Chrome extensions are helpful little utilities that add additional features and abilities to the Chrome browser.
You can find your extension up in the top right corner of the Chrome Browser.
I test and review a LOT of extensions (I currently have 56 extensions installed! 😲).
These are some of my favorite Chrome extensions for teachers!
Note: school districts have their own policies regarding Chrome extensions and data privacy. I have personally reviewed each of the extensions listed below and believe that they are safe to use. You may need to submit these extensions to your IT department for their approval.
My favorite Chrome extensions for teachers
These extensions will help teachers and admins work productively. I use these extensions nearly every day to share information and make my lessons more engaging.
The links below will take you to the Chrome Webstore where you can install each extension for free.
TinyURL Pro – Any time I include a link in a printed document, email, or website, I use this extension to create a short URL. This extension does not require any registration and does not track your user data.
Mercury Reader – If the site you are visiting is full of annoying ads, Mercury Reader will get rid of them! You can use Mercury Reader to create a print-ready version of an article. It works great on new websites and sites like NewsELA, DoGo News, and Tween Tribune.
Link to Text Fragment – This extension makes it possible to link to a specific line of text on a web page. You can use this to direct students or parents to a very specific piece of information on a long web page.
Giphy – If your students are sick of Bitmoji, this is the next hot thing! Quickly add animated GIFs to your presentations, documents, and emails by searching and dragging from the Giphy extension.
Note: Giphy includes images that are not school-appropriate. I only recommend this extension to individuals who can make good decisions!
Google Meet Enhancement Suite – I continue to spend a lot of time on Google Meet hosting webinars and meetings. This extension adds some very helpful features like push-to-talk, displaying participant names, and automatically accepting guests. I have access to the premium version of the extension which is $50/year.
But wait, there’s more!
I forced myself to limit this post to 5 Chrome extensions for teachers. There are many more great extensions that I use on a daily basis that didn’t make the list.
Check out these posts for more great teaching tools:
- Accessibility extensions for Chrome
- 5 Chrome Extensions for Google Meet
- Extension for grading and leaving feedback
I would love to hear from you! Join this Twitter thread and share your favorite extension!