AI technology has taken the Internet by storm and is radically shaping a new world, one in which automation and machine learning are becoming increasingly more prevalent. For us in education we can’t help but jump on the AI wandbagon and take advantage of its unique capabilities to enhance our teaching practice, optimize students learning, and create inclusive and meaningful learning experiences for our students.
Since Open AI, the company behind ChatGPT, made its API public, there have been a number of Chrome extensions developed to take advantage of the AI revolution. These AI-powered browser extensions offer a wide range of features that can help teachers create a more engaging learning environments for their students.
I spent the last few days experimenting with numerous AI Chrome extensions and curated for you the collection below. I only included those that I think can add value to your work as a teacher and educator.
That being said, there are some caveats you need to heed in this regard. First, installing too many extensions on your Chrome browser can slow it down, so I advise you only install those that are useful and necessary.
Second, some of the Chrome extensions listed below still require further development and may produce results that are not always accurate. A rule of thumb when using any AI-powered tool is to always fact check information they generate.
AI tools can go off rails and provide nonsensical and downright inaccurate data. From now on, make it a habit to fact check generated information especially factual and statistical data.
Caveats aside, here is a list of some of the best AI Chrome extensions for teachers. Keep in mind that generative AI is still in its infancy and more advanced capabilities are being introduced into almost on a daily basis. As new AI extensions emerge, I will make sure to update the collection so stay tuned.
Best AI Chrome Extensions
Here are our top picks for best AI chrome extensions:
Wordtune is an AI-powered writing tool that suggests alternative wordings and sentence structures to improve written communication. It can be used for a variety of purposes, including email, social media posts, and professional writing.
Grammarly checks for grammatical errors, spelling mistakes, and other writing issues in real-time. It also provides suggestions for better word choice, clarity, and conciseness, and offers explanations for the corrections it suggests.
Otter records and transcribes meetings, interviews, and other spoken content in real-time. It also allows users to highlight and tag important sections of the transcription, search for specific keywords, and integrate with other productivity tools like Zoom, Dropbox, and Google Drive.
QuillBot is an AI-powered writing platform with a Chrome extension that includes a grammar checker, paraphrasing tool, and summarizer. The grammar checker helps users avoid errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling, while the paraphrasing tool offers different ways to write text and helps non-native English speakers write more fluently.
The summarizer condenses long texts into key points, helps English language learners test their reading comprehension, and analyzes any piece of writing to identify its main points.
Fireflies is a tool that enables users to record and transcribe meetings and calls directly from their browser. With Fireflies, users can automatically capture all conversations on Google Meet and organize them in their workspace with time-stamped notes, speaker detection, and audio playback.
Its features include AI summaries, speaker identification, playback at 2x speed, sentiment analysis, speaker talk-time analytics, conversation intelligence, team workspaces, and more.
5. Speak Ai
Speak Ai allows you to import web content and quickly summarize and analyze it. You can use it to quickly understand the content of a web page or article, find key information, analyze and find patterns, and more. You can export text and insights into PDF or Word Doc reports.
Jasper is an AI writing assistant that helps you quickly create various types of content (e.g., blog posts, social media posts, emails, etc). With this extension you have Jasper everywhere you go online.
SciSpace Copilot is an AI research assistant designed to help users understand scientific literature like research papers, blog posts, and reports. The tool provides explanations for text, math, and tables and allows users to ask follow-up questions for instant answers, eliminating the need to open new tabs and search for unfamiliar terms or concepts.
Wisdolia is an AI-powered tool that automatically generates flashcards with questions and answers from any article, PDF, or YouTube video to improve retention. It is useful for students studying for quizzes and exams as it identifies potential exam questions and allows for easy review of saved flashcards.
Superpower ChatGPT is a browser extension that adds a variety of management and utility features to ChatGPT, including chat organization tools like folders and pinned messages, chat syncing and exporting, prompt management tools such as saved prompt history and community prompts, and language and style options for ChatGPT responses. Additionally, the extension includes a number of other useful utilities such as copy/paste and word/character counters.
