How do you make a room full of students smile? Place the good old TV cart in the front of the room and students will rejoice for movie day. Well, time to move movie day into the 21st century using VideoNot.es. VideoNot.es allows students or yourself to watch a YouTube or Khan Academy video and take notes as the video plays. These notes can then be shared using Google Drive, that's right, this bad boy integrates with Google Drive!
Imagine tellings students to check out the MinutePhysics YouTube channel. Each students could pick out one video that interests them and then take notes on it. Students could then share those notes with you, a fellow student, or even the entire class! Or let's flip this around. You could create your own YouTube video with classroom content or find one and takes notes on it to share with students.
VideoNot.es in the end allows you to take something as impersonal as watching a movie and create student involvement. So involve your students and rock out a awesome Video.Not.es project today!
This is one extension that you don't realize how awesome it is until you use it! Announcify is the perfect extension for students with reading disabilities, attention issues, or students reading above their grade level. Announcify will strip out all the ads from a webpage and then read the information to the student!
Want to see it in action? Check out the brief demo below.
Often while browsing the 'interwebs,' as my Grandmother would call, it we come across a website that is just plain old awesome; yet as we try to find something similar to hit, we hit a stumbling block and fail.
Well, no more of that because the Google Similar Page Extension is here to save the day! Using the Google Similar Page Extension yourself and students can find websites similar to the one they are on quickly and efficiently. The bonus part is when you select a similar page, it will open in a new tab which preserves the site you were originally on and allows you to go back to the direct search.
Watch the brief tutorial below to see this bad boy in action!
Have you ever read a news article and found a word that you had absolutely know idea what it means or even how to save it? Well, do I have an extension for you! Google Dictionary will define any word you double-click and for many words it will even speak the word to you!
Just imagine, you can assign students a bunch of news articles or research topics, and using this extension, students can conquer words above their reading levels! This extension is a must have for all teachers and students alike. Check out the brief tutorial on Google Dictionary below.
Awesome Screenshot takes the normal screenshot function and cranks it up 10 notches! Awesome Screenshot allows you to take a screenshot and mark it up in a variety of ways to help students understand what they should be doing, or allow for a student to communicate to you what they found on a website.
One of the best features of Awesome Screenshot is that it integrates with Google Drive! This means that you can save all your screenshots to Google Drive to easily share with students, or students to easily share with you using their Google Apps account.
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