Thursday, January 5, 2012

Life after Internet Explorer- Welcome to Chrome

Edina Public Schools is rolling out Google Chrome as a browser option for our staff and students.  I have created a website that helps teachers learn about Chrome and the benefits of Apps and Extensions.

This is a great YouTube video that helps teachers understand that there is more than one way to access the web.

Google Chrome Resources for Teachers

What is an extension?

Try extensions

Molly's Favorite Extensions
  • Turn off the lights- when watching a YouTube Video, the rest of the screen turns black and the movie is highlighted
  • URL Shortener + QR- provides a shortened URL and QR code for any website you are on.  Saves me 5 clicks when sharing!
  • Picasa Extension- Quick access to Picasa Pictures
  • Picnik Extension- Easily edit any image on your screen.  You can also capture the picture on the screen and bring it to Picnik
  • Gmail Attachments to Docs- Save those pesky Gmail attachments directly to Google Docs from the attachment list itself with a newly added Save To Docs link.
  • Google Dictionary-  View definitions easily as you browse the web
  • Google Docs Viewer-  List, view, search, rename, delete, and create new documents in Google Docs
  • Screen Capture Capture visible content of a tab, a region of a web page, or the whole page as a PNG image. Support horizontal and vertical scroll when capturing whole page, with an all new autosave capability.
  • Amazon Wish List-  Add products from any website to your Amazon Wish List
  • 10 More Useful Chrome Extensions
Molly's Favorite Apps
Chrome for the Classroom Presentation- A collaborative presentation