Tuesday, January 26, 2016

One Tab Extension

Using Chrome without extensions is like eating pancakes without syrup. It's still good, but it could be so much better.

One of my favorite Chrome extensions is OneTab. This extension lets you covert multiple open tabs into a single tab list. When you are ready to open them back up, you can restore them all or one at a time. This tab can be saved, sent as a web page and it will give you a QR code to post.

At first glance, this might not seem like such a big deal, but think about how nice this would be for students. If you want them to review a certain list of websites, you don't have to copy and paste the web links into a separate document and print it out or post it online somewhere. You can just give them a single website or QR code to access all of the websites.

This is a screenshot of 4 tabs put into a single tab using the OneTab extension.

This is a screenshot of the same 4 tabs shared as a webpage with the optional QR Code.

If the website name is too long for your students, use the Google URL Shortener extension. 
(We'll talk about that one next week)

To install the OneTab extension - 
1. Click on the apps link in your browser, go to the Web Store and search for OneTab. 
2. Click Add to Chrome and the extension will be added to Chrome next to the Omnibox at the top of the browser (it looks like a funnel).

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