Google Apps, Add-ons and Extensions

Great Google tools for the modern Educator

3D Solar System Web - Explore the Solar System in 3D, all in your Chrome Browser

AdBlock Plus - Eliminates advertisements on the web.

AddieMath - Learn Math! Master Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division with this fun, simple math game for grades 1-5.

AddThis - Easy way to share information across social networks.

Application Launcher for Drive - Open Drive files directly from your browser in compatible applications installed on your computer.

Autocopy - Automatically copies text or links when they are selected. Imagine how many times a day you click Control or Command + C. Now, you don’t have to!

Awesome ScreenShot - Capture a whole page or just a portion. It also includes tools for annotation.

Bitly - A simple URL shortener. It can also provide click analytics as well as a custom URL.

Booktrack Classroom is an excellent Chromebook app, and website that allows students to create their own stories, and add a soundtrack to the reading.

Chrome to Phone - lets you seamlessly push links, maps, and selected text and phone numbers to you Android device. Thanks, Amy Mayer!

Chrome Web Store Launcher (by Google) - The Chrome Web Store Launcher provides quick, easy access to all your Chrome apps.

Chromecast - Share your Chrome browser or entire screen to your Chromecast.

ClassCharts - Class charts - data rich seating plans & behaviour management.

CloudConvert - convert anything to anything - CloudConvert is a online file conversion utility. More than 200 different formats are supported:

Collusion - Behavioral tracking is big business, and Collusion allows you to see what websites are tracking you and allows you to optionally block the invisible websites that are doing so.  It is a powerful extension to show students that the internet is not private at all.

DocAppender - Google Form Add On that appends Google Form question responses to the bottom of selected Google Docs.

Doctopus - An octopus for docs! Teacher-built tool for scaffolding, managing, organizing, and assessing student projects in Google Drive.

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

Earth View from Google Maps - Earth View displays a beautiful and unique Satellite image from Google Maps every time you open a new tab.

Easy Accents - This Add-on allows users to easily insert accents for different languages directly from a sidebar in their Google Doc.

EDpuzzle - EDpuzzle empowers teachers to make any video your lesson. Crop a video, explain it with your own voice and embed quizzes at any time

Evernote Clearly - Have a student that is distracted by all of the ads on a website?  Install Evernote Clearly and eliminate all of the clutter on any given website, leaving just the content. This is a great extension!

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

Flat - Flat lets you write sheet music with your friends in real time with a nice music notation editor.

Create and edit your music score documents inside your Chrome browser in realtime with your friends or colleagues.

Flubaroo - Flubaroo helps you quickly grade and analyze online assignments and assessments, as well as email scores to students!

Gmail label sharing - Label sharing and team collaboration without ever leaving Gmail URL Shortener - Shortens a URL and also provides the option to create a QR code and additional details.

Google Dictionary - View definitions easily while you browse. Also offer pronunciation.

Google Input Tools - Input Tools lets you type in the language of your choice.

Google Quick Scroll - Lets you jump to relevant parts of an article you search for. This is one of my favorite extensions ever.

Google Translate - Translate entire web pages with one click!

Google Voice - Allows you to keep up with Google Voice from your computer. You can even send text messages back and forth.

Google Voice Search Hotword - Say “OK Google” from Google to use voice to search without clicking the button. - Plot mathematical functions with this graphing utility, is an online and open-source graphing utility.

Hangouts - Hangouts brings conversations to life with photos, emoji, and even group video calls for free.

IE Tab - IE Tab allows you to view web pages optimized for Internet Explorer while in Chrome.

Incredible StartPage - A new, customizable start page for Chrome. Easily find your favorite bookmarks and closed tabs. Take notes as you browse.

Joliprint - Use the Joliprint extension to turn web pages into sharp looking PDF for printing, saving or reading later.

Language Immersion  - Switches words and phrases on any website into a foreign language so that you are immersed in the new language as you read. Click the word or phrase to translate it back. This is a great tool for those learning a foreign language!

Lensoo Create turns your Chromebook into a virtual whiteboard with voice recording, video and smooth digital writing.

