22 Chrome Apps Every Teacher Should Know about

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March 23, 2015
Over the last weekend, we spent sometime curating what we think are some of the best Chrome apps and extensions for teachers and students.Our selection is based on the reviews we have been posting here over the last couple of years and is also based on criteria such as popularity of the apps, its ratings...etc. Of course the list is no way comprehensive and there are tons of other apps to be included here but for brevity and practicality purposes we limited our list to the titles featured below. Have a look and share with your colleagues.

1- Google Classroom

“Classroom is a new tool in Google Apps for Education that helps teachers create and organize assignments quickly, provide feedback efficiently, and easily communicate with their classes. Classroom helps students organize their work in Google Drive, complete and turn it in, and communicate directly with their teachers and peers.”

2- ClassDojo 

 “ ClassDojo helps teachers improve behavior in their classrooms quickly and easily. It captures and generates data on behavior that teachers can share with parents and administrators. ”

3- Google Keep

“Quickly capture what's on your mind and share those thoughts with friends and family. Speak a voice memo on the go and have it automatically transcribed. Grab a photo of a poster, receipt or document and easily find it later in search.”

4- Glogster Edu

“Glogster Edu allows you to create Glogs – online multimedia posters – with text, photos, graphics, sounds, links, drawings, data attachments, and more.”

5- Sketchpad

“You can experiment with photos by painting new elements into the composition, add notes, manipulate graphics, overlay text on anything or go backwards and forwards in time infinitely through changes you make.”

6- VoiceNoteII: Speech to Text

“Typing with your voice and speech recognition. Simple and functional notepad.”

7- Lucidchart

“Lucidchart is a visual collaboration tool that makes drawing diagrams fast and easy.  Work together with an unlimited number of others to create and edit diagrams in real time, with changes merged and synced instantaneously -- great for team collaboration and working with clients. ”

8- Socrative Teacher

“Engage, assess and personalize your class with Socrative!Educators can initiate formative assessments through quizzes, quick question polls, exit tickets and space races all with their Socrative Chrome app. Socrative will instantly grade, aggregate and provide visuals of results to help you identify opportunities for further instruction.”

9- Any.do

“Over 10 Million people use Any.do to organize all the things they want to do. Any.do makes it easy to remember all your personal and work tasks, anywhere you go”

10- Loup Collage

“Loupe takes hundreds of your photos and in seconds, automatically creates beautiful photo collages in any shape that you want. Turn your photos into hearts, animals, words, and even logos. You can share your collages with friends, family, put on a website, or feature it on your blog!”

11- Pixlr Express

“Pixlr Express is a fun and powerful photo editor that lets you quickly crop, resize, and fine-tune any picture, all in a completely ad-free experience. Choose from over 2 million combinations of free effects, overlays, and borders to further personalize your images. Pixlr Express makes you look like a pro, even if you’ve never edited a photo before. ”

12- Pixlr-o-matic

“Pixlr-o-matic is a fun and simple photography/darkroom tool that makes it easy to quickly add style to your photos using effects, overlays, and borders. Whether you are looking to get a retro, grunge, clean, or stylish look, Pixlr-o-matic makes it easy in just three simple steps. With over 2 million editing combinations to choose from, you will never be out of new styles that make your photos look spectacular.”

13- Dictanote

“Dictanote provides you with a advanced rich text editor with an inbuilt multi-language speech recogniser. ”

14- PowToon

“Powtoon is a video animation software and a presentation animation software.  You can easily create a simple animated video and then convert it into an animated presentation!”

15- Class Charts

“Seating and behavior charts are an essential parts of any good teacher’s tool kit. They help organise students into appropriate learning groups and minimise school behaviour issues – the class teacher asserts their authority before the lesson even begins.”

16- LearnBoost

“The LearnBoost gradebook provides a free all-in-one classroom management solution for tracking student grades and progress, creating and sharing standards-aligned lesson plans, generating beautiful analytics and report cards, syncing calendars and schedules, and connecting with parents and students.”

17- RealtimeBoard: Whiteboard for Collaboration

“RealtimeBoard is your online whiteboard for visual team collaboration. Add pictures, mockups, drawings, videos, sticky notes, office documents and Google Drive files on an endless canvas, discuss it with your colleagues, and enjoy the smoothest real time visual collaboration without emails.”

18- Chrome Remote Desktop

“Chrome Remote Desktop allows users to remotely access another computer through Chrome browser or a Chromebook.  Computers can be made available on an short-term basis for scenarios such as ad hoc remote support, or on a more long-term basis for remote access to your applications and files.  All connections are fully secured.”

19- myHomework Student Planner

“myHomework is available on multiple platforms, so you can always know what's due wherever you are. You can find the myHomework app on the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android, Windows 8, Kindle Fire and the Web.”

20- 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”.

21- Padlet

"Padlet is the easiest way to create and collaborate in the world. It works like a sheet of paper where you can put anything (images, videos, documents, text) anywhere, from any device (pcs, tablets, phones), together with anyone."
22- Exam Time

"ExamTime is a personal learning environment that allows students & teachers to create, discover and share learning resources."