In this episode of “Ask the Tech Coach,” Jeff and Nick discuss their favorite Chrome Extensions that every Tech Coach should have in their back pocket when working with teachers.
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- 5 Chrome Extensions Every Tech Coach Should Know AboutGrammarlyGrammarly is a powerful extension that tracks your writing online while giving you quality spelling, and grammar feedback. Grammarly also sends you a weekly progress chart letting you know how you stack against other Grammarly users and what you need to work on.
- Read and WriteRead and Write is an easy-to-use swiss army knife of tools, providing students with ways to personalize the learning and teachers with ways to differentiate. Tools include: text-to-speech, highlighting, dictionaries, word prediction, speech-to-text, voice notes, and note collection. Free for teachers: https://www.texthelp.com/en-us/products/free-for-teachers/
- Free for teachers: https://www.texthelp.com/en-gb/company/education-blog/november-2017/equatio-is-now-free-for-teachers/
- Evernote Web ClipperEvernote web Clipper saves what you see online to your Evernote account, which is perfect for assigning tags to reading assignments, or conducting research online and keeping track of resources. Users can also highlight information they find online and share it out with others.
- GSuite TrainingThe GSuite Training extension adds a 24/7 Tech Coach at the top of every teacher's Chrome browser. Are you frustrated by constantly asking extremely basic questions about how GSuite works? Install this amazing application and start innovating today!
- Google KeepThe Google Keep extension lets you save notes you take while browsing the web to your Google Keep where you can access them anytime anywhere. The extension saves the URL instantly and can be added to labels you have created, helping keep track of resources when conducted research online.
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Question: What are YOUR favorite Chrome Extensions that, as a tech coach, you can’t live without?
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- Quite often a teacher comes to you asking a “how do I do this” type of question and more often than not, the answer is some sort of Chrome Extension. This is why we have a great list of 40 Chrome Extensions that Tech Coaches Should Know About for FREE to download today!
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