Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Tuesday Tech Tip: Chrome Web Store

Google Reader may be dead, but the Chrome Web Store is alive and kicking with plenty of great educational apps for teachers and students.  Many of us use web apps already and may not even know.  A few of the more common are GMail, Google Docs, Lucid Chart, or even WeVideo. 

 What is a web app?

Web apps are applications that are designed to be used completely in a web browser.  This means, no more installing software on a computer and no more reinstalling recent updates.  Just click on the app and go.  Apps install in seconds, with one click of a button. You don’t even have to restart your browser or computer.



Where to find Chrome Web Store and Apps

You must be logged in to your Cherry Creek Google Account in order to install apps from the Chrome Web Store.  Not logged in?  Login here.

You can get to the Chrome Web Store by clicking the Web Store icon in the Apps section of the New Tab page.
  1. Search for the app you’d like to install or click apps you would like to learn more about.
  2. Free apps show an 'FREE' button on their details page. Click the button to install the app.
  3. The app automatically installs and its icon appears in the “Apps” section of the New Tab page. 
Note: Some apps will have a free trial so be careful when reviewing apps that you think are FREE.

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