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Accessibility Extensions

Announcify - Reads web page material - remedial support?

Google Translate - This extension translates entire webpages into a language of your choice with one click.

Readability - The official Readability extension for Chrome provides a better way to read online, turning any web page into a comfortable reading view right in your web browser.

Read&Write - This extension will highlight as it read aloud your Google Docs. It also provides a Dictionary, Picture Finder, Fact Finder, Translator, Highlighter, and Vocabulary tool. This is a great tool, but there is now a charge to use it.

Select and Speak - Another accessibility extension, Select and Speak will narrate any web text to students. They can highlight sections and have it read to them at various speeds. Good for ESL or ELL students practicing their English reading.

Chrome Speak - Select text, right click, and Chrome Speak will read it to you.

Classroom Management

Organizational / Utility / Productivity

Ad Block - Blocks ads all over the web.

Extensity - manage your extensions easily and quickly.

Office Editing for Docs, Sheets, and Slides

Tab Scissors & Tab Glue

Kaizena - Lin Carta a mi amigo (Letter to my friend)

Save to Google Drive - Save web content or screen capture directly to Google Drive.

Awesome New Tab Page - Enhance your New Tab Page with ultimate customizability and power. You need to open a new tab after you add this extension to see it in action. ***If you use this extension, use it in conjunction with Ad Block above. Url Shortener - URL Shortener, QR Code Creator, and more.

One Tab - Save up to 95% memory and reduce tab clutter

Gmail Checker - Displays the number of unread messages in your Google Mail inbox. You can also click the button to open your inbox.

Send from Gmail -  Provides a button to compose a Gmail message to quickly share a link via email

Chrome Remote Desktop - Access other computers or allow another user to access your computer securely over the Internet.

Presentation Remote - Use smartphone as a remote control for presentations on Prezi, Google Drive, slideshare, and dropbox.

Snag-it - lets you edit, share, and collaborate around your screen captures & casts. This app works in conjunction with the extension below.

Snag-it  - Screen capture & casting extension that can use the app to edit and annotate a portion of your screen as an image. Then you can embed it into your presentations, documents and videos.

Screencastify - screencast extension

Cramberry - Cramberry helps you memorize things quickly with smart online flash cards.

Google Translate Chrome Extension

Google Dictionary Chrome Extension


Note taking 

Google Keep - Quickly capture what’s on your mind and be reminded at the right place or time.

Diigo Web Collector - Places a button on your browser window and links to your Diigo account for easy bookmarking, web highlighting, and sharing.

Evernote Web Clipper - Lets you send any link or site to Evernote.

Mic Note - Record voice while taking notes synced, for lectures,meetings,conferences,interviews.


YouTube Options- disables ads, annotations, and auto-play; changes resolution, display size, optional flash pre-buffering, looping/replay for any YouTube video.

PopOut YouTube - pops a YouTube video out into a new resizable window.

Turn Off the lights - The entire page will be fading to dark, so you can watch the video as if you were in the cinema.

YouTube Movie Editor - editor you videos you upload to YouTube

Magisto - video editor is a fun and easy way to automatically edit videos and share them with your friends and family.

WeVideo Next - video creation tool


Citation Machine - helps students and professional researchers to properly credit the information that they use

KnightCite - online citation generator service provided by the Hekman Library of Calvin College

EasyBib - Online bibliography management and information literacy platform


Sound Gecko - Listen to text, web articles and documents with SoundGecko.

SpeakIt! - Select text, and it will read it to you.

Beatlab is the easiest way to create music and share it with your friends.

Audio Converter - Convert audio files online from one format into another.

Online Voice Recorder - 7 mins of recording

Photo Editing

Pixlr - Photo editing tool

Picmonkey - Free photo editor with Collage, Touch Up, Teeth Whiten, Fonts, Effects, Filters, Frames, Stickers & more.

Web Cam Toy - Take photos with your webcam using over 80 free fun effects. Save photos to your Chromebook or post to Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook!

iPiccy Photo Editor - iPiccy makes your photo awesome with many easy to use photo tools. Edit pictures, apply beautiful photo effects, add text and paint!

