Chrome web apps can be added to Chromebooks and your Chrome browser through the Chrome Web Store. Unlike traditional applications, these are web-based and run through the Chrome browser. Some of these apps also have the ability to run offline and/or be attached to your Google Drive. More detailed instructions on how to install apps can be found here.
If your school has Google Play for Education enabled in their Google Apps domain, teachers can also have the ability to push Chrome apps themselves to their students.
Below is a list of various Chrome apps to check out that may be beneficial to your classrooms.
A 3D Modeler that runs in your browser.
Ancient History Encyclopedia
A non-profit community project that uses definitions, timelines, maps, illustrations, and articles to present ancient history in a very accessible way.
Bring engineering to the point of the problem with an engineering app for simulating design concepts in the field or in the office. Unlike the traditional approach of using paper, pencil, and a calculator to develop equations for design options, Autodesk ForceEffect does all the simulation and engineering calculations for you right in your browser, enabling you to quickly and easily simulate design options during the concept phase to determine the viability of a design.
Autodesk Homestyler will bring your interior design ideas and remodeling dreams to life.
Make reading easier and faster using BeeLine Reader! BeeLine uses a color gradient to guide your eyes from the end of one line to the beginning of the next.
A 3D platform that simplifies the understanding of anatomy, disease and treatments.
The easiest way to blend your classroom with digital content.
An easy way to create a blog or simple website to share information for your classroom. Great for online newsletters.
Chrome Remote Desktop
Allows users to remotely access another computer through Chrome browser or a Chromebook.
A text-to-speech tool that reads selected text.
CK-12 is an app to help students, and teachers improve K-12 learning globally by providing self-pace learning content & tools. Focuses on math and science, but does have other subjects also.
Desmos Graphing Calculator
A powerful online graphing calculator.
A leading destination for current events, news and non-fictional articles for students and teachers in a variety of subject areas.
Daum Equation Editor
Create formulas quickly and easily expressed in your Chrome browser.
A free information literacy platform that provides citation, note taking, and research tools.
Edmodo provides a safe and easy way for your class to connect and collaborate, share content, and access homework, grades and school notices.
EDpuzzle empowers teachers to make any video your lesson. Crop a video, explain it with your own voice and embed quizzes at any time.
A place to create educational blogs and websites.
The study companion for mobile devices is now available for Chrome. Learn languages faster. Prep for exams anywhere. Teach your kids anytime. Even entertain yourself with fun trivia. Versatility is it's middle name.
Gives you the tools to make beautiful floor plans for homes and businesses, fast.
Online graphing calculator to plot functions, polar, and parametric equations.
A free dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that brings together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package.
Google's email solution that is built on the idea that email can be more intuitive, efficient, and useful.
Organizing your schedule shouldn't be a burden. With Google Calendar, it's easy to keep track of life's important events all in one place.
A new tool in Google Apps for Education that helps teachers create and organize assignments quickly, provide feedback efficiently, and easily communicate with their classes.
Add some color to your documents, presentations, and websites with easy to create charts and diagrams.
Google's online word processor that allows you to share and collaborate with others.
With Google Drive, you can now access your files, even the big ones, from wherever you are. Share them with whomever you want, and edit them together in real time.
Get real-time stock quotes & charts, financial news, currency conversions, or track your portfolio with Google Finance.
Collect RSVPs, run a survey, or quickly create a team roster with a simple online form. Then check out the results, neatly organized in a spreadsheet.
Hangouts gives you more ways to talk with chat, video and voice calls, all for free. The new Hangouts Chrome app brings all you love about Hangouts to your computer running Chrome OS or Windows and lets you stay connected with friends no matter what device they’re on.
Quickly capture what's on your mind and share those thoughts with friends and family. Speak a voice memo on the go and have it automatically transcribed. Grab a photo of a poster, receipt or document and easily find it later in search.
Find local business information, directions, and street-level imagery around the world with Google Maps.
Google Play Books
With Google Play Books for Chrome, you can use just about any device you own to read any book, anywhere.
