Education Technology

Top 10 Chrome extensions to simplify teachers' lives

Team ScooNews
Top 10 Chrome extensions to simplify teachers' lives

Google Chrome has become the de facto internet browser surpassing competition, with Safari, Firefox, and IE combined well below Chrome’s nearly-50% market share. Over the last weekend, Team ScooNews spent sometime curating some of the best Chrome extensions for teachers. Our selection is based on criteria such as popularity of the extensions, ratings, ease of use, increased efficiency and relevance to educators...etc. 

According to Google - Google Chrome Extensions are “applications that run inside the Chrome browser and provide additional functionality, integration with third party websites or services, and customized browsing experiences.”  

Please note that too many extensions can slow your browser down, and speed is one of Chrome’s shining points.

Awesome Screenshot

Capture all or part of any web page. Add annotations, comments, blur sensitive info, and share with one-click uploads.  Awesome Screenshot is the highest-rated screen capture & image annotation tool on Chrome with over 2 million users.

Blocksi Web Filter

Blocksi is the top rated extension for Web & Youtube Filtering, Internet access time management and trend analysis for Chrome and Chromebooks. 

Grammarly

Grammarly makes sure your messages, documents, and social media posts are clear, mistake-free, and impactful. Adding Grammarly to Chrome means spelling and grammar will be vetted on Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Tumblr, and nearly everywhere else you write on the web. https://goo.gl/iYjBLn

ImTranslator

ImTranslator translates selected text, words (Dictionary), phrases and webpages between more than 100 languages using 3 translation providers.

Kami

Kami - PDF and Document Markup for Chrome allows you to annotate, markup, and collaborate on your PDF, document, or image files. It works with Google Drive & Google Classroom.

Mercury Reader

The Mercury Reader extension for Chrome removes ads and distractions, leaving only text and images for a clean and consistent reading view on every site

OneNote Web Clipper

OneNote Web Clipper lets you quickly clip all or part of a web page into OneNote and save it for later. Clip images, PDFs, videos or a visual bookmark of a page. Best of all, you can access them from any computer, tablet or phone – even when you're offline.

Spiral Clip

Spiral Clip turns any public video into a live chat with questions and quizzes. This Chrome Extension allows teachers to import videos into Spiral directly from YouTube.

Sticky Notes

Sticky Notes is a perfect tool for taking quick notes. Its fast, secure, and private. 

Todoist

Todoist is a beautifully simple to-do list. View, add, organize, complete, and delegate tasks right from your browser.

The list is in no way comprehensive and there are many other apps which may have to be included here but for practical purposes, the ScooNews web team limited the list to the apps featured here.

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