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What Can You Create on a Chromebook? Chrome App and Extension Database. There are now 150+ Chrome Apps and Extensions in this database.

Chrome App and Extension Database

I have put together a Google Chrome App and Extension Database for Teachers (also at the bottom of this post) that is loaded with apps and extensions for productivity and classroom integration. If you have followed this blog for any length of time, you probably know that I love the Google Chrome web browser! Google Chrome is the learning environment for all things Google and allows you to customize your browser to fit your needs. Better yet, Google Chrome can be customized to fit the needs of our student learners. Check out some of my previous Chrome posts: The magic of that customization comes from the Chrome Apps and Chrome Extensions available in the Chrome Web Store. What are Chrome Apps? Apps are often enhanced shortcuts that optimize the website or app within the browser. What are Chrome Extensions?

Extensions are installed in the browser and give you added features and abilities to customize your browser. Warning! Author. Using Google Apps for Education to Create Digital Portfolios from Avra Robinson. This post first appeared on Daily Genius.

Using Google Apps for Education to Create Digital Portfolios from Avra Robinson

Google Apps for Education is a wonderful, collaborative program that allows students to create, collect, and curate artifacts of learning. While there is a wide variety of programs that can be used to create digital portfolios, here are four ways that the GAFE suite of programs can facilitate digital portfolio creation. What do we mean by Digital Portfolio? A digital portfolio is a collection of artifacts of learning that demonstrate growth, acquisition of skills or knowledge, and student creativity over time.

Too often, the focus lies more on gathering lots of content in a single location and publishing to the web. Collect First, students and teachers need to collect artifacts that demonstrate student learning. 100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators. Google Classroom allows teachers to easily manage student work and teaching with Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Spreadsheets and anything Google.

100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators

This handy tool has opened up the doors of blended learning and collaborative classrooms like never before. Teachers wanting to implement Google Classroom can use these resources to get started, level up their learning, or become a pro at all things Google. But there are so many sites! I’ve spent several weeks combing through resources and have picked some of my favorites. What are yours? I’ll keep updating this page as I add resources. Updated: March 17, 2017. 15 Best Google Drive Add-Ons for Education. Must-Have Classroom Apps and Tools! - Google Slides. Pear Deck + Google Classroom. Optimizing Chromebooks in the Classroom - HOME. Google Classroom Tutorial and Ideas For the Classroom. Grading with Doctopus and Goobric - Optimizing Chromebooks in the Classroom.

Google Classroom - Optimizing Chromebooks in the Classroom. Online Assessments with Google Forms - Google Docs. 40 Ways to Use Google Apps for Education- August 2014 - Google Slides. 50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom. Everything There Is to Know about Google Docs… in 30 Minutes. Extensity: The Essential Chrome Extension Everyone Needs. Extensity is one extension to rule them all.

Extensity: The Essential Chrome Extension Everyone Needs

It will turn on and off other Chrome extensions and keep your browser running lightning fast. It is so important that installing extensity is my #1 essential tip for Chromebooks. Try it. Please! Every time I share this one at a conference, someone will thank me OUT LOUD spontaneously, like they can’t help it. Google Chrome is fast. 1. 2. With this handy tool, you can turn on and off other extensions with one click. Extensity Tutorial Video Here’s a 2-minute tip from my YouTube Channel where I show you how this works. If You Have Google Chromebooks Extensity is the first extension I teach students and teachers to install. But why do you need to turn extensions on and off? So, stay fast. Download a Free Sample of Jennifer Gonzalez's Technology for Teachers 2016 Here's a PDF with some favorite apps and new ones too. Google Tip: Super Easy Classroom Timer. As teachers we frequently need a timer.

Google Tip: Super Easy Classroom Timer

Google makes this super easy. In the Omnibox of Google Chrome type in the word “timer.” Typing the word “timer” into the Google search box will launch a timer. The default time is 5 minutes. Simply click on the timer numbers and you will be able to edit to customize the time. On the right hand side of the timer is a box icon, click on this to go full screen. A beeping noise will go off at the end of the timer. Like this: Like Loading...