What is a Chrome Extension?
“Extensions are small software programs that can modify
and enhance the functionality of the Chrome browser.”
WHAT does A CHROME EXTENSION look like?
Extensions, that are installed, appear to right of the URL address bar (also called the “omnibox”).
Where can you get CHROME EXTENSIONs?
Chrome Extensions are available thru the Chrome Webstore located at https://chrome.google.com/webstore/
HOW DO YOU INSTALL A CHROME EXTENSION?
- Click on the “+ FREE” blue box
- Click “Add” in the pop up box
- Your newly installed extension now appears to the right of the URL address bar.
Seven Recommend CHROME EXTENSIONs
1. Evernote Clipper
Evernote Clipper allows you to conveniently send information to your Evernote account. People who use Evernote, love Evernote! It’s the absolute best way to organize practically everything that is digital. Evernote Clipper allows you to not only send web information directly to Evernote, it also so allows you to annotate a webpage before saving it.
goo.gl is a convient URL shortener. In addition to shortening a URL, goo.gl wil also provide you with analytics and a QR code. Having this extension at the top of your Chrome browser will prove to be very helpful.
3. Tab cloud
If you have multiple tabs opened within Chrome, with Tab Cloud you can save all the open tabs as one set.
4. Permanent Clipboard
If you are commenting on Google Docs, then this is for you! Teachers often find themselves making 75% of the same comments to 75% of the students. Use Permanent Clipboard to store multiple comments.
Easybib extension automatically creates citations and bibliographies in MLA, APA, or Chicago/Turabian styles. The citation included at the top of this post was made with using the EasyBib extension.
“Spreed – speed read the web” Simply highlight the text right click and select “Spreed selected text.” Spreed does help you read online content faster. You can choose the number of words seen at a time, and the number of words per minute.
Side Note: Spreed only works with text that is posted online. If you want to do the same thing, but with text from a document (of pdf), use website AccelaReader. (A Chrome app for AccelaReader is available.)
Speak it converts text to speech using Google and iSpeech abilities. Not only for students who need help in reading, but it is also can be used to assist students in proof-reading / editing papers.
Do you have a favorite Chrome extension not listed above.
Please leave a comment and share your recommendation.