Top 11 Google Chrome Apps that Make Life Easy for the Students
- May 20, 2015
Gone are the days when students went to the school with just the books and copies. They learnt by rote to perform well in the exams. And, more importantly, the students were just passive learners in the classroom.
This has changed significantly.
Teachers still hold the key to making a classroom interesting or engaging for the students. But student participation has increased significantly, thanks to the fusion of education and technology. It is now empowering students to a great extent.
Search for a student who does not use the internet. It’s really hard to find. And for surfing the internet, a lot of them are dependent on Google Chrome, one of the most popular browsers around.
If you are one such student in the habit of using Google Chrome, have you ever wondered how Google Chrome can make your process of studying easier?
All you need to do for that is use a few applications that guide learners in different ways to while studying. And if you can use them prudently, it is sure to reflect in the marks that you obtain in your exams.
Here’s a quick look at some of the most amazing Google Chrome apps, which can come in handy for you to organize the process of studying.
#1. Google Drive:
Has your teacher assigned a group project to you? Before you give that expression with your furrowed brows or develop butterflies in your stomach, let me remind you that the assignment is definitely not that complicated.
Not if you are using the ‘Chrome Drive’ app provided by the Google Chrome browser.
When you aim to complete a group project, you must possess a common platform that enables you to collaborate with your team to meet your goals. Every team member must contribute to the assignment by offering his ideas and services. The Chrome Drive app would assist you in your endeavors by letting you use its ‘slides’, ‘sheets’ and ‘docs’, even when you are offline.
This app is a marvelous alternative to traditional desktop applications like Microsoft Office.
When you use this for preparing a project, you have another amazing advantage over the offline counterparts. You can use it almost anywhere and anytime you wish. And all you need to have for that is an internet connection.
#2. Kindle Cloud Reader:
[caption id="attachment_419" align="aligncenter" width="650"] lh4.googleusercontent.com[/caption] Say goodbye to your heavy backpacks, for you no longer need to groan under the weight of them, thanks to the ‘Kindle Cloud Reader’ app. This app helps you access your e-books directly from the Internet. So naturally, you are spared the punishment of carrying hard-bound textbooks in your school-bag! All you need to access them is just a click of the mouse!
The app boasts of some amazing features.
- It is easy for you to take notes with it.
- You can highlight the areas that you wish to memorize or for other purpose.
- Last but not the least, the app also permits you to synchronize your e-books, so that you can read them when you are offline.
A tablet’s keyboard or your traditional desktop would not let you complete all such tasks as swiftly as this Google Chrome app.
#3. My Study Life:
[caption id="attachment_420" align="aligncenter" width="650"] blog.rewards.msdn.microsoft.com[/caption] Every student requires an official time-table that is followed in his school. It helps him prepare for a particular class. But quite often, students tend to forget about their home assignments when they attend their classes.
Why not try out the ‘My Study Life’ app provided by Google Chrome? Designed like a calendar, the application lets you create a time schedule for your classroom sessions. For instance, you can include which teacher imparts lessons in a particular subject in this schedule. In addition, you can also create a system of alerts for your daily assignments and exams, using this app.
When you finish working on an assignment, you can also utilize the app to mark them to avoid any type of confusion.
This app is also available for iOS and Android in sync with its Chrome version.
#4. Google Keep:
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Proper planning is a golden rule that assures brilliant grades to students. You must be a good planner as well as an efficient organizer, especially in terms of your study materials. Only then you can be a good student.
After all, you don’t want to lose your notes just when your exams are around the corner.
As a high school student, I had a habit of using post-it notes that acted as reminders to complete projects or study for an exam the following day. I remember sticking those notes on my study table and the walls of my room, where they were easily visible.
Now, you can do away with the practice of using post-it notes, since a new app called ‘Google Keep’ helps you arrange your notes and to-do lists in perfect order.
And here are the advantages you can enjoy while using Google Keep:
- You would not have to save your documents manually, as you keep typing, as this app saves your work automatically.
- The app lets you color-code your notes in different colors, to make you more organized.
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Afraid of mathematics? This phobia isn't uncommon. Remember, you are not alone. There are many people who share a similar kind of phobia when it comes to this seemingly difficult, but interesting subject.
But there's no reason why you should carry this phobia forward. At least not if you are using Google Chrome as your web browser.
There are quite a few apps that get integrated perfectly with Google Chrome. GeoGebra is just one of them. It is one of the best dynamic mathematics software and can come in handy for students from all levels.