Subject/Content Area Specific 


Sumo Paint - a full featured painting and image editing application featuring an active art community
Google Cultural Institute's Art Project


Have students write reviews books on Amazon or Google Play Store


Learning in Context: Reading Comprehension
aids students in learning how to read text passages for comprehension. Students will collect and review vocabulary words, and will complete short exercises to check their understanding. 


Food & Health Chrome Web Apps
Recipe Chrome Apps & Extensions
Resouces for the FCS Classroom
Planner 5d - have students plan any room for interior design or creating their dream kitchen.
BBC Good Food - Over 160 healthy recipes. 
Yumm Recipes - Save all your favorite recipes in one recipe box. 
Diet Diary - Your personal diet diary to help you track your exercise, calories and water intake.
HealthAliciousNess -  Get detailed information on Fruits and Vegetables, including: Health Benefits, Nutrition Facts, and How to Select and Store. Learn which foods are the most nutritious. Learn how to create recipes which are more nutritious
Serious Eats - 
a family of websites dedicated to the celebration of food—of all kinds. 
Design Sponge


Plotty - a scientific-quality graphing in the classroom or at work. Need to make a line of best fit for your data? Plotly is a perfect choice. Need to do ANOVA or other statistics functions on your data?

Population StatisticsLearning in Context: Population Statistics guides students through collecting data about two statistical populations, visualizing statistical distributions, and drawing comparative inferences. Designed for the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. - By collecting and analyzing data from numerous sources, we're able to create detailed, informative profiles of all cities in the United States. From crime rates to weather patterns, you can find the data you're looking for on

Numerics Calculator and Converter - Powerful calculator and converter for Chrome. The easiest way to calculate. Works offline

GeoGebra - Dynamic math software, GeoGebraTube (examples)

Sketchometry - sketchometry is dynamic mathematics software for doing Euclidean geometry and function plotting

Desmos Graphing Calculator - Beautiful, powerful, free math exploration

Wolfram Alpha Computational Search Engine

Google Maps & GeoGebra - Distance Formula Activity

CK-12 - an app to help students, teachers and parents improve K-12 learning globally. Learn at your own pace and in your own style! (videos, images, interactive objects, etc) 

Math Apps/Extensions/Sites/Links - from Dan Kaufmann

Daum Equation Editor - create math equations/formulas easily as images or in LaTex

The Mathist - The Mathist lets you write math notes and save them to Google Drive.

Noteflight - Create music notation right in your browser and be part of a music composition community


Incredibox - create, record and share your mix. (versions 1-4)
Sound Trap - similar to Audacity in having multitrack audio editing 
Screencastify - Screencasting on a Chromebook (Student Recording) - Lessons, exercises and tools for the music classroom.
Teoria - a web site dedicated to the study and practice of music theory.
Noteflight - Create music notation right in your browser and be part of a music composition community.
UJAM - Make your own music, works with Google Drive
Chromatik - Get notified when Chromatik becomes available on Android and web, not yet for the Chromebook, but looks promising.
Beatlab - a basic beat generator
JAM with Chrome -  allows you to play music with friends (this is also a web app)
SoundCloud - Create, record and share the sounds you create with anyone using SoundCloud.
Soundation - online music studio with recording, effects, virtual instruments and 700+ free loops and sounds.
CLEAR's Rich Internet Applications - created for the world language classroom but the audio tools would fit nicely into a music classroom.
Music Notation TrainingLearn to read sheet music. Treble and bass clef are supported.
Twisted Wave - audio editor that works with Google Drive
Music Player for Google DriveMusic and Audio files player for Google Drive.
AudioToolan online music production studio right in your browser.
Apps Development by - Learn music better, everywhere
Chords Free - An ear training web application
Guitar Chrome Apps
Guitar Tuner
Guitar Chords
Guitar Chords Chart
Pug's Notation Training  - Pass through all exercises, learn new notes.
Guitarist's Reference
Metronome Chrome Apps
More Music Chrome Apps & Extensions


Science Apps
Wolfram Alpha Computational Search Engine
PeriodexElegant periodic table of elements
Ray Optics SimulationSimulate reflection and refraction of light.

