Monday, October 5, 2009

99 Awesome Firefox Add-ons for Educators

Via Jane Hart

"They say today’s educators are overworked and underpaid. Luckily, the web offers tools to make your professional life more manageable and less stressful. These add-ons might not change your salary, but we’re sure they’ll ease your workload."

99 Awesome Firefox Add-ons for Educators

Here are a few juicy Firefox Add-ons from the list that sounds tasty:

  • Morning Coffee
    This application facilitates your morning routine by displaying the Web sites you visit daily.

  • Shooter
    This browser extension allows you to take a screenshot of a given browser page, or a specific region of it.

  • Wikalong
    Embeds a wiki in the Sidebar of your browser, which corresponds to the current page you are viewing.

  • Zotero
    This will help you collect, manage, and cite your research sources.

  • Evernote
    This extension provides a toolbar button and context menus to easily add a selection or an entire page to Evernote.

  • Zemanta
    Content recommendations while you write. Zemanta helps you enhance your emails and blogs with relevant images, videos, links or tags.

  • Capture Fox
    You can capture your screen and record your voice to make screencasts (tutorials, e-lessons, etc.).

  • YouTube Toolbar
    YouTube Toolbar lets you easily search, browse, share, and download your favorite videos from YouTube! Finally, its the toolbar you’ve been waiting for and it simply works.

  • FoxLingo
    Translate web pages and text, learn languages, auto translate, and much more. Supports 53 languages and 36 free online translators.

  • BEEweb is portal to a series of multiplayer educational games. is about literacy, Moneybee is financial literacy and algebra, Patternbee regards spatial reasoning, etc.

  • CustomizeGoogle
    CustomizeGoogle is a Firefox extension that enhance Google search results by adding extra information (like links to Yahoo,, MSN etc) and removing unwanted information (like ads and spam).

  • Wolfram Alpha Google
    Display Wolfram Alpha results in Google searches. No need to switch search engines when you can use both at once.

WOW, those add-ons sounds juicy! Since I mostly use Firefox, exploring the full list too, makes whole lot of sense. Do you use Firefox? Please, don't say you are using Internet Explorer! Good luck :)

1 comment:

  1. CoComment could also be helpful. That plugin tracks all your comments and informs you when there is a reply. Quite nice if you want to stay up to date with discussions.

    I also think that RadItLater is a nice addon for educators. It can be used to mark articles or wbesites for later reading. You can also synchronise your reading list with other PCs. So when you just don't have time to read an interesting article at the moment don't bother creating temporary bookmarks, use this addon.