Friday, April 26, 2013

10 Tech Shortcuts from David Pogue

17 Awesome Google Chrome Extensions

This was a good year at my school. We finally got Google Chrome added on the machines in the library lab, so students would be able to start using Google Drive with their documents. YES. The best part is that students and faculty/staff can add extensions to the browser without any permission. All they need to do is go to the Chrome Store and click what they would like to add. I've tried out many myself and recommend the following:

AdBlock- blocks all ads, including Facebook etc.

Announcify- reads aloud any webpage for you

Awesome Screenshot- allows you to capture the screen image and annotate

EasyBib Tools- provides students with instant citing of a webpage

Evernote Clearly- makes blog posts and articles clean and easy to read

Evernote Web Clipper- allows you to clip a web page or portions of a webpage to your Evernote account

Note Anywhere- add notes to any webpage; they will be there the next time you go to that URL

Quickrr- all in this one extension:
* Translator
* Dictionary
* Calculator
* Tasks To-Do
* Notepad
* Calendar
* World Clock
* Unit Converter
* Currency Converter
* Stopwatch & Timer
* Search Tools

Read and Write for Google Docs- assists students with disabilities, ESL students; provides talking 
dictionary, picture dictionary, vocabulary tool.

RemindMe- set reminders for yourself

Save to Google Drive- "This extension allow you to save web content directly to Google Drive through a browser action or context menu. You can save links to documents, images, and HTML5 audio and video all by right clicking and selecting 'Save to Google Drive'."

Session Buddy-
"View and save the state of all open browser tabs in the current or past browser sessions."

Shorten Me- shortens really long URLs

Simple Highlighter
- highlights, annotates and translates

Snippy- take snippets of webpages, then upload to Google Drive

Study StackFlashCards, Crosswords, Hangman and other activities to make memorization fun.

Task Timer- keep track and stay on task


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