Here's what GeoGebra offers:
So, no matter in which class you are, using this app is sure to turn your math exercises easier than ever before.
#6 Study Stack:
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Need to memorize lots of unknown words or terms?
Even a few years back, the best thing you could do was study by rote.
But no more.
The advancements in the field of technology has helped students go beyond this technique. These days, the use of Google Chrome apps can come in handy. And for this purpose, Study Stack surely rules the roost. It has multiple categories, including:
- AP comparative government
- Standardized tests
- Quiz Bowl
And all these are presented in forms of flashcards, which make the learning process even more interesting. So, you are sure to find this app extremely useful in helping you memorize.
So, with Study Stack around, no more scratching your head in distress in the examination hall.
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There are lots of sites on the internet, which offer information that you might find handy as a student.
But are you sure that all these information are authentic?
You guessed it right! They might not be.
So, the best thing that you can do is check the authenticity of the website itself where they are occurring.
And this can be done best with EasyBib, an app for Google Chrome.
It can show you the evaluation for each web page, so that you can select the page prudently before deriving data from there.
In addition, this extension also helps you cite sources to the list of books you use. You can use the in-built bookmarklet for this purpose.
#8 Sunrise Calendar:
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The first thing that any student need to do to perform well in studies is be organized. However, most of the students tend to be the other way round. Primarily because of the difficulty in organizing the books and copies.
But with the integration of technology in education, there's absolutely no excuse for them. If you are a student, all you need to do to organize your study materials is a Google Chrome app - the Sunrise Calendar. It functions perfectly with iCloud and Google Calendar, and also has features that can help to include events from Facebook.
The Sunrise Calendar works offline and across various platforms including the web, iPhone, and Android. It ensures that you have all the scheduled jobs right at your fingertips.
Here are some amazing things that you can do with Sunrise Calendar:
- View the faces of people whom you are scheduled to meet
- Connect a number of Google Calendars together
- Use the calendar on the desktop
All these are sure to come in handy for you to start studying in an organized manner. And this is sure to reflect in your performance in the exams and class tests soon enough.
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Did you know that it is always easy to remember a thing when you hear it, rather than reading it? However, you need to engage in effective listening to make the most of the session.
But how can you listen to every study material that you find on the internet?
It's not that difficult any more, especially if you are using Google Chrome as your web browser. You will just have to add the Announcify app there. It is a text to speech app that comes free of cost. If you have it installed, all you need to do is just click on the app while viewing a web page. And immediately, you will find that the web page is being read out to you.
Moreover, if you want to read a web page, Announcify can help you with that as well. It removes all the content from the sidebar and also increases the size of the text on the webpage.
So, with Announcify, there's no reason why you should not be able to remember your studies better.
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Already using a calendar to schedule your tasks for every day?
It will come in handy if you can make a list of the jobs that you need to do within a few days. It will ensure that you are not missing out on any of the tasks that need your attention. So, there's no chance of any blunder as well.
But what's the best way to do this?
If you are using Google Chrome as your web browser, you won't find this task difficult at all. All you need to use is the Todo.ly app, which helps you list the works to be done. You should assign due date for every job that you are scheduled to do. Once you do that, you will be provided with reminders, as the tasks for a scheduled date will pop up the moment you open the app on that day.
Todo.ly can be used in perfect harmony with a calendar app. And if you do that, there’s no reason why you should forget any of the tasks that you are expected to do on a scheduled date.
#11 Biodigital Human:
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You don’t like to study biology, especially the part that covers human anatomy. The report card stands witness to this habit of yours. Every year, you score low grades in it. And you just don’t know how to kindle your interest in the subject that appears dull to you.
There might be an easy but effective way out.
Have you tried Biodigital Human?
It’s an app that runs perfectly on the Google Chrome platform. And if you are using this web browser, the biology lessons will become easier than ever for you.
The Biodigital Human app offers a 3D view of the human anatomy. Besides, it also provides you with information on different types of diseases and treatments.
Here's what this app offers you:
- Interactive visuals of human anatomy
- Detailed medical descriptions
- Editing tools to dissect objects
- 3D scrolling, panning, and zooming
Moreover, you can also take screenshots on this app. Besides, the interactive features are sure to make the subject appear more interesting to you than ever before.
Apps are gradually turning out to be effectual virtual guides for all kinds of students, inspiring them to study smarter. For, learning should always be interactive rather than being just a monotonous, one-way session.
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