DIGITAL LEARNING COACH @ OLD QUARRY MIDDLE SCHOOL, LEMONT, IL
What is a Chrome Extension?!
Simply Put - They are small programs that add new features to your browser and personalize your browsing experience. Google Puts it: "extend the functionality of Google Chrome and the websites being viewed in it"
How can I use Them?
You need to be logged into the Chrome Browser to use them. This is amazing because they follow you whether you go! Regardless of which machine I am using I can log into a Chrome Browser and all my Extension are there. In fact everything is there, all my bookmarks and my themes!!
Why are they so Great?
With the limitation of not being able to download software to the Chromebooks, these often solve many of the roadblocks we come across. They also make the Chrome Experience even more Awesome.
But Wait, There are Apps too? What is a Chrome App?
On the surface apps seem as if they are just a bookmark/shortcut to a website but actually they twist a website a bit and make it simpler and less cumbersome for the user. Google puts it: "applications you can run inside your browser with a dedicated user interface and, typically, rich user interaction"