Archive for the ‘apps’ Category

Chrome Extensions – by Eric Curts:
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Name URL Category Description
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Announcify https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/announcify/mmiolkcfamcbpoandjpnefiegkcpeoan Text to Speech
This is another text to speech tool that not only reads a webpage, but also removes distracting elements from the site. The only drawback is the inability to select specific text to read, as the entire page is read aloud.
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ATbar https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/atbar/lihjlachbdicbhpalgegcgknkbmjhicl Readability
Toolbar with features including color overlays for webpages, dictionary, text to speech, word prediction, and more.
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Awesome Screenshot https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/awesome-screenshot-screen/nlipoenfbbikpbjkfpfillcgkoblgpmj Screencapture
Screencast, record screen as video. Screen capture for full page, annoate, blur sensitive info, and share with one-click uploads
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AwesomeDrive for Google Drive https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/awesomedrive-for-google-d/aaebjepcfidgkojljbgoilgkgklehldj
Create and open Word, Excel and Powerpoint files that are saved in Drive in your local Office programs.
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Basic Calculator https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/basic-calculator/ofhhhkkogamlfnmgkbjdddclagcfhlfh Math
Simple Calculator and easy to use.
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BeeLine Reader https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/beeline-reader/ifjafammaookpiajfbedmacfldaiamgg Readability
Make websites easier to read with a color gradient on each line of text to guide reading from one line to the next, as well as removal of distracting page elements. (Limit of 5 articles per day for free version.)
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Bitmoji https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/bitmoji/bfgdeiadkckfbkeigkoncpdieiiefpig
Insert bitmojis virtually anywhere on the web.
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Boom! https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/boom-%E2%80%93%C2%A0declutter-pages-im/kcmahlhoenfpefmeoihnddopdcdidcjk Readability
Declutter webpages and improve readability… Point, click, boom!
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CaptureCast Chrome Screen Recording
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/capturecast-chrome-screen/dmhhfoemgdlphenmfoicajbakonjcgee Screencapture
CaptureCast Chrome is a free screen recording and lecture capture extension designed for educators to empower video in the classroom.
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Caret Browsing https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/caret-browsing/fklpgenihifpccgiifchnihilipmbffg Navigation
This extension gives you a movable cursor in any web page, allowing you to move through the text with your arrows keys and select text with the keyboard.
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Cite This For Me: Web Citer https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/cite-this-for-me-web-cite/nnnmhgkokpalnmbeighfomegjfkklkle Citation
Automatically create website citations in the APA, MLA, Chicago, or Harvard referencing styles at the click of a button.
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Click-free Browsing https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/click-free-browsing/ipfpfhnlkoddglhimhdbboidjcfjlkji Navigation
For users who have a difficulty clicking a mouse, this extension adds on-screen navigation buttons the user can simply hover over to use.
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Clip It Good https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/clip-it-good/aimbcenmfmipmcllpgajennfdfmmhmjj Saving
Save images and GIFs from webpages to Google Photo Albums
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Color Enhancer https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/color-enhancer/ipkjmjaledkapilfdigkgfmpekpfnkih Readability
For people who are partially color-blind, this tool can help adjust and improve webpage colors.
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Copyfish https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/copyfish-%F0%9F%90%9F-free-ocr-soft/eenjdnjldapjajjofmldgmkjaienebbj
Copy, paste and translate text from any image, video or PDF through OCR.
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CraftyCursor https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/craftycursor/gjponoohlplibjdnjnbnhbjljffpkkok
CraftyCursor highlights the cursor when enabled so that you can easily show someone through a screencast, etc. It also shows you what keys are pressed, such as escape, control, or alt.
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CraftyText https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/craftytext/kjgfnioibniobfkjcjjfikmhecajpcio
This extension allows the user’s text to be displayed on screen on top of a web page in large type.
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CraftyZoom https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/craftyzoom/ibhegccigccbgpjjmkofhobdnhpinacb
CraftyZoom allows you to magnify a portion of the screen.
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CrxMouse https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/crxmouse/jlgkpaicikihijadgifklkbpdajbkhjo Navigation
Use mouse gestures to navigate including forward, backward, scrolling, refreshing, switching tabs, and more. The user can even program their own custom mouse gestures to open programs and perform other tasks.
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Draftback https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/draftback/nnajoiemfpldioamchanognpjmocgkbg
Draftback lets you play back the revision history of any Google Doc you can edit. It’s like going back in time to look over your own shoulder as you write.
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DriveSlides https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/driveslides-by-matt-mille/ijnjlojbdhgpamjiflocklhfeciokfdl
Create a Google Slides presentation out of a Drive folder of images.
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EasyBib Toolbar https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/easybib-toolbar/hmffdimoneaieldiddcmajhbjijmnggi Citation
Cite web sites with one click using the EasyBib Toolbar and receive advice on the credibility of the web site you’re citing.
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EasyReader https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/easyreader/boamfheepdiallipiieadpmnklbhadhc Readability
Customize and improve the readability of long web articles.
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Email Dictation https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/email-dictation/eggdmhdpffgikgakkfojgiledkekfdce
Dictate messages in Gmail.
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Emojis for Google Chrome https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/emoji-for-google-chrome/immhpnclomdloikkpcefncmfgjbkojmh?hl=en
Easily access and insert emojis when writing.
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Equatio https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/equatio-math-made-digital/hjngolefdpdnooamgdldlkjgmdcmcjnc Math
