This year we would like to use this blog and an accompanying wiki to introduce tools that may be new to some of you and to use the wiki to warehouse and categorize tools for easy reference.
As we begin the new year, one of the tools we all have at our disposal is the Google Chrome browser. Aside from the routine aspects of a web browser, Chrome also allows you to add extensions and apps. For those of you who attended the PD on this last spring, some of this will be a review. (Slides from PD)
What is an app? What is an extension? Why should I care? Very basically, apps are just websites and extensions add functionality to your browser.
Which extensions do our students have access to on school owned devices (which gives them access on all other devices when signed into their school account) ? And what do these extensions do to help both teachers and students learn, create and collaborate? We have chosen a selection of extensions which can help students collaborate, assist struggling readers and writers, help organize students and more. Do all learners need all of these- No. Try them out, see what works best for you, your students. If you have other chrome extensions or apps that you would like added, let us know. Mike can add them for us.
Chrome Extensions and Apps for students
These are the extensions and apps currently available to HA and HES students when they are logged into a chrome browser with their school email address. Note: this is a separate log in from logging into a computer or logging onto the gmail/drive accounts. Look for :Log into Chrome".