There are no shortage of Chrome Extensions in the Chrome Web Store!
To help you narrow down the Chrome extensions that are useful for teachers, we have put together a list of my favourite ones.
This is by no means an exhaustive list. If I have missed one of your favourites, please let us know about it in the comment section below.
In the next post I will share my favourite Chrome apps for teachers
My favourite Chrome extensions for teachers
LastPass is an online password storage system. This Chrome extension is the one reason I could never leave Chrome as my main browser!
2. Save to Google Drive
Save to Google Drive allows you to easily clip content and save screen captures to Google Drive
3. Awesome Screenshot Capture and Annotate
Awesome Screenshot capture and Annotate is a necessity on Chromebooks. It allows you to snip content, annotate over the top and then save directly to Drive
4. Webpage screenshot
The Webpage screenshot Chrome extension will rock your world. Not only does it allow you to capture your screen, but it allows you to capture the website and then edit the content on that capture without changing the font, text size, images etc. It allows for some brilliant writing tasks for students.
5. Save to Pocket
The Save to Pocket Chrome extension allows you to save websites and web content for viewing later – even if you are online. I use this all the time before travelling.
6. Too many tabs for Chrome
If you are like me, you will have way too many tabs open in your Chrome browser. This reduces battery life and performance. Too many tabs for Chrome allows you to easily see what tabs are open and then suspend those tabs for viewing later.
I love the suspend tab option – I use it to save tabs that I don’t have time to get to. You can log out of Google, sign back in and your tabs are preserved.
TLDR stands for too long don’t read. The is cool chrome extension will summarise pages for your and give you various length summaries. Brilliant!Check out these great #chrome #extensions for #teachers Click To Tweet
8. Select and Speak
This Chrome extension will read text off a page for you. Simply select the text and right click to speak. Obviously, this is great for students struggling to read, but you can creatively use this in your classroom in so many ways. One example is, select some text that the grammar is wrong and ask the students how you could re-write this to make it sound correct.
Clearly swipes a webpage and removes all adds, comments, images and distraction!
Spreed is a speed reading extension. When you are on a website, you can click the spreed link and 1 word at a time is presented against a black background. You can adjust the speed that the text is displayed, increase the font size etc. I have build my speed up to reading 900 words a minute. This extension is also great for people with ADD 🙂