Easily create mathematical equations and science formulas in Docs and Forms. Intuitively type or handwrite, with no tricky math code to learn.
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Extensions Manager https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/extensions-manager-aka-sw/lpleipinonnoibneeejgjnoeekmbopbc
Light popup manager to enable, disable, uninstall extensions, applications quickly and easy.
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G Suite Training https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/training-for-google-apps/idkloemkmldbemijiamdiolojbffnjlh
G Suite Training is a Chrome extension that offers simple and interactive training lessons to get you up and running fast with G Suite
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goo.gl URL Shortener https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/googl-url-shortener/iblijlcdoidgdpfknkckljiocdbnlagk
goo.gl url shortener is an extension which allows you to shorten the current website URL with the Google URL Shortener service.
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Goobric Web App Launcher https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/goobric-web-app-launcher/cepmakjlanepojocakadfpohnhhalfol Grading
This extension launches the Goobric web app, a rubric based assessment tool that works with the Doctopus Add-on for Google Sheets.
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Google Dictionary https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-dictionary-by-goog/mgijmajocgfcbeboacabfgobmjgjcoja
Reading Comprehension
Don’t get stuck on an unknown word. Double-click on any word to get a pop-up definition, as well as spoken pronunciation for many words.
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Google Keep https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-keep-chrome-extens/lpcaedmchfhocbbapmcbpinfpgnhiddi Saving
Save URLs, text, and images to Google Keep, take notes on saved content, and add labels to your notes.
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Google Tone https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-tone/nnckehldicaciogcbchegobnafnjkcne
Google Tone turns on your computer’s microphone and uses your computer’s speakers to exchange URLs with nearby computers connected to the Internet.
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Google Translate https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/google-translate/aapbdbdomjkkjkaonfhkkikfgjllcleb Translation
Highlight or right-click on a section of text and click on Translate icon next to it to translate it to your language
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Grammarly https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/grammarly-for-chrome/kbfnbcaeplbcioakkpcpgfkobkghlhen Writing
Enhance your written communication everywhere you type with contextual spelling checker and grammar checker.
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High Contrast https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/high-contrast/djcfdncoelnlbldjfhinnjlhdjlikmph Readability
This tool can make webpages easier to read by changing the colors to increase contrast, invert the colors, or switch to grayscale.
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Just Read https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/just-read/dgmanlpmmkibanfdgjocnabmcaclkmod Readability
Remove distractions on webpages including the page’s styling, ads, popups, and comments.
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LastPass https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/lastpass-free-password-ma/hdokiejnpimakedhajhdlcegeplioahd
LastPass saves your passwords and gives you secure access from every computer and mobile device.
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Library Extension https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/library-extension/chkgcmmjoejpekoegkedcpifgfhpjmec
See books, music and more at your local library as you browse the internet.
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MagicScroll Web Reader https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/magicscroll-web-reader/ecldhagehndokdmaiaigoaecbmbnmfkc Readability
Turn web pages into a flippable e-book with easy clickable or keyboard control, as well as control over font size and page color as well.
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MB-Ruler https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/mb-ruler-for-chrome/amljbooecondkehcjahklnjokfohkfnk Math
Virtual interactive protractor overlay for your web browser.
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Melanto Calculator https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/melanto-calculator-extens/olhcajgllkpacioibcjiniefblpmpech Math
This is a simple-to-use pop-up calculator with standard and scientific functions.
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Mercury Reader https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/mercury-reader/oknpjjbmpnndlpmnhmekjpocelpnlfdi Readability
The Mercury Reader extension for Chrome removes ads and distractions, leaving only text and images for a clean and consistent reading view on every site.
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Move It https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/move-it/kopilngnmfklhhjocdfdlokmodibcbmk Focus
For students who need a break, this extension can be set to periodically have them stop working and do something physical for a moment.
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Nimbus Screenshot and Screencast https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/nimbus-screenshot-and-scr/bpconcjcammlapcogcnnelfmaeghhagj Screencapture
Screen Capture a full web page or any part. Edit screenshots. Record screencasts – record video from your screen.
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Notebook Web Clipper https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/notebook-web-clipper/cneaciknhhaahhdediboeafhdlbdoodg Readability
Get a clean version of a web article with just the title, text, and article images.
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Office Editing for Docs, Sheets & Slides
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/office-editing-for-docs-s/gbkeegbaiigmenfmjfclcdgdpimamgkj
View and do light editing Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files, without needing Office installed on your computer.
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OneTab https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/onetab/chphlpgkkbolifaimnlloiipkdnihall
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.
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OpenDyslexic https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/opendyslexic/cdnapgfjopgaggbmfgbiinmmbdcglnam Readability
Override all fonts on a webpage with the OpenDyslexic font, making the text more easily readable.
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Print Friendly https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/print-friendly-pdf/ohlencieiipommannpdfcmfdpjjmeolj
Print Friendly removes ads, navigation and junk before your print. Pages are optimized for the ultimate print reading experience.
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Protractor https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/protractor/kpjldaeddnfokhmgdlmpdlecmobaonnj Math
Easily measure angles in your browser window with this virtual protractor.
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Purify https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/purify/kjiappjpfpaekdfeioanaphpihpojemc Readability
