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The Chromebook App List by the NCCE Tech-Savvy Teachers

The Chromebook App List by the NCCE Tech-Savvy Teachers | technologies | Scoop.it
Updated 14 August 2017 Permanent short link to this document: http://techsavvy.link/chromeoslist About this document: One of the hurdles for teachers adopting Chromebooks in their classroom is finding alternatives to software they previously used on their Windows or Mac desktops o
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One of the hurdles for Education Practitioners adopting Chromebooks in their Learning Environments is finding alternatives to software they previously used on their Windows or Mac desktops or laptops, or even their iPads. 
The Chromebook App List is a mixture of Chrome extensions, Chrome Apps, and web-based tools that help drive productivity, production, and creativity. 
All of the tools have been tested by the NCCE Tech-Savvy Team on both newer and older Chromebooks and are 100% compatible based on their experiences. 
The intention is that this list will be a living document and will change and adapt over time. 
NOTE: As with any list you find on the Internet (including my posts), users should research and carefully vet any suggested tool, before adopting them within their learning environments. 
Well worth a look! 
P.S. Visitors to this resource are encouraged to share additional resources that can be added
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Papier - for quick, on-the-go notes

Papier - for quick, on-the-go notes | technologies | Scoop.it
Papier is a new tab extension for notes. Focus on writing.
John Dalziel's insight:
Chromebooks are quickly becoming the affordable, easy to use, low maintenance laptop of choice for millions of Learning Providers and people around the world. Businesses are also issuing them to more and more of their employees. 
NOTE: the apps can be added to other devices that have the Chrome browser installed. Papier is designed for quick, on-the-go notes. 
Given ChromeOS is built around the Chrome browser, it makes sense to use an extension that lets users make notes directly within the browser itself. 
Papier is an excellent option. 
Once installed, Papier... 
  - turns new tabs into a notepad.  
  - offers basic formatting and rich text support, and 
  - automatically saves all notes 
Another one you should try out!
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Cold Turkey

Cold Turkey | technologies | Scoop.it

Cold Turkey is a free productivity program that you can use to temporarily block yourself off of popular social media sites, addicting websites and games so that you can get your work done!

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This download will temporarily block off users from...
- social media sites,
- addicting websites,
- games and
- even programs.
Imagine how much more could be achieved and/or work could be done without all those distractions.
Users can use the provided list of popular sites to block, or add any number of their own to the list. Cold Turkey can be scheduled to block users in intervals of half an hour, up to a full week.

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Voice Clock - helps users to keep track of time and help them organise themselves better!

Voice Clock - helps users to keep track of time and help them organise themselves better! | technologies | Scoop.it
Helping you to keep track of time and help you organize yourself better!
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Voice Clock helps users to keep track of time and help them organise themselves better! 
Voice Clock announces the time every 30 minutes or every hour (users choose), helping users keep their tasks on course and fight procrastination. 
Users will soon be able to decide whether they want a male or female voice to read them (at the time of posting the default is female), and change the language they are read in (at the time of posting the it is available only in English).
This is one that I find very useful!
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SummarizeThis™

SummarizeThis™ | technologies | Scoop.it
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Do you have learners who are slow readers?
Do they have trouble remembering what they've read?
Do they want to get more out of their day?
Summarize This helps users to...
- read faster,
- remember more and
- boost their overall productivity,
...by providing a summary.
Insert the content of text into the box and press the “summarize” button to get just a summary.
NOTE: this is a useful tool for users to get an overview of web-content for example, and/or an Academic Paper but may not include all the "facts" in the resulting summary.

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Get Work Done Music

Get Work Done Music | technologies | Scoop.it

For some people, listening to music while they work boosts their productivity.

 

In general the music should be of a fast beat to keep listeners energized and active.

 

Offering users such music in a simple interface is the appropriately titled tool called Get-Work-Done Music.

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