I test and use a LOT of Chrome extensions, but there are only five that I consider essential. Today on the Chromebook Classroom podcast I’m sharing my essential extension starter pack!
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Chrome Extension “starter pack”
Chrome extensions are tiny little utilities that add additional features and capabilities to the Chrome browser. You can find an extension to do nearly anything!
Here are five extensions that I use every day:
- Ublock Origin – a free, open-source ad blocker that works and doesn’t steal your personal information!
- Grammarly – provides spelling and grammar suggestions anywhere you type.
- TinyURL Pro – quickly shorten long, nasty links to something reasonable!
- 123apps – a collection of 20+ helpful web tools like PDF splitters, an audio recorder, and video editing tools.
- Unclutter – makes reading on the web a pleasant experience by removing unnecessary content and providing additional tools like font adjustments and the ability to highlight.
Related post: Top Chrome Apps & Extensions for the Classroom
BONUS extension 🤯
Okay, one more extension just for fun!
I have been using Emoji Keyboard by Joypixels to add emojis in unexpected places like Drive folders, email subjects, and Google Classroom topics.
Related post: 10 ways to use Emoji in your Classroom
There are lots of emoji extensions, but I like this one because it has a great search and it’s fast.
What’s on your list of essential Chrome extensions? Drop a comment below and share your favorites!