Google Chrome POWER Hour – Tech 4 Educators

Google Chrome POWER Hour

Google Chrome POWER Hour!!

Browsing Tips:

1. Display “Home” Button

2. Pin Tab

3. Omnibox!
When you type in the address bar, it automatically shows you matches from your bookmarks and browsing history. appears next to bookmarked sites. appears next to searches, including related searches if you have the prediction service turned on. appears next to matches from your browsing history, or related sites when you have the prediction service turned on. Create bookmarks
Click at the right end of the address bar to create a bookmark. See alerts for the page you’re onappears next to the address bar if Google Chrome detects the page you’re on is properly encrypted for your security. appears next to the address bar if Google Chrome cannot verify the security of the page you’re visiting. appears in the address bar whenever the browser blocks pops-ups. Click the icon to see the pop-ups that have been blocked or to manage pop-up settings for the site.

4. Incognito–private web browsing
Incognito mode is for private browsing, where Chrome doesn’t record your browsing history, download history. Any cookies that are stored during the incognito mode is deleted when you close the browser.
5. Reopen recently closed tabs
If you’ve closed a tab by mistake, you can open it by pressing Ctrl + Shift + T, (or) right mouse-click on the empty area in the title-bar -> and select “Reopen closed tab” as shown below.

6. Multi-device sync!
If you are using multiple computers (at home, at work, etc.), you don’t need to worry about trying to setup the Chrome browser in the same way on all the computers you use. Instead, setup your bookmarks, extensions, themes, settings, etc, on your Chrome browser on one computer, and select “Sign in to Chrome” from the settings menu as shown below.

This will ask you to enter your google username and password. This will save all your chrome settings on your google account. Next time when you sign-up from another machine, all your chrome settings will be visible on the new system. If you make any changes to your chrome settings on this new system, it will be available on your other computers too. Use this feature only on the systems which you trust and not on public computers.

7. Highlight text and search
When you are browsing a website, if you come across some word that you are not familiar with and like to perform a google search on it, just double-click on the text to high-light it, right mouse-click, and select “Search google for”, which will open a new Tab and search for the selected text. This saves some time.

8. Google Cloud Print
Go to Settings—–>“Google Cloud Print” Once you setup your printer using Google cloud print, you can print to it from anywhere. i.e You can print to it from your mobile, other PC at work, or any other system that is connected to the internet.

9. Paste and go/paste and search
Google Chrome has a useful shortcut if you want to copy a URL from another browser which you want to look at in Chrome, or if you want to search a piece of text, for example from a word document. Instead of doing Ctfl+V and Enter in the address bar, instead you can just right click in the URL bar and choose “Paste and go”, or “Paste and search”, saving you valuable seconds.

10. Generate passwords
This is just one of the many things you can do by delving into Chrome Flags – Google Chrome’s experimental laboratory of new features. Simply type “about:flags” into the Chrome address bar and find “Enable Password Generation”.

11. Quick calculations
Google Chrome’s address bar has many uses, including doubling up as a Google search bar. But if your maths is a bit rusty, it also can be used to make simple calculations. If you want to know 250 divided by 15, simply type in “250/15” into the address bar and it will show you the answer below.


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Chrome Web Store:

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My Chrome Theme
Google Play
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Doctopus is a document management script for student projects in Google Docs. Written by an educator for educators, the free Doctopus script gives educators the ability to auto-generate, pre-share, and manage grading and feedback on templated Docs for group and individual projects.

gClassFolders by Bjorn Behrendt is a free, Google-Spreadsheet-based add-on for Google Apps for Education that creates class folders for students and educators to simplify and streamline their experience of using Google’s world class productivity and collaboration tools in the classroom. It has the ability to run in “Single Teacher Mode” or “School Mode” – school mode anticipates use over multiple semesters and at the scale of many classrooms. It also has the ability to add students and classes over time without recreating all folders, and features an internationalized interface that runs in over 70 languages.

Flubaroo by Dave Abouav is a free script that helps you quickly grade multiple-choice or fill-in-blank assignments automatically using Google Forms.

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