Increase Your Efficiency in the Classroom with Chrome Browser Extensions

With Chrome’s market dominance, many of us use the Chrome browser on a daily basis.  To improve your productivity and efficiency within your classroom environment, Cathy and I suggest exploring a few of the many Chrome extensions.  We recommend starting with the following innovative extensions: 

  • Momentum

Momentum is a free extension that can help add focus to your day.  Join over 10 million users who are utilizing Momentum as an all-in-one productivity tool.  Momentum sends friendly reminders of your important tasks, links, daily focus, and more.  Momentum will help you start and end each day focused on the task at hand.

  • Kami

Kami is the world’s number one digital classroom tool with complete assignment workflow.  Kami allows you to annotate and transform any document into an interactive learning space.  You and your students can collaborate in real-time through live annotations, video and audio recordings, drawings, and more.  Kami provides tools to support many learning styles, helps increase student engagement, and helps improve learning outcomes.  Teachers can spend more time with their students and less time on grading.  Kami allows you to provide feedback, grade, and push student work straight from your preferred LMS, including Google Classroom, Canvas, Schoology, and Microsoft Teams.

  • InsertLearning

InsertLearning allows educators to insert instructional content on any web page, which can save teachers and students time while helping keep students engaged.  Instructors have access to insert questions, sticky notes, discussions, and videos directly into any website.  When students go to that website, they can respond to those questions and discussions, see the videos, and take their own notes.  Also, InsertLearning has a feature that will allow students to engage each other in real-time.  Use InsertLearning to turn any website into an interactive learning experience.

  • Google Keep

Google Keep is a free, simple, and effective productivity and collaboration tool for both students and instructors.  If you want to be more organized, productive, and collaborative, Google Keep captures your notes and ideas, provides a collaborative sharing resource, and offers a great To Do List feature.  See our Google Keep (March 2019) Tip of the Month for more information.

  • Just Read

Just Read is a feature-packed and customizable reader view app.  With Just Read, you can reformat cluttered websites into cleaner, easy-to-read documents.  Just Read allows you to easily eliminate advertisements, popups, comments, and other web clutter when you pull content from web pages.  The finished product is a simplified, clean, and readable document that can be distributed to students.

To learn more about the many “free” Chrome extensions, click  https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/extensions

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