Lucidpress Layout and Design is an online publisher-style app that allows students to create newsletter style projects.

Mic Note Audio Recorder & Notepad - Record voice while taking notes - Synced for lectures, meetings, conferences, interviews, memos...

Movenote for Education - Present your documents with video. When writing is no longer enough - Movenote provides the fastest way to speak out. Add your favorite content from whatever source you want, and record video alongside to it with your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Office Editing for Docs, Sheets & Slides - View and edit Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files with Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides

One Tab - Whenever you have too many tabs, One Tab converts them all into a list saving “up to 95% of memory.”

OpenDyslexic - Replaces fonts on web pages with the Open Dyslexic font, and makes pages more readable.

Panic Button - Closes all open tabs in a Chrome window. Click the extension again to reopen them all.

Padlet Mini - Collect and bookmark the best of web for yourself or with friends.

Personal Blocklist (by Google) - Blocks domains/hosts from appearing in your Google search results.

Piktochart is a Chromebook app for creating infographic posters.

Presentation Remote - Use smartphone as a remote control for presentations on Prezi, Google Drive, Slideshare, Scribd, and Dropbox

QR Reader Beta - With this extension you can scan a QR code fast and directly from right click (context) menu of your 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.

Readability - Readability is a web and mobile app that zaps clutter and saves web articles in a comfortable reading view.

Realtime Board Extension - Drag and drop files onto a Realtime board and and save screenshots to the library. Not very helpful unless you use Realtime Board. There is also a Chrome app.

Revision History Analytics - Automatically creates different charts and summaries in order to visually understand all users' interactions made on the document.

Right Inbox for Gmail - Schedule emails in Gmail to be sent later. Create recurring emails, set reminders and follow up conversations.

RoboCompass - Teach Geometry using 3D realistic Straight Edge, Compass, Protractor, Set Square and Pencil.

Save as PDF - Lets you download web pages into PDF format.

Save to Google Drive - Save web content or screen capture directly to Google Drive. (Already Pushed down)

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.

Search by Image - Right click on an image to search Google for it.

Send from Gmail - Makes Gmail your default email application and provides a button to compose a Gmail message to quickly share a link via email

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

ShortenMe - Quickly shorten links with, copy them to the clipboard, and generate QR codes.

Similar Pages - Discover webpages similar to the page you're currently browsing.

Symbaloo Bookmarker - Symbaloo is a visual way to navigate the Internet. Touch or click on icons to get quick and easy access to your daily personal online life or simply use it as a kick start to find knowledge from experts on any subject you can think of.

Tab Cloud -Ever had a zillion tabs open that you would like to save? TabCloud allows you to save the tabs that you have open. Simply open all the tabs you want for your presentation/class, save them with TabCloud, and then when it comes time to present or for your class, open up TabCloud and click on the tabs you want to appear. They will all populate!

Tag Cloud Search + Translate - This extension allows you, for any web page displayed in your Chrome browser, to create a Tag Cloud with the 100 words that are most often used in it, providing a quick synthesis of every page you browse, in less than a second, and with only one click.

TechSmith Snagit - Take a screenshot, screen capture, or screen video recording. Collaborate and show what you know. This is a packaged app, you need both the app and extension.

Turn Off the Lights - You can dim the background when videos are playing.  Useful to eliminate inappropriate advertising in YouTube videos.  Shows up in address bar.

Useful Periodic Table - Useful Periodic Table provides a quick lookup of element properties and quizzes for students. - Another one that’s not an extension, but it’s an awesome new Drive app. Take notes as you watch a video. The notes sync with the time of the video, and it fully integrates with Drive. You can check it out before getting the app at

World Data Atlas - Key statistics, data and visualizations about the world and world's countries and regions at your fingertips

WOT - WOT helps you find trustworthy websites based on millions of users’ experiences and is one of Chrome’s most popular add-ons.

Voice Recognition - Type with your voice. Dictation turns your Google Chrome into a speech recognition app.

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

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TCEA Chrome Apps and Extensions presentation from @friEdTechnology

Even more from @ShakeUpLearning


Special thanks to Rich Kiker from Kiker Learning who provided the original list.