Best Chromebook Extensions for K12

Best Chromebook Extensions for K12

We all know the universality of the Chrome browser for educational purposes. Especially for its extensions, the number of which may well extend (no pun intended) the functionality of Chrome browser to almost infinity. However, there is one problem. We just don’t have the time to sift through all of it and see which would be the most optimal for the growing youthful classroom. Well, these may not be the best of the best, but you can look at some of these extensions as basic templates on what certain type of Chrome extension you will need in a classroom.

Kami

If you ever need a quick way to access files, whether by simply opening them, sharing them to others, or editing them a little bit to add annotations to it for a presentation, then Kami may just be your best option. Standard browser-based PDF viewers usually have the advantage of simplicity and access speed. Full (local) PDF software has the advantage of comprehensiveness and complexity. Kami gives the best of both worlds, and that is pretty much how we can sum up its use. Access a file from a cloud-based drive, open it in a tab, edit it with a multitude of tools, re-save it, and present or share it to everyone.

TLDR

Teaching subjects that are a little more complex (physics concepts, for example) to younger students can be challenging. For this, TLDR is your best pal, which is essentially an article summarizer. As its name suggests, it is a type of tool that you can use to significantly shorten any publication into a few sentences or a single paragraph for readers to easily digest. This can greatly help in easily explaining topics in more generalized detail, serving as a convenient tool in writing notes and in filtering out the most important details in a specific topic.

Daum Equation Editor

For something that is a little bit higher than elementary school subjects, the Daum Equation Editor can be a very convenient subject-specific tool. This extension makes writing equations for notes, lectures, and discussions a whole lot easier. It is even more convenient when you think about the fact that it can be used in conjunction with other presentation hardware for you to discuss and teach math. All you need to do is to click and drag its various equation tools and symbols to freely work on formulas and equations.

EasyBib

EasyBib is originally a website that was used to instantly create citations for publications and other similar content. Such tools may not be totally useful in more basic grade level classrooms, but it can be nifty as a general, all-purpose extension in more updated learning materials. This version is the Chrome extension version, which can be easily used by simply clicking the extension on the browser. You can then make a few edits on the automatically-generated citation, before actually being able to copy and paste the citation to whatever report or lecture you are using it with.

James Knapp

James Knapp

Content Marketing Manager at Kami
James Knapp