Friday, February 8, 2013

The best of Google

Recently, I attended the TCEA Conference and Convention. At the conference, I had the pleasure of listening to Amy Mayer of friEdTechnology. And, along the way, I picked up a few new Google Apps and extensions that are must haves!

Check them out!

Fun video on Chrome: Chromercise

Apps (Search for these in the Chrome Web Store):

  • Read & Write--good app for allow kids to listen to text
  • Chromespeak--will read text on Websites for you--
  • Webpage screenshot--can edit Webpages
  • TabScissors--combines all Chrome windows into one
  • TabGlue
  • AdBlock: blocks all ads on Websites
  • Save to Google Drive
  • Window Resizer
  • Evernote Web Clipper
  • Clear History
  • ScreenLeap
  • Big G Black Bar Sorter
  • Follow J.R--
  • Quixey
  • PicMonkey--Really cool avatar! (can open up in Google Drive)
  • MarkUp--can mark up a webpage and publish that mark up
  • Sound gecko--will record a webpage and send it as a mp3 file
  • incredible startpage--share at next Tech Thursdays
  • Fun tip: in Google Docs, go: up, ,up, down, down, left arrow, right, left, right, b, a, enter...this will reverse the screen
  • dotepub...good for  viewing on idevices
  • pulls up anything about a person when you email them
  • boomerang...use to resend emails if don't receive: --add-on for gmail so you can control when you send or receive emails

Extensions (Search for these in the Chrome Web Store):

  • Last Pass--saves all pws
  • Buffer App: creates a Tweet from whatever page you’re one-will send out when necessary
  • Amazon Wishlist
  • Awesome Screenshot
  • Delicious Bookmarks
  • AdBlock
  • IE Tab

Drive Apps (Search for these in the Chrome Web Store):

  • Aviary?--currently not working
  • PowToon
  • LucidChart
  • picMonkey

And, some other great links to Google:

Also, you can check out my TCEA presentation that showcases some of the extra Google wonders.

Happy Google-ing!

1 comment:

  1. Great list here! When It comes to google drive apps I love using Lucidchart. I love their real time collaboration tools