Sunday, May 31, 2015

Yet Another Useful Chrome Extension

Here's the problem . . . A student needs a picture to add to an assignment. So, she searches for the right image, finds the one she wants, now she has to copy it to her hard drive, then upload it to her Google Drive. Too many steps! True, she can just right click over it and use copy image and paste it into the assignment, but what if she wants to use the image for something else at a later date? 

Well, it's much easier to use the Save to Google Drive Chrome extension!

The Save to Google Drive Chrome extension helps you save web content or browser screenshots to your Google Drive.
* Adds a browser action to save the current page.
* Adds a right-click context menu to save hyperlinks and media.
* Configurable through an options page. (Choose the folder where you want images stored.)

The extension will add an icon on the extension bar and also an option on the right click. When hovering over an image the Save to Google Drive option will be available. The first time it is used, users will have to authorize and accept the extension.

For Teachers
As you build your Google Site, adding images will obviously enhance your site. Create a folder for your site images to be stored and change the share permissions for the folder to Anyone with a Link. (Without this option, images will not display on your site.) To insert an image from your Google Drive to your Site, watch this quick video: 

Try it!