I have really gotten excited about Chrome Extensions lately and wanted to share. Chrome Extensions are small micro-programs that enable your Chrome browser to do things that a web browser normally can’t do. I LOVE extensions!

For me Extensions make working in a Chrome browser easier and a no-brainer. I am also a heavy Google user, so the Google Chrome browser just makes sense. I thought I would share with you a few of my favorite Extensions, where to find them and how to install them.

First of all, in order to find Chrome Extensions you must go to the Chrome Web Store. The easiest way to get there is to google “Chrome Web Store”. Once in the store on the left hand side choose Extensions (not Apps).  Search for an Extension and click on “Add to Chrome”. Once installed the Extension appears in top of your window next to your Omnibar or URL address bar (where you type the websites in). Here is a quick video demonstrating how to install an extension.

Some of my favorite teacher productivity Chrome Extensions are:
  • Tab Snooze  – Allows you to “snooze” tabs until you are ready to use them
  • Goo.gl Shortener – Lets you shorten URL and it is the easiest way to create QR Codes ever!
  • Extensity – A manager to allow you turn on and off extensions easily
  • Screencastify – A VERY simple way to do screen recordings and save them to Google Drive
  • CraftyText – Created by a teacher for teachers. Lets you enlarge the text of anything typed
  • Clipboard History 2 – Save your entire clipboard history
If you have some favorites please share below, if you explore and “discover” some new ones, please share below. Together we all learn more!

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