This page will introduce some Chrome Extensions that I use and think are worth sharing, along with some others that are hot off the press and you may not know about.
Extensions are small programs that give you more browser features. You can use them with other browsers (Firefox); however, because the emphasis of this site is the Google ecosystem, Chrome is recommended.
Google has created some extensions and 3rd-party developers also offer them. You can find them in the Chrome Web Store at https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/extensions .
They can be installed either on your own machine or if you are a G Suite administrator, they can be installed via the Admin Console. They'll show up as icons on your browser bar, beside the address bar. If you can't see them all, click on the three vertical dots > More tools > extensions, or use an extension like Extensify to manage them. Look for a blob (only way I can describe it!) near the right side that is also an extension manager.
Eric Curts has an excellent chart on his website that explains the difference between extensions, web apps, and add-ons at https://www.controlaltachieve.com/2016/06/extensions-webapps-addons.html
Print Friendly & PDF - turn any website into a streamlined .pdf without adds using this extension. When on a website, click on the icon, then remove any extra images, ads or sections that you don't want, and save as a .pdf.
For Bookmarking and Making Collections
Annotation & PDF
Diigo (also bookmark)
Video & Audio
Mote - for audio & transcribed feedback
Math Equations Anywhere
Read & Write
Sir Links a Lot - finds certain typles of links in Google docs and you can copy, edit, view.
Bitly Link shortener
Magic Rainbow Unicorns - for slides and docs multi-colored text
One Tab - for organizing
Dictionary by Google
Colorzilla or Eye Dropper
Dualless - cplit your screen
Grammarly for Chrome
Visor - students can read one line at a time
AlphaText - variety of options to customize display
Noisli - multiple sounds including ambient noise
Link to Text Fragment is a new Extension that lets you generate links to specific text on a web page. It's useful for pointing students to a particular section in a long page. https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/18/21295300/google-link-to-text-fragment-chrome-extension-chromium-highlight-scroll-down