Google Chrome is the recommended internet browser for accessing the internet and cloud-based learning utilities. While you are welcome to continue using the platform you are comfortable with, we cannot guarantee that all features will be compatible with the school's cloud-based learning tools.
Further to this there are many reasons why Google Chrome is the preferred internet browser.Google's Chrome internet browser has grown beyond basic web-surfing and has now a vast array of application and extensions that can be added to increase its functionality. Below is a list of some of the best add-ons available for Google Chrome to assist your child at school.
Black Menu for Wikipedia lets you access the best of the Wikipedia Universe, in a simple, easy, and convenient way.
Black Menu for Google gives you quick access to your favourite Google services with a convenient drop-down menu that lets you use Search, Google+, Translate, and many others without leaving the page you’re on.
Read&Write for Google Chrome™ offers a range of powerful support tools to help students gain confidence with reading, writing, studying and research.
View and edit Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files - without needing Office installed on your computer.
Google Tone turns on your computer's microphone (while the extension is on) and uses your computer's speakers to exchange URLs with nearby computers connected to the Internet.
Share to Classroom allows users of Google Classroom (https://classroom.google.com/) to collaborate in realtime. Teachers can "fling" or share urls with students, and students can fling urls to teachers.
Google cast works with Cast for Education, which allows you to turn your computer into a wireless projector for screen sharing from another device.
Add a simple menu to your browser bar to quickly create new Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations, Forms, and Drawings for Google Drive.
The Save to Google Drive Chrome extension helps you save web content or browser screenshots to your Google Drive.
AdBlock. The #1 ad blocker with over 200 million downloads. Blocks YouTube, Facebook and ads everywhere else on the web.
With the Adobe Acrobat extension for Chrome, it’s easy to convert web pages to rich, high-quality PDF files that maintain the look and feel of the original content. *Requires additional software to be installed. Only compatible when using Chrome on Microsoft Windows.
Sketchpad 3 is an image+vector editor built in HTML5. You can experiment with photos by painting new elements into the composition, add notes, manipulate graphics, overlay text on anything or go backwards and forwards in time infinitely through changes you make.
Any utilities provided by the NSW Department of Education, used in conjunction with a
student email address (@education.nsw.gov.au) or accessed using the school's network are
governed by J. J. Cahill Memorial High School's Acceptable Use Policy, Anti-Bullying Policy and
Student BYOD Contract Terms and Conditions.
By installing the Google for Education Apps (Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawing and Drive) you are able to use these utilities without network access.
Gmail Offline beta is a Gmail app built to support offline access, allowing mail to be read, responded to, searched and archived without network access.
WeVideo is an online video editing tool that allows students to upload, edit and create professional looking videos.