May 31, 2016
The selection below features seven great educational Chrome apps that you and your students can use for a variety of educational purposes. Some of the things you can do with these apps include: send web content directly to your Kindle app for a better reading experience; record what you learn online in nuggets of 200 characters to which you can add reminders; easily save and back up your Google Drive files to your Dropbox account; easily access Google Scholar and manage your references in different citation styles; send web content directly to your Google Drive,;‘view and edit Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files without needing Office installed on your computer’, and finally an app to view, annotate,share and collaborate your files on Chrome.
‘Nuggets is an app that helps you record and remember everything you learn. Once you record your nuggets you get timely reminders based on your memory retention patterns, so that you never forget. You can also search or browse through your nuggets on your own.’
2- Kami – PDF Sign, Edit, Review
‘View, annotate, share and collaborate your files on Chrome. Kami (formerly Notable PDF) is your cloud-based all-in-one document viewer and markup tool. With Kami, you can do more with your files. It is FREE to use but have options to upgrade for more advanced features (read below).’
3- Office Editing for Docs, Sheets & Slides
‘View and edit Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files — without needing Office installed on your computer. Once the extension is installed, Office files that you drag into Chrome, open in Gmail, Google Drive, and more, will be opened in Docs, Sheets, and Slides for viewing and editing. You can save each file back to its original Office format, or convert it to Docs, Sheets, or Slides to unlock more features, like inviting others to edit with you, commenting, chat, and more.’
4- Send to Kindle for Google Chrome
This Chrome extension allows you to send web content right to your Kindle app. Some of its features include: ‘Send news articles, blog posts and other web content to Kindle; Send web content to Kindle in one step or preview before you send; Select text from the web page and send it to your Kindle; Edit the title and author of your document before sending; Read anytime, everywhere on your Kindle devices and reading apps; Choose to archive content in your Kindle library, where you can re-download it conveniently at any time.’
‘This extension allow you to save web content directly to Google Drive through a browser action or context menu. You can save documents, images, and HTML5 audio and video all by right clicking and selecting ‘Save to Google Drive’. You can save the currently viewed page using the ‘Save to Google Drive’ browser action. The directory location and format of saved HTML pages can be controlled with the extension’s options page (Choice of Entire image (default), Visible image, Raw HTML, MHTML, or Google Doc). You can automatically convert Microsoft Office files or comma separated files to Google Docs format.’
‘This extension adds a browser button for easy access to Google Scholar from any web page. Click the Scholar button to: Find full text on the web or in your university library, transfer your query from web search to Scholar, format references in widely used citation styles’ and many more.’
7- Drive Files to Dropbox
‘Google Drive Files to Dropbox is a file transfer, backup tool for Google Drive.
It allow you to save Google Drive’s files to Dropbox folder directly. You can backup your Google Drive to Dropbox.You don’t need to install any further software or extension. This app only works locally without going through the server. Your files are completely safe, guarantees privacy.’