Shake Up Learning’s Favorite Chrome Apps
BIG UPDATE! I have taken my lists and expanded it into a Chrome App & Extension Database with 100’s of apps and extensions for teachers and students. Filter and search to find exactly what you need! CLICK HERE to View the Database.
What are Chrome Apps? Apps are often enhanced shortcuts that optimize the website or app within the browser. Some require additional installation and set-up. Chrome must be running to access these applications. Below are a few of my favorite Google Chrome Apps.
|Build with Chrome
|Now you can build with LEGO® bricks using Google Maps as your baseplate. Imagine. Explore. Build online in Chrome.
|Take any video from YouTube, Khan Academy, Learn Zillion, etc. make it perfect for your classroom and more engaging for your students. Make any video a true lesson by making it to the point, personal and effective, plus get all the data about your students so you know if they truly understand the lesson.
|Transform video content you find online (YouTube, Khan Academy, LearnZillion, TeacherTube, Vimeo, etc.) into an interactive learning experience for your students. By presenting questions that students engage with as the video progresses, you keep students accountable to the material and, through our analytics, know who watched the video, where misconceptions arose, and what material needs to be retaught.
|Fluency Tutor for Google
|Fluency Tutor™ for Google is an easy-to-use reading and assessment tool that helps busy teachers support struggling readers.
Great for time-stretched teachers, Fluency Tutor™ for Google lets students practice reading aloud at their own pace.
|Kaizena makes it easy for teachers to give high quality feedback on student work – simply highlight and speak to give verbal feedback, or attach reusable resources for common problems.
|A web-based tool that helps you intuitively produce stunning print and digital newsletters, flyers, brochures, photo books and more. (For those looking for MS Publisher functionality in Google Apps!)
|Present documents, content, or whatever source you want with side-by-side video. Integrates with Google Drive!
|Newsela published daily news articles (and quizzes) at 5 reading levels from grades 3-12 to drive gains in literacy. Sign-in with Google!
|Owl Reminder for Google Calendar
|Owl Reminder can connect your Google Calendar and provide desktop notification
|When you install our chrome photo app, the PicMonkey icon appears in Chrome’s app launcher on the New Tab page, along with your other Chrome apps. So you can fire up the Monkey from here, instead of pinned tabs or the address bar.
|Record video or audio voiceover with your slides. Great for flipped classrooms! Also integrates with Google Drive.
|PowToon lets you create awesome presentations and animated videos. Flip your classroom and be the star!
|Teach geometry using 3D realistic straight edge, compass, protractor, set square and pencil.
|Books That Grow
|Books That Grow is a leveled reading application with eBooks that adapt to each user’s reading ability. It’s a great tool for teachers to assign reading to their classroom, and be able to monitor student reading progress. Teachers can also set students to a suitable reading level. Books That Grow also allows the budding reader to signup on their own to read diverse content at their level of comfort.