Google's online spreadsheets program. Publish them publicly, share them with others, or keep them private.
Google's online presentation program that allows you to share and collaborate with others.
An online and open-source graphing utility.
A research engine that lets you learn about any topic.
Test and Challenge yourself for GRE, TOEFL, SAT and English Vocabulary. Now with unlimited free quizzes.
Kaizena (Voice Comments)
Allows you to give voice feedback on a Google Document.
Kami (formerly Notable PDF)
View, annotate, share and collaborate your files on Chrome. Kami (formerly Notable PDF) is your cloud-based all-in-one office productivity tool.
Watch. Practice. Learn almost anything for free. Make use of their extensive video library, practice exercises, and assessments from any computer with access to the web.
A web-based diagramming tool that makes drawing diagrams fast and easy.
A web-based tool that helps you intuitively produce stunning print and digital newspapers, flyers, brochures, photo books and more.
Nothing holds attention like a great video lessons. Metta combines its multimedia storytelling tool with a powerful quiz/poll editor.
Create, edit and share mind maps online.
Free online mind mapping.
Present your documents with video. Add your favorite content from whatever source you want, and record video alongside to it with your computer.
The Nearpod platform enables teachers, schools and districts, to use their tablets/Google Chromebooks to manage content on students' mobile devices. It seamlessly combines interactive presentation, collaboration, and real-time assessment tools into one integrated solution.
Publishes daily news articles at 5 reading levels from grades 3–12 to drive gains in literacy.
Interactive presentations and formative assessments to engage every student in your room, every day!
A free photo editor with Collage, Touch Up, Teeth Whiten, Fonts, Effects, Filters, Frames, Stickers & more.
Picto4me AAC Communication Boards
Picto4me for Google Drive allows you to create, edit, play and share communication boards straight on Google Drive. It is the easiest online application for designing communication boards.
A full featured photo editor similar to Photoshop directly in your browser.
A fun and powerful photo editor that lets you quickly crop, resize, and fine-tune any picture
A fun and simple photography/darkroom tool that makes it easy to quickly add style to your photos using effects, overlays, and borders.
An interactive sky map for exploring the stars and planets.
An advanced photo editing tool similar to Lightroom that supports RAW images.
A free online graphing and spreadsheet tool for scientific-quality graphing.
Allows you to create simple animation presentations and videos.
A zooming web-based presentation tool that moves beyond the constraints of traditional slides.
Makes simple tools that let you study anything, for free.
A reader for EPUB books.
Brainstorm and organize shared creative projects with the participants from anywhere.
Scans QR codes and displays their contents on a Chromebook or other computer with a suitable webcam.
Schoology is an online learning, classroom management and social networking platform that provides educators and students with more effective, efficient and engaging ways to learn.
Seesaw: The Learning Journal
Seesaw is a student-driven digital portfolio that empowers students to independently document what they are learning at school. Students can use photos, videos, drawings, text notes, links to show what they know.
A smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classroom through a series of educational exercises and games. This app is the one students use for Socrative.
A smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classroom through a series of educational exercises and games. This app is the one teachers use for Socrative.
A free online place to store lecture notes and make flashcards. Study online and on your phone for effective, productive learning.
A full featured painting and image editing application.
A free visual bookmarking site that gives you access to anything you bookmark with a tile from any computer.
An easy to use online Todo list and task manager.
An online audio editor and recorder.
Master touch typing using this free game/educational program. This online program will assist you with learning and improving your typing speed.
An easy way to take notes on online videos and automatically saves them to your Google Drive.
Vocabla is an app for improving your English vocabulary. You can translate, collect & memorize words, phrases, idioms and other chunks of language.
Voice recognition app that allows the user to dictate text that can be copied/pasted to another application.
A drag-and-drop website creation program that is easy to use.
A free online website builder awarded by many publications as the best tool available.
Basic video editor in your browser. Has free and paid options.
World Data Atlas
Key statistics, data and visualizations about the world and world's countries and regions at your fingertips.
YouTube is the world's most popular online video community, allowing millions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small.