Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 are available on the respective hyperlinks. Here are three more you may find useful to use in your day to day teaching/admin:
Wanting to know exactly how many days it is until the summer holidays? Wish your life away with this extension - counts down/up to/from any date you choose. Also find out how many days you've been alive. Or how long since any date in history. I scrolled back to the 1500s until I got bored...
Quickly and easily create QR codes whilst browsing web pages. Great for creating an online treasure hunt around school perhaps?!
18. Bookmark My Tabs
You've got a whole load of tabs open and you wish to access them again in the future. This extension apparently allows you to avoid 'too many tabs open' syndrome (I didn't know this was a condition?). Useful to provide a host of pages to your class if they have the extension installed too.
Part 1 can be found here and Part 2 here. Below you will discover extensions 11-15 that may well transform your life. OK maybe not, but you might find them quite useful on your main computer connected to the IWB/projector.
Ideal to get the time on your IWB by simply opening a new tab in Chrome - [Ctrl]-T shortcut fans. You don't even need the Google Search box that opens automatically upon creating a new tab - just use the omnibox at the top to search as well. Replace it with this and you get a weather forecast as a bonus too.
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This hasn't been working well for me lately so have been using Screencastify instead!
Making a Google Slides presentation, for example, and want the exact colours of a logo to use as a font colour? This extension uses an eyedropper to gain a reading of any colour you may need from a website. I matched the Chrome logo colours in the above blog title using this extension, for example.
14. Betternet VPN
If you're needing access to a particular website for learning that is blocked by your establishment, or even if your internet is running really slowly this may help you get around this issue, albeit on a temporary basis until your IT team can unblock it for you.
With all these extensions Extensity will be your saviour. Allows you to turn on or off your extensions from your toolbar - keeping your browser running fast and allowing you to keep your toolbar clutter-free.
Part 1 of the Essential Extensions can be found here. Below are 5 more useful Chrome extensions as a primary school teacher you may want to take a look at:
Similar to Checker Plus for Gmail this is a handy extension to add to your browser. Now you can easily search your Drive contents at the click of a button, in a clean, uncluttered window.
A very useful extension that enhances your experience of using Google Classroom. Access all your classes from the browser bar and share websites at the click of a button. Enables you to perform all the standard tasks (question, assignment, announcement) quickly too.
A neat way of finding all your bookmarks, with the classic 'Google' look - and you have the option of searching through them all too -useful if they're as disorganised as mine...
Search your Google Drive contents from the omnibox (browser bar) in Chrome by typing 'dr' followed by [Tab] - a great time-saver.
Keeps everything you have copied or cut to your clipboard and enables you to roll-back to any item. Report-writing season? Of course you would never use copy and paste for these, but in theory....
Super-charge your Chrome browser in the classroom! Even if your school account is managed centrally, using some of these extensions should help you save time and streamline your experience.
Here they are, numbers 1-5 out of 15:
Tweet directly from your omnibox (browser search bar!) by typing tw followed by your message.
Assuming YouTube is unblocked in your school, enable this extension to have a clutter-free YouTube page when showing a video to your class. No more diversions from the 'Up Next' section!
Adds a looping option to YouTube videos; handy say at the start of an assembly, or when you need a video to play repeatedly...
Enables you to write a message now, send it later. So now you can write that email at 10pm and have it sent the following day at 8am, even without you having to be online at that time! Or just leave it and go to bed, send it tomorrow anyway...
Now you can have multiple inboxes open in the same browser, without having to revert to incognito mode. Great when you have a work and personal gmail, for example. Useful to have access to your accounts a the click of a button from your browser, in a clean, easy-to-read style too.
Part 2 with extensions 6-10 here