We’re genuinely excited to learn that Google for Education has plans to launch an Educational Chromebook App Hub later in 2019. It will prove a fantastic, practical and valuable tool for discovering Chromebook apps for the classroom. Often teachers have to sift through the Internet to find practical, real-world examples of educational apps and tools used in the Classroom. Twitter has proved an amazing resource where teachers share their experiences and journeys of Chromebook apps they’ve tried and tested in the classroom.
As we patiently wait for the Hub *drums fingers on desk*, we’ve put together a list of fantastic Chromebook apps for the classroom.
Chromebook Apps for the classroom
1. EquatIO – Math Made Digital
EquatIO is math made digital. The Chrome extension allows students to easily create equations, formulas and quizzes. The educational tool is designed to make writing maths equations quickly and easily. it’s a great way for them to write mathematics equations on their Chromebooks. If you don’t believe us, here is what teachers say about it.
2. SoundTrap – Make Music Online
This app is for the Beethoven, Bachs, Cardi Bs and FrTaylor Swifts among us. Soundtrap is fantastic for your music classes and lets your students make music online. Record instruments, vocals and use loops to bring their musical creations to life. If you’re just switching over from macs, it’s a great substitute for Garageband.
3. Canva – Amazingly Simple Graphic Design
Canva makes it wonderfully simple to bring beautiful design projects to life. Teachers have tasked students to create infographics, design book covers and flyers and much more. The tool is intuitive and easy to pick up. We highly recommend for art, history, english and design classrooms round the world.
4. Kahoot! – For Real Time Class Quizzes
Kahoot enables teachers to set and administer quizzes in real-time. Multiple choice questions are projected on to the screen and students answer the questions on their phone or tablet. Here’s a look at a class using Kahoot! to review verbs.
5. Screencastify – Screen Video Recorder
Screencastify is a great Chromebook app for teachers. Using the educational tool, teachers are able to record instructional videos for their students. An example of this would be showing your class how to create a basic presentation in Google Slides. Here’s a helpful list of classroom screencasting activities from Screencastify.
6. Adobe Spark – Free Online Video Maker
Adobe Spark Video is a free online video making software. Your students can create videos in minutes and bring their stories to life. It allows them to combine video, images and photos and add text to their videos. This is great tool for creating videos for an oral presentation to the class.
7. Random Student Generator
This Chromebook app for the classroom is a neat way to increase student engagement. It randomly selects students from your Google Classroom at the touch of a button. It’s a great tool for pop quizzes or prize draws.
8. Alice Keeler Classroom Split
This app is a great way for students to have their task and instructions from their teacher side by side. It allows students to split their screen and easily view directions while working on their assignments. Teachers have also used the app to help them quickly transfer grades from Google Classroom to their grade book.
We hope you found this list of Chromebook apps for the classroom useful and we’ll keep adding any new ones we hear about. If you’re a teacher and you’d like to recommend one, tell us about it on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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