This Chrome Extension uses ChatGPT AI technology to provide users with a summary of YouTube videos they are watching. Simply click on the summary button on the video thumbnail to be able to access the summary of the video.
ChatOnAi is a free Chrome extension that uses OpenAI ChatGPT to improve your browsing experience. It offers various prompt templates and displays responses from ChatGPT alongside popular search engines such as Google, Bing, Baidu, etc.
Copyleaks offers a free Chrome extension called AI Content Detector that can identify if a piece of content was written by a human or an AI, such as OpenAI ChatGPT. The tool can be used to verify the authenticity of posts on social media, news articles, reviews, and more.
ChatGPT for Google is a Chrome extension that displays ChatGPT’s response alongside search engine results. It supports popular search engines and allows users to chat with ChatGPT about the query and answer. The extension also provides markdown rendering, code highlights, dark mode, and custom trigger mode, and allows users to copy to clipboard.
ReaderGPT generates a summary of any readable webpage using ChatGPT in just one click. The extension offers prompts such as summarizing an article in 3 bullet points, translating text to Spanish, simplifying text for a 5-year-old, and writing a caption based on the text. The extension parses the readable content from the page and passes it along with the prompt to ChatGPT to generate a summary.
15. ChatGPT Writer
ChatGPT Writer uses ChatGPT AI to generate entire emails and messages. The extension works awesome with Gmail
WebChatGPT is a Chrome extension that enhances ChatGPT prompts with relevant results from the web for more accurate and up-to-date conversations. It provides web results for queries, extracts webpage text from any URL, and offers prompt templates.
17. Prompt Genie
Prompt Genie is a translator tool that allows you to ask ChatGPT questions in your preferred language and receive answers in various languages. This extension helps to overcome the challenge of slower and shorter responses when asking non-English questions on ChatGPT.
The ChatGPT Sidebar is an AI assistant that provides various services while browsing any website including: a ChatGPT translator, dictionary, grammar check, and customizable prompts. It also has a quick lookup window for easy access to definitions. It supports dark/light mode and has a ChatGPT response page with markdown rendering, code highlighting, and the ability to stop generating responses and copy them to the clipboard.
19. Synthesys X
Synthesys X is an image analysis tool that creates new images based on the objects and patterns found within an original image. It allows users to create their own versions of any image they find online in their browser without logging into additional apps or websites, and without reproducing or altering the original image.
Merlin is a free tool that provides easy access to OpenAI’s ChatGPT and GPT-4 on any website. Users can click Cmd+M (or Ctrl+M) to get a ChatGPT response on Google, Gmail, LinkedIn, Substack, and over 10 million other websites without the need to login to the OpenAI website.
Additionally, users can summarize Youtube videos, blogs on Medium and Substack, and generate effective email responses with a click. Merlin also allows users to save frequently used prompts to automate repetitive tasks, and it can be used to create autodrafted replies on LinkedIn, Gmail, and Twitter for social engagement.
21. Compose AI
Compose AI is an AI writing assistant which helps automate the writing process. You can use it to write blog posts, paragraphs, sentences, emails, headlines, topical information, research, and more. Compose AI also features Autocomplete, which completes sentences with a single click, saving time typing.
The Rephrase feature allows you to change the wording of sentences without having to rewrite anything, highlighting the text to shorten, expand, reword, or make it sound more friendly or formal.
Rytr is an AI copywriting tool that helps you with your writing. You can use it to generate different types of contents including blog posts, emails, video descriptions, social media posts, and many more.
It offers numerous templates and supports 30+ languages and 20+ tones. It also includes a native plagiarism checker powered by Copyscape, workflow and team management features, and allows for seamless collaboration.
