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Google Chrome Tips and Tricks for Teachers

Google Chrome is my go-to-browser and the recipient of many hours of my attention. Google is the gateway for many educators who rely on Google Apps for Education. Considering the many hours we educators use Chrome shouldn’t we know as many tips and tricks to keep us efficient? I’ve included tips and tricks that will keep your information secure, customize your learning environment and make you a power user!
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Google Chrome Tips and Tricks for Teachers
  • John Cork says:
    I always have a cheat sheet for Google Chrome posted next to my desk! If you use Google Chrome download and print this cheat sheet as a reference guide. It includes , or just need a refresher, use this cheat sheet as a reference guide. It includes the anatomy of Google Chrome, defines Chrome extensions and Chrome apps, and includes lots of tips along the way.
  • John Cork says:
    If you’re institution utilizes shared devices an issue you may face is forgetting to log out of your email or other password protected websites. Google Chrome offers “Incognito Mode” which immediately logs you out of all your password protected accounts when you close the browser. Nothing gets saved to the “history” and you’ll be protected from the browser remembering your password.
  • John Cork says:
    Many teachers have a personal and work Google account. Logging in and out of different Google Accounts can be a challenge as you navigate through your busy day of teaching. This 7-minute video is excellent and will show you the “best practices” for logging in and out of multiple Google Accounts.
  • John Cork says:
    This well-produced and engaging 56-minute podcast comes to us from TeacherCast and covers not only Chrome but also other Google Apps for Education ticks and tips. You'll find out about an interesting word cloud extension, how to remove ads from YouTube and how to save time with keyboard shortcuts. Be sure to check back for weekly podcasts which, by the way, are downloadable so you may listen on the drive to work.
  • John Cork says:
    There are hundreds of useful Google Chrome extensions that give teachers and students a wide range of added features and abilities. Shake Up Learning has created a database with 100’s of apps and extensions that will make your teaching day even more productive. Even better …. the database can be searched by category and subject.
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