Chrome Extensions

Chrome extensions are extra features and functionality that you can easily add to Google Chrome through the Chrome Web Store. By using extensions, you can customize Google Chrome with features you like, while keeping your browser free of things that you don't use.

Even though Chrome Extensions are great to use, please be aware that having too many extensions installed can possibly cause the Chrome browser to become slow.

The following Chrome extensions listed below are some that I recommend trying in the classroom.

Adblock Plus
A free ad blocker for Chrome.

ATbar
ATbar is free and allows you to change the look and feel of webpages, have text read aloud and spell check forms.

BeeLine Reader
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.

Calculator
A beautiful scientific calculator inspired by the iPhone calculator.

ChromeVox
The ChromeVox screen reader is an extension to Chrome that brings the speed, versatility, and security of Chrome to visually impaired users.

Clearly
Clearly makes blog posts, articles and webpages clean and easy to read. Save them to Evernote to read anywhere.

CraftyText
It allows you to enter text, which then shows up big in the center of the screen. It works on top of your favorite website.

CruxLight
CruxLight simplifies this process by automatically summarizing the article and highlighting summary on page. It also gives you the important keywords around which the whole article revolves.

Evernote Web Clipper
Great extension if you use Evernote.  Clip pages and articles and save them in Evernote for research or reading later. Annotate a web page to show others what to focus on. Share clipped pages in an instant with Work Chat.

Eye Dropper
It allows you to pick color from any webpage and gives you the hex code for it. It is great tool for web developers.

Google Calendar (by Google)
Get a button on your browser toolbar that you can easily click to see upcoming events from Google Calendar, without ever leaving your page. And if you’re on sites that have special events encoded, you can click the button to instantly add events to your calendar.

Google Cast
The Google Cast extension enables you to find and play content on your Chromecast device from your Chrome browser.

Google Dictionary
View definitions easily as you browse the web.

OpenDyslexic
An open sourced font created to increase readability for readers with dyslexia. This extension overrides all fonts on webpages with the OpenDyslexic font, and formats pages to be more easily readable.

Read&Write for Google
Boost reading and writing confidence. Offer support for Google Docs/web to students with learning difficulties, dyslexia or ELL/ESL.

Save to Google Drive
Save web content or screen capture directly to Google Drive.

Select and Speak
Select and Speak uses iSpeech's human sounding text-to-speech (TTS) to let you select text from almost any website and make it talk.

Shorten Me!
ShortenMe allows you to shorten URLs with various URL shortner services (such as goo.gl), copy them to the clipboard, and generate QR codes of them all in one click.

SpeakIt!
SpeakIt reads selected text using Text-to-Speech technology with language auto-detection.

TechSmith Snagit (Extension)
This extension makes it possible for you to capture screenshots with your Chrome browser.  You'll also need to download the Snagit Chrome app in order to edit, share and manage your computer.

TLDR
TLDR (Too Long Didn't Read)  Plugin is a free extension that creates a summary of any web article without leaving the original page.