Web Apps – Google Resources

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.

Slideshow – link

Web App Overview – What Chrome Web Apps are, how to install them, how to use them, and more.

Video (6 minutes) – link

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
Link

Google Calendar – Access and share your calendars
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LucidPress – Desktop publishing app for digital newsletters, flyers, brochures, photo books and more
Link

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
Link

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
Link

Khan Academy – Watch videos and practice skills in math, science, social studies, and more
Link

instaGrok – Search tool where results are shown as concept webs with links to facts, videos, images, and more
Link

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
Link

Presentation Apps

Google Slides – Create and edit multimedia slideshows
Link

PowToon Edu – Create presentations and animated videos with cartoon look and feel
Link – Video

Presi – Zooming web-based presentation tool
Link

Project Board Apps

Realtime Board – Collaborative whiteboard with text, videos, comments, Google Docs, and more
Link

Murally – Collaborative project board with images, websites, text, Google Docs, and more
Link

Diagramming Apps (Mind Maps, Concepts Webs, Flow Charts)

Lucidchart for Education – Collaboratively create mind maps and other graphic organizers
Link – Video

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
Link

Video Apps

WeVideo for Google Drive – Digital video editing
Link – Video

Pixorial Video – Digital video editing
Link

Stupeflix Video Maker – Digital video editing
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PowToon Edu – Create presentations and animated videos with cartoon look and feel
Link – Video

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.
Link

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
Link

Pixlr Express – Quick fix you photos with adjustments, effects, overlays, stickers, text and borders
Link

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
Link

Weebly – Create a free site or blog
Link

Glogster – Create online multimedia posters
Link

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
Link

Study Apps

StudyBlue – Online flashcard and study tool
Link

Study Stack – Study with flashcards, crosswords, hangman and more
Link

Quizlet – Study tools including Flashcards, Scatter, Speller, Learn, Test, and Space Race
Link

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
Link

EasyBib – Manage citations and bibliographical references
Link

Vocabulary Spelling City – Activities and tests from word lists by teachers or parents
Link

MobyMax – Interactive curriculum for K-8 math, vocabulary, reading, and grammar
Link

Math Apps

GeoGebra – Interactive geometry
Link – Video

Desmos Graphing Calculator – Graphing calculator
Link – Help Guide

Graph.tk – Graphing calculator
Link

Fooplot – Basic but useful tool to plot functions, find roots and intersections, export images and more
Link

Plotly – Import, graph, analyze, and share data
Link
Math Motorway – Practice math operations in a multi-player racing game
Link

Math Mahjong – Practice math operations while playing Mahjong
Link

FastFig – Easily type and solve math problems and notes using this “word processor” for math
Link

Daum Equation Editor – Create math expressions and save as images for use in other programs
Link

Visnos Interactive Mathematics – Variety of math interactives for elementary students
Link

3DTin – Create 3D models with various shapes
Link

MobyMax – Interactive curriculum for K-8 math, vocabulary, reading, and grammar
Link

Science Apps

Biodigital Human – Interactive 3D model for human anatomy, disease, and treatments
Link

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
Link

Visible Geology – Create and explore your own geologic block models
Link

Social Studies Apps

World Data Atlas – Visualize, compare, and export world statistics in a large variety of topics
Link

Ancient History Encyclopedia – Articles, maps, and timelines about ancient history topics
Link

Google Finance – Financial news, quotes, charts, and more
Link

Source: google.apps.sparcc.org

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