs, leave voice comments, leave feedback for students, and more)
    • Lucidchart Diagrams (create and insert flowcharts, mindmaps, and more)
    • Table of Contents (automatically creates table of contents in the sidebar that can be clicked through for easy document navigation)
  • Google Sheets Add-Ons
    • autoCrat (mail merge tool that creates PDFs or shared documents from spreadsheet data)
    • Doctopus (teacher-built tool for scaffolding, managing, organizing, and assessing student projects)
    • Flubaroo (helps you quickly grade and analyze online assignments and assessments (Google Forms) as well as email scores to students)
    • g(Math) (create graphs and plotting points, write complex math directly in your Google Sheets)
  • Google Forms Add-Ons
    • Choice Eliminator (eliminates one option from a multiple choice, list, or checkbox question after the teacher takes the quiz for the answer key)
    • formLimiter (shuts off a Google Form after a max number of responses or at a date and time)