This orientation will be taught in Western Civ classes. At the end of this orientation, students should be able to: 1. Access the Chrome store 2. Explain the definition of apps and extensions 3. Search for relevant apps and extensions 4. Add apps and extensions 5. Access and use apps and extensions 6. Delete apps and extensions 7. Identify possible apps and extensions for academic purposes
1. There are many ways to access the Google Chrome store: through settings in the Chrome browser, through the search feature on the toolbar, or by bookmarking the site. 2. To access the chrome store the traditional way, go to https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/apps. 3. Another option is to Google “Chrome web store.”
1. Extensions are meant to help users efficiently use the internet, so students may want to consider adding academic extensions. 2. Students should note that they are responsible for any extensions and apps that they install, and that all apps and extensions must adhere to the Acceptable Use Technology Agreement.
1. For example, the Google Docs Quick Create extension is installed on the Chrome toolbar, and every time it is clicked, it allows the user to create a new Google file without going to Google Drive. 2. Extensions are specific to Google Chrome, and if you are not signed in to your school Google Apps account, your extensions will not save. 3. However, because you use your Google Apps account to log in to your chromebook, your extensions should be there every time you open your computer.
1. For example, the BioDigital Human app is an app that might be used in a Health or Science class to explore body systems in 3-D. 2. Generally, the app is just a shortcut or a condensed version of a website.
To search for relevant apps and extensions: 1. Go to the Chrome store. 2. In the Search the Store box, type in the category of app or extension that you are looking for. For example, if you know you could use help learning vocabulary, type in “Vocabulary.” 3. If you know the name of the app or extension you want, you also can just type that into the Search the Store box. 4. Select the type of results you would like by choosing Apps or Extensions. Remember, extensions are specific to the chrome browser.
1. All of your extensions will appear on your Chrome toolbar. 2. Whenever you want to use one, just click on the appropriate extension icon on the toolbar. 3. For example, the arrow is pointing to the Google Docs Quick Create extension. Once this icon is clicked, a menu appears that allows the user to create a Google file without going into Google Drive.
To delete an extension: 1. Click on settings tab in Chrome browser 2. Click on More Tools. 3. Click on Extensions. 4. Find the Extension you want to delete. 5. Click on the trash can next to it. 6. Click Remove.
1. To access apps, click on the search icon in the bottom left of the chromebook screen. 2. If the app you want to delete appears, right click on it (on the chrome pad, this is done by clicking with two fingers at once). 3. Click Remove From Chrome. 4. Click Remove. 5. If the app you want to remove doesn’t appear, click on All Apps. 6. Then, follow steps 2-4.