Social Studies

Fantasy Geopolitics - The social learning game that follows countries & world leaders as they compete for news headlines.
Google Maps in Education
MyHistro -  stories displayed on maps and geo-located interactive timelines.
Google Cultural Institute
World Data Atlas - Key statistics, data and visualizations about the world and world's countries and regions at your fingertips
The World History TimeMap contains over 660 history maps and 1,000 pages of high-quality supporting narrative, wrapped up in a unique interface that creates a framework for world history. 
Ancient History Encyclopedia is a non-profit community project that uses definitions, timelines, maps, illustrations, and articles to present ancient history in a very accessible way.
DOGOnews is the leading destination for Current Events Articles for Kids and Teachers. 
Today in history with over 40,000 historical events, provides historical events for each day of the year.  The built-in news feed reader displays current events that will become part of history tomorrow. You can even add your own historical events. - By collecting and analyzing data from numerous sources, we're able to create detailed, informative profiles of all cities in the United States. From crime rates to weather patterns, you can find the data you're looking for on

World Language

Google Translate - This extension translates entire webpages into a language of your choice with one click.


Chromebook Apps and Extensions for Elementary Teachers

Presentation / Creation Web Apps

 Haiku Deck "A completely new kind of presentation software. We make telling your story simple, beautiful, and fun."  Smore Simple online Flyers

Present your documents with video.

 Lucid Press  Online Desktop Publishing Layout and Design
 FlipBoard A single place to discover, collect and share the news you care about.  
 Nearpod Platform enables teachers to manage content on students' mobile devices, Chromebooks, PCs and Macs. It combines presentation, collaboration, and real-time assessment tools into one integrated solution. 
 Prezi Online zooming presentation tool  Everyslide Turn your presentation into a conversation. Run polls and ask questions using audience's devices.
 BlendSpace Blend your classroom, make the most of class time.
 Glogster Online interactive poster maker.
 StoryBird Create, read, and share visual stories. Storybirds are short, art-inspired stories you can make and share on any device.  StoryJumper Publish your own story book with tools that make it easy to bring your story to life.
 VoiceThread Conversations around slides. Comment with voice, video, text, file. 
 Google Drive Lensoo Create  Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, and much more.
  • "Connect Apps"
  • Add-ons
Lensoo Create turns your Chromebook into a virtual whiteboard with voice recording, video and smooth digital writing.
 App replacements

Are you used to other programs, here’s some resources to learn different ways to get stuff done online, in the cloud. Online whiteboard designed to visually organize ideas and collaborate in a playful way.
Blabberize Record sound overtop of your pictures and make the mouths move.  Popplet Collaborative mind mapping tool.
 CLEAR's RIA MSU's online programs for recording, uploading, mixing, and interacting. Free!
Lego StoryVisualizer   
Padlet  Build a wall with anything on it, similar to glogster.
 SpritesApp Sprites is a free tool for creating beautiful animated infographics on the Web.
 Stoodle Online whiteboard with teaching in mind. Silk Collaborative Digital Portfolios                
Google Story Builder

Example, Cupcake Problem

Create interactive images and videos.
NarrableNarrable uses storytelling through images and narrations to engage students. Similar to VoiceThread.

Other Apps & Extensions Resources

Google Chrome Apps and Extensions
Master Chrome Apps and Extensions: Differences and Recommendations
Variety of Chrome Web Apps
20 Web Apps for Education
20 Chrome Apps & Extensions for Teachers and Students
30 Handy Chrome Extensions and Apps for Your Chromebook
How to Install and Uninstall Chrome Extensions
50+ Chrome Extensions for Educators

Chrome Experiments - so cool!

Rubik's Cube

Build Legos with Chrome
The Wilderness Downtown - put in your address where you grew up and take a run down your old street.
Hollow Documentary - a powerful story telling of McDowell County in West Virginia, it's rise and fall and it's struggles.
Night walk in Marseille - Explore the sounds, streets and soul of the city