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10 Free Google Chrome Extensions Teachers Should Try

10 Free Google Chrome Extensions Teachers Should Try
If you use Google Chrome as your go-to web browser, you may have seen a little icon for the ‘Store’ (like what you see on the right) when you attempt to open a new tab. Never clicked that? Only clicked that once or twice but never took the plunge into the wild world of the Chrome Web Store? In an effort to help you truly surface the best Google Chrome extensions for teachers of all stripes, I thought it might be useful to showcase some of my favorites. I’m a recent Google Chrome convert. What a pain. I had used the bookmark importer on Firefox many times in the past but it just wouldn’t work this time. In any case, my new foray into Google Chrome has let me explore the Chrome Web Store and truly test out some awesome web tools that aren’t available anywhere else. ClassDojo ClassDojo is an award-winning behavior management tool that helps teachers improve student behavior in class using realtime feedback. LearnBoost GoAnimate Voice Comments My Study Life SlideGo Presentation Blendspace

Sorry Mom... PARCC, Chromebooks, and $ I am a little partial because I am a huge fan of Google, I literally wrote the book on Google, Education and Common Core. Google Apps Meets Common Core (Corwin 2013). All joking aside, Chromebooks are the best device for the PARCC test and regular use in classrooms for these reasons below. Price Chromebooks range from $199 all the way up to the Chromebook Pixel touchscreen, keyboard, and 4G LTE for $1200. Functionality Students need a device that is cloud ready and works seamlessly with Google Apps for Education. PARCC Every Chromebook is compatible with PARCC. Enough said, it is compatible for PARCC and it only cost $199 per device.

100 Great Google Docs Tips for Students & Educators Blog: Top 10 Google Apps Scripts for Education Get Google Apps News & Tips Today’s guest blog post is contributed by Andrew Stillman, he is a 15-year veteran STEM and outdoor educator and Senior Systems Developer at New Visions for Public Schools, where he supports 76 NYC secondary schools in the use of Google Apps for Education and other sustainable technologies. His goal is to foster efficient, high-capacity urban schools through the development of automation and system-building tools that allow educators to solve their own systems and workflow challenges. Andrew is also the author and collaborator of numerous popular Google Apps Scripts for educators that are featured in this post. Google Apps Scripts are an invaluable tool that enable educators to extend and automate functionality inside of Google Apps for Education. Top 10 Google Apps Scripts for Education 1. 2. 5. gClassHub is a gallery of scripts that allows any teacher running gClassFolders to instantly launch spreadsheets containing useful scripts like Doctopus and autoCrat.

How To Undo A Sent Email In Gmail REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez A clown called Bubo works on his computer during the 4th Latin American Clown Congress in Guatemala City, July 25, 2012. You clicked send. Oh crap. When you send a no-take-backs email — maybe an admission to a secret crush, or accidental reply-all — there's an instant pang of regret. It feels like there's no going back. Meet Gmail's Undo Send feature, a lifesaving little hack buried in the Gmail Labs settings. You just have to enable it first. Here's how it works: 1. Gmail screenshot 2. 3. 4. 5. Now when you send an email, the yellow dialogue that displays "Your message has been sent" will also give you the option to Undo. It defaults so that you have 10 seconds to click before the Undo button disappears, but you can adjust that window of opportunity. We weren't the first to discover this cool trick. Note, features in Gmail Labs are experimental and may change, break, or disappear at any time.

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How to print multiple Google Docs at once | technology Here’s a Google Docs tip that has eluded me. It’s pretty neat. Most of the time, there’s no need to print out Google Docs. In fact, one of the best features of Google Docs is that it decreases printing and paper waste. But sometimes, I have to print out my students’ documents. All you have to do is click on the documents you want to print and then download them from Google Docs as a zip file. Here’s the YouTube video (@epsbtips) that explains the tip. I hope you find this tip helpful. Related Google Cloud Print is very confusing, not ready for students Several months ago, Google announced Google Cloud Print. September 11, 2011 In "technology" PrinterShare is a winner for teachers Before Google Docs, the No. 1 thing excuse my students gave me on due dates was, "My printer didn't work." July 7, 2009 3 tips to organize your students' Google Docs Google Docs (now Google Drive) is great.

How to share slides and documents with Google+ Google provides all the tools you need to create, present, and share documents. Andy Wolber explains how you can share Google Docs with Google+ to increase engagement. Google provides all the tools I need as a presenter to create, present, and share slides publicly. I create and present presentations using the Slides app in Google Drive. Figure A A publicly shared presentation. Share slides in a Google+ post Google+ offers the best way to share slides online. Follow these steps to share slides in a Google+ post: Make sure your Slides app share settings have been set to Public on the web (Figure B), then copy the link (URL) to your slidesGo to Google+, and in a new post, click the Link iconPaste the link to your slidesAdd text to provide context or further explain the slidesClick the Share button Figure B Create presentations with Google Apps, then share slides in context with Google+. Share the link to your Google+ post Here's how to create a short link to your Google+ post: Figure C

Google Form: Require Correct Answer Before Moving On Here is a method to require the correct answer to move on using a Google form. This same method can also be used to password protect a form. This method was suggested by +Elizabeth McCarthy. Example Form Here is the edit section of the form: (The trick is to use pages.