5 Chrome Extensions Teachers Should Know About

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If Google Chrome is the browser you use to navigate the net, here are some of our favourite apps to help you make the best of your browsing experience and enhance your productivity. The selection is subjective and based entirely on our personal experiences.  The tools featured here provide a wide range of functionalities from recording notes and creating to-do lists to organizing tabs and accessing Google Scholar resources. Check them out and share with us your feedback.

1- Google Keep


‘Found a webpage, image, or quote that you want to save for later? With the Google Keep Chrome Extension, easily save the things  you care about  to Keep and have them synced across all of the platforms that you use — including web, Android, iOS, and Wear. Take notes for additional detail and add labels to quickly categorize your note for later retrieval.’

2- OneTab


“Whenever you find yourself with too many tabs, click the OneTab icon to convert all of your tabs into a list. When you need to access the tabs again, you can either restore them individually or all at once.”

3- Save to Google Drive


‘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.’

4- Google Scholar



If you are using Google Scholar to search for academic papers then this extension is definitely a must have. It provides you with easy access to Google Scholar allowing you 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…’
5- Print Friendly


‘Print Friendly removes ads, navigation and junk before your print. Pages are optimized for the ultimate print reading experience…Click-to-delete any content before printing; remove images or individual images; change the text size from larger to smaller; and generate PDFs for archiving, sharing,’