I attended a great FREE technology conference this past week - and did my first conference presentation, which was super exciting! There was a very informative session I went to about Chrome extensions and apps. If you don't use Chrome, you should be using Chrome! I mean, wow. The amount of thought that has gone into this browser is amazing. It's like it was made for the classroom. Differentiation is easy through this browser. There are apps for people with ADD that are bothered by adds and colors, people with dyslexia can find an app where the font is made easier to distinguish between the letters, reading levels can be changed to fit a reader...so awesome!
I am going to share some apps over the next few weeks, maybe months, that will make your life easier - or more fun!
One I found that I love is the Black Menu for Google. This extension allows you one click to see all the apps Google holds in the waffle after you log in. I always find it annoying that once I leave a Google page, I have to go back to Google to find my app waffle again. This extension allows you to easily move between your apps. It even gives you a great preview window, which lets you see your Drive and Gmail, as long as you give it permission.
Fifth grade teacher in a 1:1 iPad classroom, sharing my journey with technology in the classroom