I love Firefox! One of the main reasons is the ability to add extra tools to Firefox that increase functionality in my role as a teacher! These are the best of the best! I'm adding one more: Awesome Screen Shot at https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/awesome-screenshot-capture-/.
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Firefox Essential Add-Ons For Educators
- Updated November 28, 2011
About this Collection
Add-ons in Firefox can support teaching and learning and seamless technology integration in the classroom! Here are some of the best add-ons for education!
29 Add-ons in this Collection
Annoyed by adverts? Troubled by tracking? Bothered by banners? Install Adblock Plus now to regain control of the internet and change the way that you view the web.
A short video overview is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNvb2SjVjjI
Support this add-on: Contribute $5.00
Tired of browsing for resources only to be bombarded by tons of ads? Adblock Plus will remove the ads from the page. And, it's customizable. Increase student safety while on the web.
Personas are free, easy-to-install "skins" for Firefox. Personas Plus extends that built-in functionality to give you even more control and easier access to new, popular, and your own favorite Personas.
Keep your students focused on the screen when you are presenting by quickly and easily changing your persona. Or, make a connection to the content you are teaching by choosing a persona that supports learning.
Ant Video Downloader and Player
by Ant.com, camille.heliostech, others
With the Ant.com Video Downloader, you can download video from Youtube or any other streaming site. Rare are the sites you will not be able to download from. We have integrated a flash video player too, so that you can play your files immediately.
Would you like to know which websites you can trust? WOT shows you which websites are trustworthy based on millions of users' experiences. WOT is easy-to-use, fast and completely free.
Support this add-on: Contribute $10.00
NOTE: Xmarks lives! Learn more at http://blog.xmarks.com . Xmarks is the #1 bookmarking add-on. Keep your bookmarks, passwords and open tabs backed up and synchronized across computers and browsers.
Web page and text translator, dictionary, grammar checker, auto translation, text-to-speech, and language learning services. Supports over 3,000 unique language pairs and 31 online translators, including Google Translate, Wikipedia, and Babylon. Lang...
Support this add-on: Contribute $5.00
Help your ESL or Foreign Language Students students and their parents by teaching them how to use FoxLingo to translate an entire page or to use as a dictionary.
The Cooliris 3D Wall -- The fastest and most stunning way to browse photos and videos from the Web or your desktop. Effortlessly scroll an infinite "3D Wall" of content from Facebook, Google, YouTube, Flickr, and more.
AddThis for Firefox is the best add-on to make sharing and bookmarking simple. Have all your favorite web 2.0 social networking, bookmarking, blogging, and e-mail services at your fingertips. Share any page, anytime, with anyone.
Adds zoom and rotation functionality for images...
Support this add-on: Contribute $2.00
Are you showing a map online and need to focus in on a specific area? How about zooming in to show students a link to click? Image Zoom allows you to zoom in using your mouse! :)
Browse faster -- Preview links and images without leaving your current page or tab. Just mouseover any link, and a separate preview window appears to show you the content. (TIP: Mouseover subsequent links while the preview window is still open!)
Save time by using Cool Previews to see what a webpage holds and determine whether it is worth exploring further. Great for finding resources for lesson plans and research for projects.
Grabbing screens and pulling images from the web just got a bit easier. With the Pixlr Grabber add-on, you can copy, save, share or even edit your final grabs - including any image or background - with just a right-click.
Pixlr allows you to make screen shots of images right from your browser window!
READABILITY is a simple tool that makes reading on the Web more enjoyable by removing the clutter around what you are reading.
Readability improves student comprehension by removing the clutter from a webpage allowing only the content and text of the webpage to be displayed. Increases safety!
Read more at addons.mozilla.org
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