Tag Archives: Chrome

Digital Citizenship: Sign Out of Chrome

Perhaps you’ve seen a wayward Facebook post saying how awesome the spouse is; clearly the actual account holder forgot to log out of their Facebook. Students, in particular, are using school computers where it is important to remember to sign out of accounts. Teaching students to log out of their accounts is an important part of […]

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For Students – Google Classroom: Classroom Split – Chrome Extension

Classroom Split Chrome extension is for students to help them view Google Classroom directions side by side with their work. Previously I had commissioned a Chrome extension that made grading with Google Classroom easier. The extension “Gradebook Split” allowed you to insert your online gradebook web address and have it automatically open up side by […]

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Snagit Chrome Extension: Share the Google Drive Folder

Update The Snagit Chrome extension is no longer available. However, you can save screenshots and screen recordings to Google Drive using the full version Snagit ($30). You will want to follow the same steps below to update the folder settings. I love the save to Google Drive feature of the full version Snagit, I highly […]

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4 Chrome Extensions September 2015

Here are another 4 Chrome extensions you and your students may find useful. For the list of my blog posts on Chrome extensions, click here. Giphy Adding fun animated GIF’s to your Google Docs can be a great way to engage with students. Students can have fun adding animated images to their presentation to illustrate the […]

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Google Classroom Chrome Extension

Recently Google Classroom came out with the ability for websites to have a share to Google Classroom button. One of my favorite examples is Flat (https://flat.io/en) which allows for collaborative music composition online. With the click of a button teachers can assign Flat to their music students right to the Google Classroom stream. Students can […]

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Side by Side Windows – You Need Them

I sent a tweet yesterday saying if you do not have side by side windows as a teacher you’re wasting a lot of time for different things. As a teacher we are required to multi-task. At a bare minimum, you need to read student work and use the gradebook. More and more our work is […]

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Google Chrome: Bring Back Your Tabs

Maybe you’re like me, and you rock 42 tabs at once in Google Chrome. This can really slow down your computer. The more tabs you have, the slower your machine is going to run. I sometimes need to restart my laptop to regain its zip. Note: I use the Chrome extension “Too Many Tabs” to […]

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Improve Your Writing with Grammarly

I have been trying out the Google Chrome extension Grammarly. It has been helping me to look less foolish in my blog posts and tweets. Grammarly works on almost every web page to check your spelling, grammar, tone of voice, and more! Spelling and Grammar While I am typing a blog post or composing a tweet, […]

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4 Chrome Extensions for Teachers – May 2015

SimpleExtManager  If you are like me, you have way way way too many Chrome extensions. The more extension you have, the more likely you are to run into your browser crashing or running slowly. SimpleExtManager allows you to toggle your Chrome extensions on and off. For those extensions that you use less regularly you can […]

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Try This Tabbed Browser Workflow – Control 2

For my classes I teach I create the agenda on a website. This means the students need to have my class website open in a tab all the time. The students are also taking notes (usually collaboratively) on a Google Doc. They also have a digital portfolio that they maintain to demonstrate all of their […]

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Control Shift T – Resurrect a Tab

Users of Chrome who have accidentally closed a tab can bring the tab back by holding down the Control and the Shift key and pressing T. Mac users use Command Shift T. Control T Control T will create a new tab. Control Shift T Control Shift T will bring back a tab you have closed. You […]

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4 Chrome Extensions for Teachers – March 2015

Here are 4 additional Chrome Extensions that might be useful for teachers. Click Here for the full list Table Capture If a webpage contains tables of data this Chrome Extension allows you to copy the data or send it to a Google Sheet. This is particularly handy for students who are doing research for a project […]

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Google Classroom: Students Need Side by Side Windows

A teacher was telling me that her students were asking for a printed version of the Google Classroom directions. No printing is needed if students resize the windows on their computer to have Google Classroom directions on one side of the screen and their work on the other side. If students are using Google Chrome […]

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Chrome Extension – Gradebook Split

The Chrome Extension Gradebook Split automatically places your students digital work on the left of your screen and opens up your gradebook on the right hand side of the screen. When grading student work that is digital, the challenge can be efficiently entering feedback and scores into the gradebook. The trick to entering feedback and scores […]

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4 Chrome Extensions for Teachers – December 2014

More Chrome Extensions for teachers. To access previous blog posts on Chrome extensions for teachers Click Here. Office Editing for Docs, Sheets and Slides When launching an Office document the default for Google Drive is to show it in preview mode. If you would like to edit the Office document you will want to use this […]

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