Monday, 13 March 2017

Google chrome extensions and Apps

Many Google extensions and apps can be bought free from the Chrome webstore.
Go to to your Google Browser and type in Chrome Webstore.

Apps are just apps!! They are found by clicking on the coloured squares on the left hand side of your toolbar.

Extensions can be seen on the right hand side, next to the search bar.
These are my favourite apps and extensions!!

      Alice Keeler Open Side By Side
      This split screen extension allows you to right click on any link and open the destination URL on           the right side of the screen

Action Story
Action Story is a free interactive app to improve English comprehension. It allows users to choose the path the character takes. They can create small acts in a story based on clues prompted in the app. They would learn how to structure sentences and meaning of words by indulging in an interactive-story

       Alice Keeler QuickShare Screenshot
      Save your screenshots instantly to Google Drive. A link to the screenshot is saved to your clipboard      allowing you to quickly share.

      Announcify reads out loud every website you want. For example, if you're too tired but still need to         study one more Wikipedia entry, Announcify can help your tired eyes relax.

Apps for Common Core
Overwhelmed by all the Common Core Standards? Apps For Common Core gives you quick access to all Common Core Standards by grade level while saving you time by suggesting apps that solve those standards! Teachers and parents will no longer have to search for apps that help their children learn a particular standard.

      Awesome Screenshot
      Screen capture for all or pArt of any web page. Add annotations, comments, blur sensitive info, and       share with one-click uploads.

      BeeLine Reader
      BeeLine uses a color gradient to guide your eyes from the end of one line to the beginning of the             next. This seemingly simple tweak makes reading substantially easier and faster because it allows                    you to transition between lines quickly and effortlessly

     Use your personal emoji in Gmail!

Blippit IO
A suite of mobile app making, Python coding and video conferencing tools built for schools.

      Bookmark Manager
      One-click save: Add images and notes to your bookmarks to make them more helpful. Also, Google       will suggest a folder if it seems like it could be a fit.

Booktrack Classroom
Booktrack Classroom allows students to read eBooks with a movie-style soundtrack, or to create their own soundtrack for any story, essay or other text. Students can also create and publish their own Booktracks, reading them on the web or on mobile phones and tablets.

Easily design beautiful, professional graphics. Canva gives you all the tools you need to design.

       Cite This For Me
       Simply browse to the page you wish to cite and click the button to generate a correctly formatted            citation. Then copy-and-paste the citation into your assignment, or add it to your online bibliography                   for safe keeping until later.

        Clean Print
        CleanPrint puts you in control of saving paper, ink and money when printing from the web. You can         edit content before saving Articles to Print, PDF, Google Docs, Google Drive, Dropbox or

Desmos Graphing Calculator
Explore Math with Desmos! Plot functions, create tables, add sliders, animate your graphs, and more -- all for free.

        Draftback lets you play back the revision history of any Google Doc you can edit. It's like going             back in time to look over your own shoulder as you write.

Early Literacy Lite
The AL – Early Literacy application has activities that are developed for students in pre-kindergArten through first grade. Each activity is geared towards understanding different fundamentals of reading while supporting the Common Core State Standards. The activities are designed to supplement and                   support an educator's course plan.

 Fluency Tutor for Google
Great for time-stretched teachers, Fluency Tutor for Google makes reading aloud more fun and satisfying for students who need extra support. It’s a big help for struggling and reluctant readers, as well as students learning English as a second language.

G Suite Training
G Suite Training is a Chrome extension that offers simple and interactive training lessons to get you up and running fast with G Suite (formerly Google Apps).

GoAnimate for Schools
Engage Your Students With Video! GoAnimate for Schools makes it simple for teachers and students to make videos in the classroom!
 URL Shortener url shortener is an extension which allows you to shorten the current website URL with the          Google URL Shortener service

Google +
Get way into what you love on Google+. StArt exploring today!

      Google Dictionary
      View definitions easily as you browse the web.

      Google Docs Quick Create
      Create new Documents for Google Drive from your browser bar.

Google Keep
Quickly capture what's on your mind and share those thoughts with friends and family. Speak a voice memo on the go and have it automatically transcribed. Grab a photo of a poster, receipt or document and easily organize or find it later in search.

        Google Tone
        Google Tone turns on your computer's microphone (while the extension is on) and uses your                   computer's speakers to exchange URLs with nearby computers connected to the Internet. You can                    use Google Tone to send the URL for any web page, including news stories, pictures, documents,                      blog posts, products, YouTube videos, recipes—even search results. Any computer within earshot                    (including over a phone or  Hangout) that also has the Google Tone extension installed and turned                      ON can receive a Google Tone notification.

      Google Translate
      Highlight or right-click on a section of text and click on Translate icon next to it to translate it to your       language. Or, to translate the entire page you're visiting, click the translate icon on the browser                           toolbar.

