Chrome Web Apps

Web Apps are online programs that run right inside your browser, rather than needing to be installed to your hard drive like traditional programs. With web apps you can run your programs from any computer and from any place that you have Internet access. Many web apps also have off-line abilities for those times you do not have connectivity.



Web Apps and Extensions for Schools - Overview of Chrome web apps and extensions, Chrome Sync, benefits of web apps, and how to find, install, and use them.
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Web App Overview - What Chrome Web Apps are, how to install them, how to use them, and more.
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Using Chrome Sync - Google Chrome Sync allows you to access your bookmarks, web apps, extensions, and more from any computer where you sign into Chrome. Learn how to set up and use Chrome Sync in this video.
 Video (6 minutes) - link

Example Web Apps for Education - Below is a list of Chrome web apps that may be useful in an educational setting. For some of the web apps we also have a short tutorial video linked in.
  • If you have favorite web apps that are good schools, use this form to submit them for our list.
  • To view our list of extensions (rather than web apps) click here.
  Productivity Apps
     
 
Google Drive - Access, create, and share your Google Drive files
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Google Docs - Create and edit word processing documents
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Google Sheets - Create and edit spreadsheets
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Google Forms - Create and deliver online forms, surveys, quizzes, and more
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Google Calendar - Access and share your calendars
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LucidPress - Desktop publishing app for digital newsletters, flyers, brochures, photo books and more
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  Reading Apps
     
 
Google Play Books - Read over 4 million books online, and upload your own
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Chrome Speak - Text to speech tool to read aloud any selected text
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  Communication Apps
     
 
Gmail - Access your email
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Kaizena - Add voice comments to Google Documents to give feedback
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  Reference Apps
     
 
CK-12 - Learning content (videos, texts, quizzes. more) for math, science, English, history, and more
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Khan Academy - Watch videos and practice skills in math, science, social studies, and more
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instaGrok - Search tool where results are shown as concept webs with links to facts, videos, images, and more
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  News Apps
     
 
Google News - Worldwide headlines grouped by topic, category, and interest
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DOGOnews - Current events for grades K to 8
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Newsela - Current event articles written at five different lexile levels, along with associated quizzes
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  Presentation Apps
     
 
Google Slides - Create and edit multimedia slideshows
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PowToon Edu - Create presentations and animated videos with cartoon look and feel
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Presi - Zooming web-based presentation tool
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  Project Board Apps
     
 
Realtime Board - Collaborative whiteboard with text, videos, comments, Google Docs, and more
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Murally - Collaborative project board with images, websites, text, Google Docs, and more
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  Diagramming Apps (Mind Maps, Concepts Webs, Flow Charts)
     
 
Lucidchart for Education - Collaboratively create mind maps and other graphic organizers
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MindMeister - Create, edit and share mind maps online
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MindMup - Free online collaborative mindmapping
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Realtime Board - Collaborative whiteboard with text, videos, comments, Google Docs, and more
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  Video Apps
     
 
WeVideo for Google Drive - Digital video editing
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Pixorial Video - Digital video editing
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Stupeflix Video Maker - Digital video editing
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PowToon Edu - Create presentations and animated videos with cartoon look and feel
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YouTube - View, upload, and edit videos
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  Photo & Image EditApps
     
 
Picasa - Store, edit, and share your photos
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  Audio Apps
     
 
TwistedWave - Digital audio recorder and editor
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Voice Recorder - Record from your computer mic, then trim and save to your computer
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  Drawing / Art / Image Editing Apps
     
   
 
Google Drawings - Create and edit images, shapes, and diagrams
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   Lunapic- Photo Editor- Edit, Sharpen, Transparent, Effects, Filters, Paint, Sketch  Animated gif creation.  
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Pixlr Editor - Full-featured image editor
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Pixlr Touchup - Photo editor to touch up, clone, crop, resize, rotate, adjust color, add effects, and more
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Pixlr Express - Quick fix you photos with adjustments, effects, overlays, stickers, text and borders
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  Web Design / Blogging Apps
     
 
Google Sites - Create and collaborate on web sites
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Blogger - Google's free and powerful blogging tool
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Edublogs - Create educational blogs and websites
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Weebly - Create a free site or blog
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Glogster - Create online multimedia posters
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  Note Taking Apps
     
 
Evernote Web - Note-taking app to save and access all your information
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VideoNotes - Watch videos and create notes that are synchronized to the video
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  Study Apps
     
 
StudyBlue - Online flashcard and study tool
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Study Stack - Study with flashcards, crosswords, hangman and more
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Quizlet - Study tools including Flashcards, Scatter, Speller, Learn, Test, and Space Race
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  Mapping Apps
     
 
Google Maps - View and create your own maps
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  Language Arts Apps
     
  Newsela - Current event articles written at five different lexile levels, along with associated quizzes
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EasyBib - Manage citations and bibliographical references
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Vocabulary Spelling City - Activities and tests from word lists by teachers or parents
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MobyMax - Interactive curriculum for K-8 math, vocabulary, reading, and grammar
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  Math Apps
     
 
GeoGebra - Interactive geometry
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Desmos Graphing Calculator - Graphing calculator
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Graph.tk - Graphing calculator
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Fooplot - Basic but useful tool to plot functions, find roots and intersections, export images and more
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Plotly - Import, graph, analyze, and share data
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  Math Motorway - Practice math operations in a multi-player racing game
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Math Mahjong - Practice math operations while playing Mahjong
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FastFig - Easily type and solve math problems and notes using this "word processor" for math
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Daum Equation Editor - Create math expressions and save as images for use in other programs
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Visnos Interactive Mathematics - Variety of math interactives for elementary students
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3DTin - Create 3D models with various shapes
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MobyMax - Interactive curriculum for K-8 math, vocabulary, reading, and grammar
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  Science Apps
     
 
Biodigital Human - Interactive 3D model for human anatomy, disease, and treatments
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Planetarium - Interactive sky map for stars and planets
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Useful Periodic Table - Quick lookup for element properties, as well as interactive quizzes
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Biology Pop - Articles, videos, games, and more on a variety of biology topics
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Visible Geology - Create and explore your own geologic block models
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  Social Studies Apps
     
 
World Data Atlas - Visualize, compare, and export world statistics in a large variety of topics
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Ancient History Encyclopedia - Articles, maps, and timelines about ancient history topics
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Google Finance - Financial news, quotes, charts, and more
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