What is it?
As a productivity tool, this addresses ISTE Standard 6b for students ("Select and use applications effectively and productively"). For students, helping them add this extension could save instructional time, help them streamline a workflow, and help them be better organized with online shortcuts. As a teacher, this can be a huge timesaver (especially if some of the services you use often aren't listed in the Google Apps "waffle").
Some nice features with this extension include:
- you can customize the extension to include the Google shortcuts you want (there are over 250 Google services available in the list);
- if you are a Google Apps user, you can add your custom domain;
- you can change the appearance of the extension and how it displays the icons & information;
- you can add your own shortcuts, even for non-Google sites or services (like Schoology in the example above).
There's information about the extension in the Chrome Web Store, but you can also visit the website from the creator, Carlos Jeurissen. And while you're there, check out some of the other "gifts" you can use in Chrome. There are some other great extensions that help with productivity.