10 ways students can make the most of Chrome
Whether you’re getting back into the swing of schoolwork or already in the middle of the school year, you can use Chrome to help you study.
Here are 10 ways Chrome can help students get their work done in the classroom or at home:
1. Turn on Live Caption
Need to watch a video for history class, but stuck in a noisy study hall without headphones? Use Live Caption on Chrome to automatically generate real-time captions on media with audio. It works across different content like social and video sites, podcasts, and embedded video players. And it can make content accessible if you are deaf or hard of hearing or need to read along while you listen.
2. Organize projects with Chrome's tab groups
If you tend to find yourself with so many open tabs that you can’t keep track of, tab groups are here to help. Keep the chaos under control by sorting open tabs into groups for your projects or classes. Doing research for a paper? You can move all the tabs you’re referencing into a group and then click its name to collapse it when you’re working on other things.
3. Open accidentally closed tabs
We’ve all been there: you find the perfect website for your research project on marine biology, but in a sea of sources you accidentally close the tab. Chrome has your back. Press Control/Command + Shift + T to bring the most recently closed tab back up. Or, check your history to see all of your recently visited sites.
4. Review your security settings
In the event you stumble upon a potentially harmful website or encounter a malicious file while working, Chrome’s security features can keep your computer secure. Looking for extra credit? Turn on enhanced protection to activate additional safety layers against phishing and malware.
5. Sync across your devices
Whether you’re on your phone or your laptop, you can easily sync your bookmarks, passwords and other settings. Finish reading that article from class earlier that day, or brush up on your Spanish vocabulary words from your phone while you wait for track practice to start. At any time, you can turn off sync or choose what to sync in your settings.
6. Right-click to search highlighted text
Another handy shortcut on Chrome is the ability to highlight and right-click to quickly search text. Reading a dense piece of text and not sure what “hyperbolic” means? Have instructions to “use the quadratic formula to solve” and don’t have the equation handy? Highlight the text, right-click and select “Search [provider] for [text]” and a new tab will open with a pre-filled search for the highlighted text.
7. Use the Chrome address bar for answers…
Solve math problems, answer basic questions or perform conversions within your Chrome address bar. Chrome will show you answers without even needing to press enter.
8. …and to quickly complete a task
With Chrome Actions, you can also easily create new Docs, Sheets and more directly from the address bar — just type “Create Google Doc.”
9. Use Chrome extensions
Whether you need a helping hand taking notes, a better way to collaborate with classmates, or a little help with a tough math problem, there’s probably a Chrome extension to make your life easier. Find a list of our recommendations on the Chrome Web Store.
10. Let Chrome manage your passwords
With an endless list of online tools, websites and apps required for school, remembering all your usernames and passwords can be a hassle. Google Password Manager is built into Chrome to help by saving your login information and generating unique, strong passwords across platforms. And now you can also generate passwords on iOS apps when you set Chrome as your autofill provider.