One of the great changes that the health crisis of COVID-19 has brought about has to do with the form of face-to-face teaching. Since last March, all educational centers have closed to stop the spread of the coronavirus , so students have had to continue their training through digital platforms, either with the help of teachers or on their own.
Going from face-to-face to virtual education so immediately has caused many to get used to this new form of online learning on the fly, and it is not always easy. For this reason, today we have selected a series of tools that will help us to concentrate and stay productive during your study sessions.
Here are the best Google Chrome extensions to learn online . Let's go there!
Dictionary of the Royal Spanish Academy
We start with the extension of the Royal Spanish Academy for Google, which will allow you to simplify the search for the meanings of the words that you want to consult. A really useful and practical way to use the RAE dictionary on any online text that you are consulting.
Once installed, the operation is quite intuitive. Just write "dle" (acronym for "dictionary of the Spanish language") followed by the word you want to search for, and press "enter".
Full Page Screen Capture
If what you want is to save a complete web page as an image , you will need to use the Full Page Screen Capture extension for the browser. Without a doubt, one of the best to save entire web pages.
After installing it, you can click on the extension button and you will get a preview with the entire content of the page. Finally, it will be enough to download the image in PNG format from the right button of the mouse.
Google Scholar is a search engine similar to Google, but it is used to search for information in many sources at the same time when doing academic work, and to add these references in bibliographic citation format .
The Google Scholar extension adds a button to the browser to quickly access from any web page , and transfer your query to the official web search engine: scholar.google.com/.
Daum Equation Editor
Another online tool and totally free. Daum Equation Editor allows you to write and edit equations in a comfortable way , to later save them in text format or as an image to integrate them into your documents.
To write them, you can make use of the characters on your keyboard or use the symbols menu that is integrated in the extension in case the equations are a bit more complex.
Google documents offline
By working with Google Documents offline, you can access Google Drive to create or edit files with Google Docs, Sheets and Slides, without having to be connected to the internet .
Working with files offline is very useful if you want to take the opportunity to review or study something in the middle of a trip or, if unfortunately you do not have internet at that time, you can continue editing documents.
Forest is an extension created expressly to help you forget that irresistible need to consult other websites , and focus on your task through a fun gamification system.
The idea is to create a virtual forest, which will grow more and more, the longer the period without accessing the websites you have selected . On the contrary, if you finally fall into the temptation to take a little look at those pages, your beloved forest will disappear.
It also has a mobile app explicitly designed to forget your dependence on mobile.
This extension for Chrome solves most of the problems derived from an incorrect grammatical structure when working on any text .
Grammarly will warn you of various grammar mistakes while offering different options to correct them . These corrections can be used when writing in any blog, in your social networks or emails.
Auto Highlight is a kind of virtual highlighter that allows you to highlight the content that may be most interesting to you on the pages you are visiting. This tool uses an algorithm to choose the most important sentences, based on the repetition of terms in the text that you are consulting .
It also allows you to insert reference symbols that complement the highlighted information in the text . Perfect to use with notes that you have saved in text files in the cloud or locally.
This extension is quite useful, since it allows you to save all the open browser tabs with just one click.
It will also be useful to have this extension handy for when you have shut down the computer quickly and running, and have to later retrieve the pages you were working on .
Save to pocket
Save To Pocket is designed to allow users to save entire web pages or articles to the Pocket service's cloud servers for later viewing . Its operation is very simple, and with it you can send web pages, links, images, files and much more to a central list that you can revisit whenever you want.
It also has the ability to sync with all your devices automatically. Not only that, but by saving the content that is most relevant to you, the extension offers suggestions on other similar content.
This is our selection with the best extensions to keep us productive when we study online. We hope they will be of great help to you. As always, you can share your own recommendations below in the comments.