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GOOGLE EXTENSIONS 4 SOCWKRS

Check out these great Google extensions!

If you are a google user and you are familiar with Google apps and extensions for education, you may be familiar with these great add-ons.   If you are new to the Google experience or just haven’t ventured past the basics, here are my tips for extensions that are very beneficial and game changers.  

Timer

You can set the timer for any time you want. When your time is up, you’ll hear the alarm sound.

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Readability

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Readability is a web and mobile app that zaps clutter and saves web articles in a comfortable reading view. The official Readability extension for Chrome provides a better way to read online, turning any web page into a comfortable reading view right in your web browser.

 Google Keep

This ext/app (on phone) creates bright colorful notes. You won’t forget to do anything important any more!  Google keep was highlighted at a tech conference, and what really blew me away was the ability to take a photo of text on a page.  It then will clear all the clutter around the text, and it is viewed as plain text page.  You can then use this same text image to open in a reading extension in chrome and your students now have the ability to have the article read to them!  Here’s more on Google Keep, check it out.

Screencastify 

Want to make lessons, or clips of what’s on your screen?

Screencastify is a screencasting extension for Google Chrome. It allows you to record your screen activity for creating tutorials, etc, and runs entirely in Chrome, so opens the possibility of screencasting up to Chromebook owners.

Introducing Screencastify – YouTube

Adblocker

Blocks all advertisements on all web pages, even, Facebook and You-tube

Quietube

Show you-tube videos without adds!

Here’s a few more lists to check out

The 101 Best Free Google Chrome Extensions

THE REAL EXTENSIONS OF GC

GREAT GOOGLE DRIVE ADD ONS  (there’s a couple here that assist with task completion and focusing!)

 

 

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Why Hashtags Matter – #SWvirtualpal

Twitter has been such a great tool for learning, sharing, and meeting new colleagues.  If you haven’t tried a twitter chat, there are some great social work chats being held on twitter.  One way to curate and organize your topics is through using hashtags.  Hashtags also can also help you find out whats happening in your professional community.

There’s one great hashtag that I want to promote, and I hope it catches on.  The hashtag #SWvirtualpal is a cool hashtag that helping social workers develop a community on twitter.  Laura Hitchcock helped develop this term and writes about it on her recent blog post.  Please read her post to learn  how to find your SWvirtualpal.  https://t.co/FVftFcK1Tx

swvirtualpal

Find me on twitter as @socialworkpad

 

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What The New Year Looks Like In Chicago

What The New Year Looks Like In Chicago

Wishing you Happy New Year from Snowy Chicago

Send a nice postcard to someone for the New Year.  Try out the android app Birthday Postcards from developer ShinyDev.  Description: Lovely postcards, weekly updates – pick from lots of carefully selected birthday pictures, add your text, and send via MMS, e-mail and more, or set as wallpaper. Save your postcards and send them again 🙂  Many of the pictures can be used for other greetings to brighten up someone’s day.  Pass along good vibes with this app.  Easy to use, just write what you want, and send.  This is a free app !   https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.roces.birthday

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Thanks For Following My Blog

Thanks For Following My Blog

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