Apps, Extensions Intro

Introduction:  
 In this lesson, we'll talk about the many great features of Chrome that you can modify, including Chrome's Startup Options and the Chrome Web Store, which allows you to add applications, extensions and themes to Chrome. 

Objective:

Learn how Google Chrome can increase teacher efficiency, student engagement and school-wide collaboration.

Customizing Chrome


Question: What's the Difference Between a Chrome Web App and an Extension?

Web apps are basically websites. They run within Chrome's browser, and they may not even require any downloads. Sometimes they may need to install a small component on your local machine, but that will only make a difference when you're using that particular Web app. An example Web app would be Google Docs. It runs within the browser and doesn't require you to download anything, but it has its own user interface.

An extension, on the other hand, affects something global on your browser. When you install the extension, that feature is available on every single site you visit, not just on the site itself. Extensions use downloaded components to modify your browser.

Many apps and extensions have already been approved and pushed out to all staff and student Chromebooks