Read news articles with minimal distraction and scrolling.
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QuickShare Screenshot https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/alice-keeler-quickshare-s/kbbakflmccgdckcccapdedjpcemkpoeo Screencapture
Save your screenshots instantly to Google Drive. A link to the screenshot is saved to your clipboard allowing you to quickly share.
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Read Mode https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/read-mode/nagcaahojecfeopbghgihcabgiepploa Readability
Puts Google Chrome into read mode for a pleasant reading experience..
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Read&Write for Google Chrome https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/readwrite-for-google-chro/inoeonmfapjbbkmdafoankkfajkcphgd Text to Speech
The “Swiss Army Knife” of extensions with tools including word prediction, dictionary, picture dictionary, text to speech, screenshot reader, speech maker, screen mask, translator, highlighters, voice note, and more. Works on webpages, PDFs, Google Docs, and Google Slides.
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Readline https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/readline/hjbkmfadmomgaokjodomncmbgmmodona Readability
Although originally designed as a speed reading tool, you can slow the WPM rate down so students can use this to focus on one word at a time when reading to not lose their place.
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Save to Google Drive https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/save-to-google-drive/gmbmikajjgmnabiglmofipeabaddhgne Saving
The Save to Google Drive Chrome extension helps you save web content or browser screenshots to your Google Drive.
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Save to Pocket https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/save-to-pocket/niloccemoadcdkdjlinkgdfekeahmflj Saving
Save articles, videos and more to Pocket, organize with labels, and read later.
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Screencastify https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/screencastify-screen-vide/mmeijimgabbpbgpdklnllpncmdofkcpn Screencapture
Record, Edit, Annotate, Store, and Share video screen captures. Record a specific tab, or your whole desktop at the click of a button.
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sentiSum:Smart Summarizer https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/sentisumsmart-summarizer/oheahjohddbcaeonmgjjodaabbennnic
Reading Comprehension
This extension takes an entire webpage and create a short summary in a few sentences to give the reader a quick overview of the content.
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Share to Classroom https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/share-to-classroom/adokjfanaflbkibffcbhihgihpgijcei
Push webpages to any of your Classroom classes, so they open instantly on your students’ computers. You can also post announcements, create assignments, or save webpages to post to Classroom later.
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Simple Audio Recorder https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/simple-audio-recorder/hopfkembkmkllehkacjjbncmpdnnlogg
The extension records your voice and saves the recordings as an audio file.
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Simple Blocker https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/simple-blocker/akfbkbiialncppkngofjpglbbobjoeoe Focus
This tool helps students to stay focused on their work by blocking distracting websites. The user can choose the sites to block, how long to block them, and optional password protection.
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SlideShot https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/alice-keeler-slideshot/aedgoefpkibhaiigkbjjgccgncldoice Screencapture
SlideShot creates a screenshot every minute and saves the image in Google Drive. Choosing finish, the screenshots automatically are imported into a Google Slides presentation.
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SpeakIt! https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/speakit/pgeolalilifpodheeocdmbhehgnkkbak Text to Speech
This text to speech tool will read aloud any selected text from a website, with the options to adjust the voice, speed, and volume.
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Stackup https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/stackup/dpinfolakhcnlgkdbodgabnliglebhbg
The Stackup Chrome Extension tracks and categorizes time spent reading anywhere online, and also measures the reading level of any webpage.
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Super Simple Highlighter https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/super-simple-highlighter/hhlhjgianpocpoppaiihmlpgcoehlhio
This is an extension that can highlight selected blocks of text on a webpage with customizable colors, and attempt to restore them on each visit.
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Tab Glue https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tab-glue/mfedioikeigljhjfpghdejnogniddhna Browser Tool
This extension glues windows together.
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Tab Scissors https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tab-scissors/cdochbecpfdpjobpgnacnbepkgcfhoek Browser Tool
This extension splits a window into two at the selected tab.
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The Great Suspender https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/the-great-suspender/klbibkeccnjlkjkiokjodocebajanakg Browser Tool
Automatically suspends unused tabs to free up system resources.
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TurboNote https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/turbonote/fhpgggnmdlmekfdpkdgeiccfkignhkdf
Take & share time-stamped notes while watching videos.
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uBlock Origin https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ublock-origin/cjpalhdlnbpafiamejdnhcphjbkeiagm Focus
A simple but powerful ad-blocking extension to help remove distracting ads from websites, making pages less cluttered and easier to read.
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VideoNotes https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/videonotes-extension/kmbcnighpdagelfjmlbakfnciogcelgi
Take notes synchronized with your favourite video lectures.
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Vimium https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/vimium/dbepggeogbaibhgnhhndojpepiihcmeb Navigation
Provides keyboard shortcuts for navigation and control for someone with difficulty using a mouse.
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Visor https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/visor/lhpbckonakppajdgicbjdfokagjofnob Readability
This screen overlay tool darkens out the page except for a horizontal band you can move up and down as you read, helping the student focus.
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Web Paint https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/web-paint/emeokgokialpjadjaoeiplmnkjoaegng
Draw shapes, lines, and add text to live web pages and take screenshot.
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Writefull https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/writefull/aolaabonkiegkggfdgjjehchjmjfanng Writing
Writefull is a tool that gives feedback on your writing by checking your text against databases of correct language.

