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5 Chrome Extensions for Teachers – Part 7

Continuing my series on extensions for Google Chrome that are helpful for teachers. Highlight Keywords for Google This handy extension helps you to filter information more efficiently. when the extension is activated you simply do a Google search and the keywords that you used in that search will be highlighted. While initially this may not seem necessary since Google bolds… Read More »5 Chrome Extensions for Teachers – Part 7

Cheat Sheet for Google Docs Keyboard Shortcuts

⌘ + / While in Google Docs if you forget some of the keyboard shortcuts that help make working in a document more efficient, hold down the Command key and then quickly strike the forward slash. Ctrl + / On the PC hold down the Control Key and then a quick tap on the slash key will reveal the shortcuts.

Side by Side Grading

If you are using an online gradebook it can be very handy to have your gradebook side by side with the web tools you are using. I had shared in a previous post a Chrome extension that allows you to have windows side by side, but sometimes it is better to do it manually. If you click on a tab in… Read More »Side by Side Grading

Teaching from a Browser

Very likely you project websites occasionally to demonstrate things to the class or do screencasts of using the internet. Having small font can be a hinderance for students understanding clearly what you are doing. Zooming into the webpage makes for clearer presentations and also screencasts. Note: If you are on a PC you use the CONTROL key instead of the… Read More »Teaching from a Browser

5 Chrome Extensions for Teachers – Part 4

Continuing my series on helpful Chrome extensions for teachers here are 5 additional extensions you might want to try out. Copy All URL’s When finding resources for students you may be like me and end up with multiple tabs open. Using the Copy All URL’s extension will copy all of those tabs to your clipboard, allowing you to paste them… Read More »5 Chrome Extensions for Teachers – Part 4

Creating a Short URL and a QR Code using the ShortenMe Chrome Web Extension

I love to use Google Docs, however, sharing a Google Doc can be a bit of a challenge. The URL on a Google Document can be quite long. https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1WV_5CGA_0oV7dtCKRJA_yXuIYeApbmcbgHUdn22ylaw/edit If I asked my students to type in that URL to access my document I would spend the entire class period trying to get students to the site. To solve this… Read More »Creating a Short URL and a QR Code using the ShortenMe Chrome Web Extension

Use an Incognito Window to Allow Students to Present from Your Computer

Problem: Your teacher computer is connected to the VGA cable to the projector. Students are doing presentations and need to log into their Google account to get to their presentation they are going to do in front of the class. You have to log out of your Google account to let them log in. Solution: If you are using Google… Read More »Use an Incognito Window to Allow Students to Present from Your Computer