In this blog post, we're going to be looking at a range of different Google Chrome add-ons/extensions that you can use with your Google Chrome browser. Google Chrome add-ons/extensions are fantastic for educators as they can make your life a little bit easier, enhance the learning of your students, and even just be a fun addition for your children to engage with.
We'll be looking at some of my favorite Google Chrome add-ons and to make this as efficient and time-saving as possible for you, I'll be linking all of the different add-ons that I mention in the description with timestamps so you can quickly go through each one. If you enjoy the blog post, feel free to like it. If you're new to my channel, feel free to subscribe and welcome to the channel.
To add a Google Chrome extension to your browser, it's really simple. You'll go to Google search "Chrome extensions" and come to the Chrome Web Store. Make sure you're signed in to your account and then you'll see a range of different Google Chrome extensions that you can add in. There are loads to choose from.
First up, we have the Bitmoji extension. If you've seen any of my previous Bitmoji videos, I have a whole playlist full of Bitmoji tutorials to help you create a Bitmoji classroom, which is quite popular at the moment. This Google Chrome extension allows you to add Bitmojis to your classroom, adding a personal element to your lessons and engaging children. To use it, you need to have a Bitmoji account through the app and then you can add in different Bitmojis and all sorts of different things.
GIPHY Next, we have the GIPHY Chrome extension. This extension allows you to add gifts into Google Slides or Google Docs, making things a little more interactive and engaging. It's not going to change education, but it does add that little element of engagement.
Screencastify Another favourite of mine is the Screencastify extension. This is a powerful tool that allows you to record your screen and for children to see your face at the same time. It's a great way for children to see and hear you in real time, making the learning experience more engaging and interactive.
Writing is an essential part of a teacher’s daily routine, from grading papers to writing lesson plans. Grammarly is a great tool to have on hand when writing, as it helps to catch grammatical errors, spelling mistakes, and awkward phrasing. The extension will suggest corrections in real-time, making writing faster and more efficient.
If you’re someone who likes to keep multiple tabs open at once, Tab Resize is an absolute must-have. This extension allows you to split your screen into different sections, which can help you stay organized and more productive. This is especially useful when you need to compare different websites or resources, or when you need to have several windows open at once.
This is a great tool for creating screenshots and annotations. With Awesome Screenshot, you can capture the entire screen, a portion of it, or just a single window. Once you’ve captured your screenshot, you can add arrows, text boxes, and other annotations to help explain the image. This is a great tool for creating tutorial videos or for showing examples in class.
This extension is perfect for teachers who want to keep their notes organized and easily accessible. Google Keep allows you to create lists, set reminders, and add notes quickly and easily. With the Google Keep extension, you can save notes directly from a website or page, making it easier to stay organized and on top of your to-do list.
These are just a few of my favourite Google Chrome add-ons that I recommend for educators. Be sure to check out the full video for a video tutorial on how I use all of them.