CUE Rockstar camps are amazing! I look forward to going every summer. I, of course, have a ton I could show you, but in the interest of time, let’s start with Chrome extensions.
Thank you to Lisa Nowakowski and colleagues for the helpful list of Chrome extensions!
(She also shared the list on Twitter. If you aren’t following her, I suggest doing so asap!)
Here’s a link to the list: Chrome Extensions
(The links to the extensions are on her list. I added a few that aren’t on there.)
Make a copy of it for yourself and play around with these awesome tools!
I use a ton of extensions, but here are some of my faves:
1) Adblock for YouTube (Necessary if you are YouTubing in the classroom.)
*The “regular” AdBlock blocks ads from site. Also a lovely extension. I’d get them both.
2) Black Menu for Google (Makes it easy to bounce between Google apps.)
3) Extensity and Extensions Manager (aka Switcher) (You have to if you have a ton of extensions. You don’t want them all running all the time.)
4) Goo.gl URL Shortener (Share your Forms or other links easily with your students, get an automatic QR code for them, and check the click statistics.)
5) Google Calendar (Way convenient for checking your daily/weekly schedule.)
6) Google Drive Quick Create (My NEW ULTIMATE favorite! A quick couple of clicks and you are in a new doc, drawing, spreadsheet, presentation, or form).
7) One Tab (Because I am a multi-multi-tasker…)
8) Snagit! (the extension or app) (Screencasting and screenshots are a teacher’s best friend these days.)
9) Evernote Web Clipper (Handy dandy for Evernote power users.)
10) Hangouts (For easy access to all those conversations with needy students and collaboration-hungry colleagues.)
11) Save to Google Drive (Save web content or screen captures straight to Google Drive.)
So, go explore the world of Chrome Extensions. Who doesn’t want to make their life easier? 😉