     The free Spell Checker & Grammar Checker by Grammarly helps you write clearly and confidently          on Gmail, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Tumblr, and nearly anywhere else on the Web. With                               Grammarly, you can always be sure that your words are mistake-free and say what you mean.

Haiku Deck
With Haiku Deck, anyone can create stunning, image-rich slideshows in a fraction of the time required by most presentation software. Easily import photos from Google Drive, Facebook, and other popular sites, or tap into millions of free Creative Commons images through the app's unique built-in keyword image search. Sizing, formatting, and attribution are all handled seamlessly, leaving                  you plenty of time to focus on your message.

       Automatically find and apply coupon codes when you shop online!

      InvisibleHand discreetly notifies you if the product you’re shopping for is available more cheaply             from another retailer or travel site. The notification provides a convenient link straight to the relevant                   page on the competing website.

Free books that read itself to your little ones! Yes the books include text and audio. We publish a new book every 2 weeks. Kids can enjoy these books on their own or you can read to them.

        Lazarus: Form Recovery
        Autosaves everything you type so you can easily recover from form-killing timeouts, crashes and           network errors.

Now anyone can create stunning visual content for print, mobile or web. Make brochures, newsletters, magazines, reports, and more.

Magisto Magical Video Editor & Maker is a fun and easy way to automatically edit videos and share them with your friends and family. Just select videos and photos, and Magisto will turn them into beautiful edited movies, complete with Music and effects, in minutes.

       Move It
       Simply add the Move It extension to your browser, set the notification interval, and your screen will        present you with a random brain break and exercise to complete.

      Nimbus Screenshot and Screencast
      Capture the web page, either pArt of it or the whole browser window, edit your screenshots in a very       user-friendly interface. Record screencasts - record video from your screen.

      Open-Dyslexic is an open sourced font created to increase readability for readers with dyslexia.             This extension overrides all fonts on webpages with the OpenDyslexic font, and formats pages to                       be more easily readable.

      Pin It Button
      Just click the Pinterest button next time you find something interesting that you want to save for           later. Collect recipes from your favorite food blogs, Articles you want to read later, ideas for your                        home and more!

Pixlr Editor
Pixlr Editor is a browser photo editor for all your editing needs. Have full control over your images, including layers and effects.

       When you find something in Chrome that you want to view later, put it in Pocket. It automatically            syncs to your phone, tablet or computer so you can view it at any time, even without an internet                       connection.

        Polling in Google Slides
        Poll Everywhere replaces expensive clickers with the audience's own mobile phones and devices,         using either the web or SMS text.

PowToon Presentations Edu
PowToon is great for teachers and students. Over 10,000 teachers and students are Joining PowToon every month to engage Students attention and animate difficult topics.

       Prompts by Story Wars
       With this plugin you can choose a category and we will find a handpicked story that we think you          will enjoy writing on.

      Read&Write for Google Chrome
      Read&Write for Google Chrome™ offers a range of powerful support tools to help students gain             confidence with reading, Writing, studying and Research

The official Readability extension for Chrome provides a better way to read online, turning any web page into a comfortable reading view right in your web browser.

This simple Spritz inspired Chrome extension let's you speed read any selected text on a website word-by-word.

        Screencastify is a simple video screen capture software (aka. screencast recorder) for Chrome. It         is able to record all screen activity inside a tab, including audio. Just press record and the content                    of your tab is recorded.

Sketchpad 3.5
You can experiment with photos by painting new elements into the composition, add notes, manipulate graphics, overlay text on anything or go backwards and forwards in time infinitely through changes you make.

       SpeakIt reads selected text using Text-to-Speech technology with language auto-detection. It can          read text in more than 50 languages.

      Get Credit for What You Read Online. Build your Learner Profile and discover your interests. (Now         Measures Reading Level on any webpage!)

StayFocusd increases your productivity by limiting the amount of time that you can spend on time-wasting websites.

Creative digital story-building tool for readers, writers, and educators.

       Turn Off the Lights
       With a single click on the lamp button, the page will fade to dark. And automatically focus on the            video. By clicking on it again, the page will return to normal.

      As well as being a great general purpose screen dimmer, Visor's overlays and point of focus feature       may be assistive to users with visual perceptual difficulties such as Dyslexia, Scotopic Sensitivity                    Syndrome and Visual Stress.

     Web of Trust
     Web of Trust (aka WOT) is an outstanding website reputation rating tool that helps you make                informed decisions about whether to trust a website or not when you are searching, shopping or                         browsing online.

WeVideo makes video editing easy for everyone and accessible from anywhere.

Wolfram Alpha
      Finance and food. Math and medicine. Stocks and spacecraft. Wordplay and weather. Whatever             you want to calculate or know about, get there faster with the Wolfram|Alpha Extension for Google Chrome.