Tuesday, December 27, 2011

The Innovative Educator's Picks for the Google Chrome Extensions in The App Marketplace

I've been using Google Chrome for the past several months for two reasons. It's efficient and faaast! How fast? Faster than any other browser I've tried on the PC or MAC. Along the way, I've discovered Google Chrome Extensions in the App Marketplace which is a fantastic bonus. There are a ton of free apps that are great for productivity and education.

Here are my must-have productivity apps.
  1. Screen Capture
    Capture visible content of a tab, a region of a web page, or the whole page.
  2. Dictionary
    Double-click any word to view its definition in a small pop-up bubble.
    View the complete definition of any word or phrase using the toolbar dictionary.
  3. Scratchpad
    Scratchpad lets you take notes while you browse, and syncs notes to Google Docs. Notes are found in your "Scratchpad" folder in Google Docs. Works fully offline, so you can take notes even when you aren't connected.
  4. Aviary
    Aviary has a suite of products that enable you to edit images, create music, edit audio, and more.
  5. Picnik
    Picnik is photo editing awesomeness! There's a complete set of tools from basic fixes to professional quality effects and cosmetic touch ups.

Here are free education apps that innovative educators might appreciate.

  1. BioDigital Human
    The BioDigital Human is a 3D platform that simplifies the understanding of anatomy, disease and treatments. Interactive tools for exploring, dissecting, and sharing custom views, combined with detailed medical descriptions provide an unprecedented new visual format to learn about your body.
  2. Typing Club
    Learn how to type using all 10 fingers with this free app! No registration or installation required.
  3. Scientific Calculator
    A programmable scientific calculator.
  4. Element or Elementals
    Element is a detailed, fully-offline periodic table built for power users who need to find information quickly and want to have it at their fingertips. Elementals is a fun periodic table where every element has its own personality. 
  5. Learn Spanish with Qué Onda Spanish
    Videos by profession Spanish instructor explaining the details of the language • Interactive lessons with dynamic quizzing algorithm proven to making learning more efficient • High-quality audio by native Spanish speakers • Game-based conjugation trainer that makes the most difficult aspect of Spanish fun • Community question and answer forum
If you aren't using Google Chrome yet, you may want to give it a try. Not only is it efficient and fast, but it has lotsa neat, free and useful apps.

1 comment:

  1. The best Google Chrome App for me is Wordstash.com. It is good way to learn vocabulary.