There are literally HUNDREDS of integrations, apps and extensions for Google and Chrome. Here are a few of our favorites!
Share directly to Google Classroom! If you’re ever on a site you’d like to share with one of your Classrooms or push a website to open on your student Chromebooks, this extension will make things easier for you. Click, choose your classroom and share! You can even choose to create an assignment, ask a question, make an announcement, or just push the URL to the students.
Want to create a dynamic lesson with video content? EDpuzzle is simply the BEST and integrates completely with Google Classroom. Locate an instructional video, embed questions, add personal voice notes, crop the length, assess your students’ understanding and really guide them through a video.
Taking video and images of your screen has never been easier! Nimbus Screenshot and Screencast allows users to capture images and screencasts. Take pictures for tutorials and capture videos while walking students through concepts. Using the annotation tools, you can add arrows, text bubbles, blurring, numbered steps, circles and other elements to your captures. This is a very versatile tool for teachers. Students could use it for projects and tutorials, as well.
Need to crop an image or apply a cool filter? You can do this right from Drive and save the finished file back to your Drive. Simply right click and choose to open with tools like PicMonkey. Connect more apps for more options!
Need something read aloud in Chrome? Read Aloud: A Text to Speech Voice Reader is a great Chrome extension. There are options to change the pitch and speed of the read-aloud voice, as well as choose from a variety of available voice. These features are a wonderful help for students with special needs, those needing fluency practice or ELL students.
Want to SCHEDULE your Gmail? Have you ever needed to email something at a specific time or needed to send a website link to someone on the fly? Now you can schedule email with Gmail to send out emails at a specific time. No need for an extension or add-on. This is built right into Gmail. Plan ahead and save time with Gmail Scheduler!
Do you want to SPARK your students’ learning and creativity? Adobe Spark is a creative and innovative presentation tool for making pages, posts and videos from text and images in an engaging way. Seamless login with a Google Apps account and its easy-to-use interface makes it a wonderful choice for teachers. Teachers are making fantastic and engaging guide for self-pacing students through content. This makes a great addition to any flipped or blended classroom. Read the guide for schools and educators and begin to spark your students’ learning.
Clear away the clutter! Mercury Reader is an excellent tool for use with articles found on the web to literally clear away the website clutter so that you and your students can focus on what is important – the CONTENT! Use this extension to help you and your students.