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Jayne Miller By Jayne Miller • February 11, 2016

Updated: Crazy Helpful Chrome Extensions for Educators

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Friends tell friends when they’ve found useful online tools. Since we penned our last post on great Chrome extensions for teachers, we’ve gotten some new tips for extensions that will make any educator’s day better.

And because we’re such good friends, we’re sharing them all here: 10 new Chrome extensions for educators. Tell us what we missed in the comments.

Movenote

Nice way to record presentations that connect to documents you have saved in Google Drive. Extra nice that this extension makes those presentations easy to save and share.

SearchTube

Looking for a specific part of a video? SearchTube lets you jump to the exact frame when the words you’re searching for appear. Great for students using online lectures or tutorials to study.

Google Similar Pages

This handy extension suggests webpages similar to the page you're currently browsing. Also gives you a sweet little preview. Nice for research projects.

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OmniDrive

This extension lets you type "drive" in your omnibox, press <space>, and look for something in your Google Drive. Extra recommended for GAFE-using educators.

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Lucidchart

A web-based diagramming tool with snazzy collaboration features. Simple as pie. This extension comes with lots of free templates and examples.

Save to Pocket

You see something you want to read or share, but you’ve got to run to class first. Save it to Pocket and read it later.

 

goo.gl URL Shortener or Bitly

Long urls are so 2008. These extensions shorten your links, create QR codes, and brand/share links.

Readability Redux

If you’ve got a lot of web reading ahead of you, consider adding this extension to remove all the clutter around what you’re reading.

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Announcify

Give your eyes a break. Announcify reads websites out loud; it’s good for multitasking, studying, or brushing up on new edu news while you simultaneously clean up your email.

TLDR (Too Long Didn’t Read)

This extension creates a summary of any web article - for when you just need the gist.

 

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