Tuesday, October 26, 2021


Some Google Extensions are great tools for productivity and organization.  One Extension that can be very helpful is OneTab.


One Tab allows you to convert all of your open tabs into a list of URLs.  

From the list you can restore your tabs individually or all at once.  

Using OneTab can conserve battery power on a laptop/Chromebook.  It can also help speed up your device.  OneTab temporarily reduces the amount of memory your computer or chromebook uses, when you keep too many tabs running in the background.

The URL list can also be exported to save for later or to be shared with someone.

OneTab may be just the tool your students need when they are working on a research paper for your class.  They can open and view multiple tabs.  When computer time is over, they send the OneTab list to their G-Mail for later review and use.  They will have all of their research available to them, without having to continually start over or remember what they had searched for previously.  

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Turn on/off auto numbering and bullets in Google

1. When you start a line with a number, auto numbering automatically turns on.
2. This is great if it is the feature you want.
3. If this is not what you want...
4. Shut it off by un-selecting the numbering button in the tool bar.



This also works for turning on and off bullets.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Google Timer - guest writer Jerilyn Lynn

In order to provide great information for my readers, I have enlisted the help of some guest writers.

This week I am using a write-up from Jerilyn Lynn, M.I.L.S - University of Michigan, Technology Resource Specialist for Ypsilanti Community Schools.

Google Timer

  1. Go to the Google Search Page: www.google.com

  2. Enter: timer 5 minutes (or whatever time you want) 5 minutes is just an example of minutes

  3. Press the enter key.

  4. The timer will automatically start counting down!

  5. Click the speaker icon to mute the alarm.

  6. Click the frame icon to switch to the full-screen mode.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Mercury Reader

Mercury Reader is a Google Extension that allows you to remove webpage noise and clutter from an article to make it easier for students to read.  

Mercury Reader Extension - Off          Mercury Reader Extension -On

Mercury Read allows you to make minor changes to font style, size and light/dark background options.  

Mercury Reader Extension - Settings icon     Mercury Reader Extension - Settings Menu

Mercury Reader also has a keyboard shortcut 
which allows you to switch the Reader on and off within any article:
Cmd + Esc for Mac users
Alt + ` for Windows users