Google Chrome Extensions and Add-ons

Written by Kara Osmundson

Last published at: August 23rd, 2021

Notes about Extensions (helper programs) Add-ons (additional features for specific google applications) and other aspects of the Google Chrome browser.


Chrome and Google Application Add-Ons

Add-ons must be pre-approved by technology in order to install. Complete a help desk ticket to request approval. Below is a list of the Add-ons that are currently available for students and staff to install.

Google Slides Add-ons

Google Docs Add-ons

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Chrome Extensions 

Chrome Extensions and Apps are available for students and staff to install at any time. Below is a list of some of our favorite Apps and Extensions for Google Chrome.

Chrome Extensions

Apps

  • Evernote: Organize notes, pictures, audio notes, and bookmarks
  • Lucidchart: An easy way to draw flowcharts, mockups, UML, mind maps and more. Work together in real time with your team and clients.
  • Padlet: Padlet works like a sheet of paper where you can put anything (images, videos, documents, text) anywhere, from any device (PCs, tablets, phones), together with anyone.
  • Pixlr: a full featured photo editor direct in your browser
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Shakopee Bookmarks

When using Chrome browser on a MacBook or Windows PC, you should have a pre-populated folder of bookmarks showing up in the bookmark bar near the top of the window.  This is a district-maintained list that includes the most commonly used links for staff.


Not seeing this bookmarks folder?

First, make sure you are using Chrome.  It does not show up in Safari or other browsers.

Second, verify the bookmarks bar is set to be visible. To check on this, start by clicking the three dots icon on far right.  In the menu that pops up, choose Bookmarks.  In the next screen, verify the option to "Show Bookmarks Bar" has a checkmark next to it; if not click on it to make it visible.


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