Category: Apps, Extensions and Add-Ons

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

Orange You Glad You Use Rubrics?!

A favorite online teacher rubric is OrangeSlice.  OrangeSlice: Teacher Rubric increases the teacher’s grading productivity by eliminating repetitive clicks, presenting the rubric selections in an easy to use format and presenting the final grades in a consistent, professional format.  OrangeSlice also works with Google Classroom. 



Click here to view step-by-step instructions on how to install and use OrangeSlice.

Create Audio Narrations with ViewedIt!


During a recent Google Slides training, teachers mentioned that they miss MS PowerPoint’s “record audio narrations” feature. The following instructions help you accomplish a similar outcome through video. ViewedIt, a Chrome extension, is an easy way to create, share, and track video views.

Do you want to record your device screen or browser tab? Do you want to add narration / music to Google Slides? Or, do you want to create a webcam recording? ViewedIt does all of this with just a few simple clicks. read more

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