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Jeremy Macdonald: Going Google

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October 15, 2012 02:47 pm


The following post comes from Jeremy Macdonald, a 5th Grade Instructional Technology teacher at Mills Elementary in the Klamath Falls City Schools district in Klamath Falls Oregon.


Everyone these days seems to have gone Google.

I just had the opportunity to participate in Oregon’s Google Summit. With the new iOS Drive app and all the daily updates to the Google Apps Suite, it’s difficult to find a reason why your district shouldn’t be on board with Google Apps for Education.

So I thought I’d share one of the resources I gave to attendees today. The session was called “There’s No Place Like Chrome”. While my intention wasn’t to knock other web browsers, my goal was to introduce attendees to tools that Chrome provides to easily make our “web time” more efficient and productive.

You can find the resource here; conveniently, it’s a Google doc: There’s No Place Like Chrome.

The focus of the session, or in this case, the 30 minute lightning round, was to show educators some of the Chrome Apps and Extensions that I use regularly to assist me in finding resources, curating information, and sharing it easily with everyone else. We didn’t have a lot of time to really dive into each one, but I invite you to visit the link above and see which of the apps or extensions you find useful.

Has your classroom gone Google?

If you are already taking advantage of this feature in Google Chrome, please share some of the extensions or apps that you use. If you haven’t, and you start using, please share your experience. I’m always interested in learning about what others find useful.

Jeremy Macdonald is a fifth grade teacher and instructional technology coach at Mills Elementary in Klamath Falls, Oregon. Mr. Macdonald’s blog posts appear on the second Thursday of every month. Read his previous posts here. Find more information on Mr. Macdonald on his website at You can also follow him on Twitter at @MrMacnology.




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