Category: Apps, Extensions and Add-Ons (page 1 of 2)

No more Remind texts for Verizon customers

Remind – the secure text-messaging service used by thousands of teachers to communicate with students and parents has announced that they are going to discontinue text messaging for those who use Verizon Wireless.

The reason for this change is that Verizon has increased the fee it charges Remind to deliver text messages to its customers. Even though parents and students opt-in to the messages, Verizon will now be classifying them as Spam and charging Remind an extra fee (making each text 11 times more expensive). read more

Fabulous Five Chrome Extensions for Students and Teachers Alike

Before exploring some useful Chrome extensions for students, what are extensions?  Extensions are software programs that extend the functionality of your browsing experience. Each user can install extensions to personalize their workspace. This customization allows for each user to create a browsing environment that works best for them.

You can search and install Chrome extensions from the Web Store. To do this, follow the below steps:

Click on the colorful APPS button

Select Web Store
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No more excuses for bad grammar – Grammarly is everywhere!

I am an English guy – no, I’m not from the UK – I just really enjoy writing and grammar. I even taught ELA for two years before entering my current career. I am married to a math teacher, so in our house, if you need math you see my wife. If you need grammar help, you see me.

Even though I love grammar, I’m not always 100% sure I’m following the rules. Enter Grammarly. John Mansel-Pleydell wrote a Tech Tips article about Grammarly back in March, but I wanted to follow up and add some more. read more

Mind your Grammar(ly)

I wanted to share a cool Chrome extension that I have been using for some time now with the Tech Tips family. I use it mostly in Gmail but it has a lot of other features that you might find useful.

Grammarly is a Chrome extension that helps with both spelling and grammar in most applications that run in the Chrome browser. OK I say most because Grammarly does NOT work in the GSuite apps (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawing), but it DOES work well in Gmail.

To get the extension go to the chrome web store and search for Grammarly. read more

Share to Classroom Extension

Did you know that Google Chrome offers extensions to enhance Google Classroom?   An extension called Share to Classroom will allow you to take any website, video, etc and share it to your Google Classroom class with just a couple clicks.

Make sure you are signed into Google Chrome and head out to the Chrome Web Store. Search for the Extension called Share to Classroom and install it.

Mine has a green button with Rate it on it because I already have the extension.

If you are trying to install it, it will have a blue Add to Chrome button. read more

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