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Chrome Extensions - Making Chrome Work for You

Location: W196a

Explore and create
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Explore and create : BYOD

Wednesday, June 27, 1:30–2:30 pm
Location: W196a

Samantha Morra  
Extensions add extra features and functionality to Chrome. Complex tasks become easy and less time-consuming. Learn about extensions to streamline your Chrome experience and save precious time for you and your students.

Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Google Chrome needs to be on your computer.
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Online tools, apps and resources
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
For Students:
Empowered Learner
  • Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.
Creative Communicator
  • Students choose the appropriate platforms and tools for meeting the desired objectives of their creation or communication.
Additional detail: ISTE author presentation

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of this presentation is to help educators use Chrome efficiently and effectively. This will be a hands-on session with many resources and strategies particular to educators. Many of the tools will also benefit students and enhance learning. As the workshop progresses, the tools will be used together to create unique results. Participants will leave feeling like they have superpowers and be able to use what they have learned immediately.


This will be a hands-on session. The audience will participate throughout the session. It will be fun but intense. They will add extensions and practice strategies while asking questions and participating in polling and sharing.

Intro 5 min
Set-up 5min
Extensions and Strategies - 40 min
Wrap-up 10 min

Supporting research

Covili, Jared. (2017). Going Google: Powerful Tools for 21st Century Learning. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin, a SAGE

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Samantha Morra, Elisabeth Morrow School

Samantha Morra is an educator with over 25 years experience as a teacher, technology coordinator, administrator, and educational consultant. She earned two Master’s Degrees: Educational Technology and Educational Leadership and Administration. She is a Google Certified Innovator and RaspberryPi Certified Educator. She has presented at conferences and led workshops for educators across the US and Canada. Samantha’s views on 21st-century learning and teaching have been in the New York Times, Star-Ledger, ISTE’s Learning & Leading with Technology magazine, NJN’s Classroom Close Up, the ABC Network special issues on education and she has contributed to several books.

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