Chrome Apps & Extensions
Teachers must be logged into their BCPS Google account when accessing Google Workspace tools for use with students and for any BCPS related work.
Empowered Learner. 1d - Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.
Grade levels: Primary, Intermediate, Middle, High
BCPS users have access to add approved Google apps and extensions to a device in order to customize the user experience. Users must be logged in with a BCPS Google account in order to add apps and extensions.
Teachers should NOT install non-approved Google Chrome extensions. If non-approved extensions have been added, they should be removed from the BCPS device and Chrome Browser profile. They can cause user issues and/or violate digital safety standards.
Apps vs Extensions
The terms apps and extensions are often used interchangeably. For BCPS users, the term app refers to an application or program that is physically installed on a device. Approved Chrome Apps for BCPS users are accessible from a Chromebook via the BCPS Google Play Store icon on the Chrome shelf. Teachers and students do not have access to search for and install additional apps.
For BCPS users, the term extension refers to additional features that can be added to enhance the functionality of the Chrome browser. These extensions are typically added to customize the user experience. Several extensions are automatically installed for all BCPS users including Kurzweil Read the Web, Office, and GoGuardian. Additional extensions can be added as needed by accessing the BCPS Chrome Web Store via the shortcut located in the Chrome app launcher on a Chromebook or by accessing the store online from a PC device. Teachers and students should only select extensions from the displayed approved list.
Only extensions automatically deployed and/or in the BCPS Chrome Web Store are approved and can be installed.
Adding Apps from the Google Play Store
Adding Extensions from the Chrome Web Store
Chromebook or Chrome Browser from PC
The following Chromebook Apps and Chrome Extensions are currently approved by BCPS and available for BCPS users.
Available Apps: Access all available apps to BCPS Chromebook users in the BCPS Google Play Store. This is not a comprehensive list of all BCPS approved Chromebook apps.
BCPS Forced Extensions: These extensions automatically populate when a user logs in to a BCPS Google account.
Math Learning Center Extensions: These extensions allow users to access an app version of the resource directly from the Google app launcher on a Chromebook. They are also accessible within the BCPS Links folder in the bookmarks bar.
Fractions, by the Math Learning Center - Lets students use a bar or circle to represent, compare, and perform operations with fractions with denominators from 1 to 100.
Geoboard, by the Math Learning Center - A tool for exploring a variety of mathematical topics introduced in the elementary and middle grades.
Math Vocabulary Cards, by the Math Learning Center - Helps students deepen their conceptual understanding of key terms in mathematics.
Money Pieces, by the Math Learning Center - Helps students visualize and understand money values and relationships. Two versions of coins and bills are provided: virtual currency pieces that replicate the appearance and relative size of U.S. coins and the dollar bill, and area money pieces.
Pattern Shapes, by the Math Learning Center - Students use to explore geometry and fractions, creating their own designs, or filling in outlines.
Number Frames, by the Math Learning Center - Helps students structure numbers to five, ten, twenty, and one hundred. Students use the frames to count, represent, compare, and compute with numbers in a particular range.
Number Line, by the Math Learning Center - Helps students visualize number sequences and demonstrate strategies for counting, comparing, and arithmetic.
Number Pieces, by the Math Learning Center - Helps students develop a deeper understanding of place value while building their computation skills with multi-digit numbers. Students use the pieces to represent multi-digit numbers, regroup, add, subtract, multiply, and divide.
Number Rack, by the Math Learning Center - Facilitates the natural development of children’s number sense. The movable, colored beads encourage learners to think in groups of fives and tens, helping them to explore and discover a variety of addition and subtraction strategies.
Additional Available Extension: View all additional extensions available to BCPS users in the BCPS Chrome Web Store. This is not a comprehensive list of all BCPS approved Chrome extensions.
Record Voice Online (Teacher use Only) - Record audio or video from your microphone or webcam. Record audio and video from your microphone or webcam (or both) right in your browser. You do not have to install anything on your computer.
Screencastify - Screen recorder that allows you to capture, edit, and share videos in seconds. Enjoy unlimited recordings up to 5 minutes each - with no watermark, ever!