So, first of all my mind is blown after a class with Katia Hildebrandt! But on the other hand, I don’t know much about technology and the amazing benefits!
I learned so many things in just an hour and a half! She told us about many chrome extinctions that can make a person’s life so much easier! In my future career, many of these extinctions will be useful. One of them is Read Aloud, which is an extension that will read anything that is on your screen! I think this would be great for in the classroom when there is a child that needs help reading instructions or an article. The second one she showed us was Distraction Free For YouTube, which blocks YouTube from showing all the suggested videos that may distract the viewer. I think this will be fantastic to use in the classroom so all the students aren’t yelling what they see on the screen because we all know that happens! Another extension Katia introduced us to was One Tab, which I thought was amazing because I always have a million tabs open. This extension makes it so all your tabs are in one place and easy to access, but not open killing your battery. I also learned about Screencastify, which is an easy way to make videos of your screen or yourself. I think this would be fantastic in the classroom to make short instructional videos or to help students working from home when they are away. She also showed us Grammerly, but I have used that one for many years because I am awful with grammar and spelling. Katia introduced us to uBlock Origin a couple weeks ago, and I downloaded it right away because I had no idea this type of thing existed and it is life changing! UBlock Origin is an extension that blocks all adds when using the chrome browser. Everyone hates adds popping up all over the place, so this is beneficial to everyone! As soon as class was over I downloaded most of the extensions that Katia suggested. What I have discovered is the is basically an extension for everything if you just look for them! You should check some of these out if you have never heard of them because they may make your life easier!