HyperWrite is an AI-powered writing assistant that helps you write faster and better with features like email writing, content generation, rewriting, and contextual word suggestions. It works on almost any site and has a chat feature for additional writing help. HyperWrite can help you beat writer’s block and create engaging content with ease.
ParagraphAI is another AI-powered writing tool to help you with your writing. You can use it to write articles, essays, and outlines on any topic, respond to emails and messages with the desired tone, and improve the grammar and tone of any text.
The ChatGPT Chrome Extension & YouTube Summarizer is a free tool that allows users to access transcripts of YouTube videos, summarize the videos, and ask ChatGPT from the Chrome toolbar.
When users visit YouTube videos, they can see a gadget box on the top right that provides quick access to the transcripts. Clicking “View AI Summary” allows users to view a summary of the video. The Chrome toolbar provides access to ChatGPT for instant assistance.
Monica is a chatbot powered by ChatGPT that can answer questions and generate content using over 80 templates. It can also translate, rephrase, and explain any text on any website. Users can chat with Monica by hitting Cmd+M or Ctrl+M and it works on all websites. Monica uses ChatGPT API to understand and respond to chat messages and generate copywriting based on provided templates.
TLDR is uses AI technology to summarize long pieces of text into key bullet points. It saves time by extracting relevant information from long articles and presenting it in a concise format.
PromptStorm is a Google Chrome extension that provides users with pre-made prompts to use with Chat GPT 3 & 4. It enables users to learn new information and improve productivity. The extension simplifies the process of using ChatGPT by providing skillfully crafted prompts that require only a small amount of additional information.
tl;dv is a meeting recorder for Google Meet and Zoom that automatically records meetings, provides accurate transcriptions with speaker tags, transcribes in 20+ languages, timestamps and highlights important moments, has AI note-taking powered by Chat-GPT & GPT-4, and allows sharing of recording links to Slack and E-mail.
Loopin is a meeting assistant that helps organize meeting notes and tasks automatically. It records, transcribes, and summarizes meetings using ChatGPT, making it easy to keep track of key decisions, action items, and updates.
It also self-organizes meeting outcomes and provides pre-meeting context with agendas, previous notes, and pending tasks. Users can structure meetings and notes using a variety of templates or create custom ones. Meeting notes can be shared via email or Slack directly from Loopin.
Screenity is a screen recording tool for Chrome that allows users to record and annotate their screens. It can record unlimited recordings of tabs, desktops, any application, and cameras. Users can annotate by drawing anywhere on the screen, adding text, and creating arrows.
It also offers individual microphone and computer audio controls, countdowns, and other customization options. Users can export their recordings as mp4, gif, and webm, and save them directly to Google Drive. It also provides the ability to trim or remove sections of the recording.
Tactiq is a tool that helps you transcribe and summarize your meetings, presentations, and classes. It works with Google Meet, Zoom, Webex, and Microsoft Teams. Tactiq automatically captures everything everyone says and creates a transcript that you can highlight, tag, and save.
You can also use the beta version of Tactiq to generate meeting summaries using OpenAI’s ChatGPT, which automatically generates the top 5 highlights, tasks, follow-ups, and next meeting agenda.
Summarize is an AI-powered extension that provides comprehensive summaries of any article or text with just one click, without leaving the page. The technology is trained by ChatGPT. Summarize helps users save time and quickly access main ideas of articles and research reports.
Transkriptor is a Chrome extension that uses AI technology to automatically transcribe meetings and conversations in over 100 languages and dialects, including English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese, and Portuguese. It is easy to use and can be used with Google Meet, Microsoft Teams, and Cisco Webex. Transkriptor is also available on Web, iOS, and Android platforms.
Voice Control for ChatGPT is a Chrome extension that enhances ChatGPT’s capabilities by adding voice control and read-aloud features. The extension includes a button below the input field that allows users to record their voice and submit questions to ChatGPT. The tool supports multiple languages and users can choose to enable or disable the read-aloud feature.