Often when we think of the word "extension" we picture a student approaching our desk one day before a deadline for a major assignment. What about extensions for teachers though? Many of us would appreciate a few extra days for our assessments, although that is not the type of extension I am referring to. Google Chrome offers extensions that can be downloaded to your browser to assist in organization, productivity, assessment, and meeting your own deadlines. With the right Chrome extensions you may never wish for another of those other extensions again.
Here are four of my favourite Chrome extensions:
2. Toby Mini: Speaking of having a lot of browser tabs open, this extension will save all of your tabs into a session, which you will be able to easily open up later. You have the ability to name each session, which provides you with the opportunity to organize based on student name, subject, assignment, or anything else you desire.
3. Screencastify: This is a simple screen recorder extension that provides the opportunity to capture, edit, and share videos quickly. You could use this extension to provide quick feedback to your students on assignments or develop question and answer videos to avoid the need to answer repeat questions.
4. Google Read&Write: This extension is not only to assist your students, it can increase your own productivity as well. After a long day it might be easier to speak and have Google do all of the writing for your assessments. The read back feature can also help you hear mistakes that you may have missed.
All teachers need good extensions! What is your favourite Chrome extension?