7 Essential Chrome Extensions for Teachers and Students

Chrome has the option of adding extensions to help modify your browsing experience. Choosing the right ones can help teachers and students increase their drive and productivity in more innovative ways.

Save to Google Drive 

Save to Google Drive is perfect for students and teachers that are using the internet for research. It allows the user to save and automatically send pictures, links, and articles to Google Drive for easier access at a later time.

Share to Classroom

Share to Classroom makes it possible for teachers to create an, even more, interactive environment within the class. It allows for the quick sharing of pertinent web pages so that everyone in the class is looking at the same page at the same time. Other things that can be shared by this extension are announcements and even assignments.


Kami is an efficient and manageable viewer for documents and presentations. This handy app is an all-in-one online office suite developed to improve document workflow and to allow editing, annotating, and collaborating with a wide range of documents such as PDFs and Microsoft Office files. With the rapid uptake of Chromebooks, as schools around the world move to paperless environments, Kami allows users to interact online with documents created in a variety of formats. Editing your documents can be done with ease and the interface runs so smoothly that you will never miss a deadline again.


StayFocusd is an extension for anyone who gets distracted by web surfing. It enables you to use time-wasting sites for only a certain number of minutes a day. When you’ve used up all your minutes, you will have to start working again because they will be blocked for the rest of the day. The great thing about StayFocusd is that it allows a lot of flexibility so that you’re blocked in all manners except for those that you choose. For example, websites, domains, and even specific content can be blocked.


Quizlet is a great way for teachers and students to try interactive learning. It creates study tools that make it easier to remember and understand topics. This can be used by both teachers and students because the quizzes can be created by the teachers and then shared with the students.


Readability gets rid of all the unnecessary additions in a website and offers you a clutter-free and easy-to-read page right on your web browser. If you want, you can also use Readability to save de-cluttered web pages so that you can read them later.

Print Friendly & PDF

Print Friendly & PDF extension makes it easier to get rid of all the other things that are added onto web pages when you are trying to print them. It gives you the ability to easily change the text and images that can be found on a website before you print them. This allows you to save paper and also make it easier for you to get to the pertinent information.

Since the internet and web browsing are now embedded into learning, it seems apt that new and better ways to use these advancements have been created. Try them out on your Chrome browsers and see if they help your teaching and learning experience.

Maria Dublin
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Maria is a writer, an editor, and a law student. She plays for the Philippine national touch football team, and does a lot of travelling during the holidays.