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Chrome App and Extension Database. Teacher Recommended: 50 Favorite Classroom Apps. Educators and students are quickly becoming more comfortable with classroom technology, allowing them to shift from thinking about the technical side of integrating a new tool to focusing on how it improves learning. While the sheer number of education apps is still overwhelming, increasingly teachers have found what works for them and are sticking to them. “The conversations I had were radically different than they were a year ago,” said Michelle Luhtala, the librarian for New Canaan High School and host of an Emerging Tech webinar on edWeb.

She tapped her professional learning network of educators, teaching all grades and located all over the country, to share their favorite tech tools. “A year ago people felt like it was this new thing that was so overwhelming,” Luhtala said, “and now it really seems much more comfortable.” Educators have become proficient with their favorite classroom apps and are getting more creative with using them to achieve teaching goals. 10 Useful Chrome Web Apps and Extensions for Teachers and Students. Make a Webpage into a Chrome App. There are some websites that I visit frequently.

Make a Webpage into a Chrome App

My class website, a few news outlets, and some blogs that help me wake up in the morning (or afternoon). I also hate the bookmark bar. I think it’s ugly and I usually have it hidden in my Chrome browser. Now, it does appear on my “New Tab” page, but I’d rather get rid of it entirely. I came across an article that showed me how to take any website and put a link on the Chrome “App” page.

The process is very simple: Open up the page you want to save as well as a new tab (click the images to enlarge). Click on the page favicon – the little icon that appears to the left of the URL in the address bar. 21 Google Chrome Extensions For Increased Productivity. Google Chrome is such a great resource for students.

21 Google Chrome Extensions For Increased Productivity

First things first, the browser allows users to sign in to Chrome anywhere and bring up bookmarks, history, and settings, an incredible feature for students on-the-go who are using multiple computers. In addition to this useful feature are a wealth of awesome extensions that students can use to save time and concentrate their efforts. We’ve found 21 time-saving Chrome extensions that students can put to use, from note-taking apps to books, citations, and reminders. Note AnywhereFind something interesting on Wikipedia? You can scribble notes online with the help of this Chrome extension.Google BooksUse Google Books to read just about any book anywhere, from any device you access on or off campus. Split ScreenSplit your Chrome screen and compare sites while you’re working on research. Quick and Easy Notes with Google Keep.

Last month Google announced a new, handy little tool called Google Keep.

Quick and Easy Notes with Google Keep

First of all, I really like the simplicity of this app. Like the other Google Apps, it's tied to your Google account. Simple Sticky Notes in Google Chrome. The Best Chrome Apps You're (Probably) Not Using. The New Google+ Hangouts App & Extension for Chrome. This week Google rolled out the new version of Google+ along with a redo of Hangouts.

The New Google+ Hangouts App & Extension for Chrome

If you want to read the full details be sure to check out this post over on the Google+ blog. The post also has the links that will take you to downloading the new Hangouts app/extension for Android, iOS, and Chrome. I wanted to share a quick post that explains the app and extension that are specific to Chrome. Video Call Launcher for Hangouts This app from the Chrome Web Store is exactly what the title says; once you install the app and click it, you are taken straight into a new video Hangout session and can invite whomever you need to. Hangouts Extension.

Google Apps and Chromebooks Training Resources. Top 10 Google Chrome Extensions That Enhance Student Learning. This post was co-authored by Beth Holland and Tracy Sockalosky. Being 1:1 is fantastic, and if you are fortunate enough to have constant access to your own device in the classroom, then the benefits – especially in terms of efficiency – are tremendous: stored passwords, saved bookmarks, familiar file structure, and more.

However, even if you don’t have the advantage of always being in possession of your own device, thanks to the versatility of Google Chrome extensions available through the Chrome Store, the web experience has become customizable and productive in completely new ways. 14 Google Tools You Didn't Know Existed. Google adds native Microsoft Word and Excel file editing to latest Chrome OS build.

Google has added native Microsoft Office file editing to the dev channel for Chrome OS.

Google adds native Microsoft Word and Excel file editing to latest Chrome OS build

The addition means Chrome OS users on the latest build of the company’s browser-based operating system can now experiment with editing Microsoft Word and Excel files. The addition was first noted by developer and Google open-source Chromium evangelist François Beaufort. He points to a Chromium code review that merely states “Improved Quickoffice editing about:flag.”

Here is a Word document being edited on Chrome OS: Here is an Excel document: It’s unclear why PowerPoint has not received the same treatment; we can only speculate that Google simply didn’t focus its resources on it as much. If you have a Chromebook or other Chrome OS device on the dev channel, you can try this out by doing the following: Navigate to on Enable below the “Enable document editing” entry.You’ll be prompted to “Restart Now” after which you will get access to the feature. Top Image credit: T. Top 10 Google Chrome Extensions That Enhance Student Learning. 15+ Great Chrome Extensions for Teachers. 50 Chrome Extensions for Educators. 20 Chrome Apps & Extensions for Teachers and Students.