Educational Apps for Elementary Schools

Posted: 20/06/2017 by broadyesl in apps, Uncategorized

Save yourself some time and check this chart:

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2017/06/the-ultimate-educational-app-chart-for.html

The best apps for your new Windows 10 PC

Posted: 13/01/2017 by broadyesl in apps, Uncategorized

Useful tools at http://www.theverge.com/2016/12/25/14070688/best-windows-10-apps-pc-2016

Great Education APP:

Posted: 09/01/2017 by broadyesl in apps, Uncategorized

Read  App of the Week: Tools for wireless making at http://www.eschoolnews.com/2017/01/09/app-week-tools-wireless-making/?ps=cbroady0%40georgetowncollege.edu-001a000001JKcBT-003a000001eyvec

Your wish is coming true:  http://mentalfloss.com/article/86576/imessage-stickers-correct-grammatical-errors-judgmental-red-pen

12 Awesome Edtech Apps

Posted: 25/08/2016 by broadyesl in apps, Uncategorized

Practical stuff to use right away:  http://www.edutopia.org/blog/12-awesome-edtech-apps-vicki-davis?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=cpc

Removing APPS from Your IPhone

Posted: 19/06/2016 by broadyesl in apps, iPhone, Uncategorized

Read at “Rejoice! You can finally remove default apps from the iPhone” at http://money.cnn.com/2016/06/13/technology/default-apple-apps/index.html?section=money_technology