Support Digital Learning with Print Friendly and PDF

Try this Google Extension to help support digital learning in your classroom.

As digital learning is becoming more and more popular, photocopiers are becoming less common or copy limits are drastically reduced. I love using current articles as part of my teaching units, but I do not find that they are always able to be printed in a school-friendly format. I cannot photocopy 5 pages for my 60 students. I needed a more economical way to print internet articles. I found this Google Chrome Extension and it works very well.

Check out the video tutorial or the transcription below to see how to use this tool to support digital learning in your classroom.

Instructions:

  1. Use the Chrome browser.
  2. In your Chrome browser, I want you to search “Google Chrome Store” in your toolbar, or at Google.com.
  3. When you get to the Chrome store, I want you to look up “Print Friendly & PDF”.
  4. All you need to do to install this Google Extension is find “Print Friendly & PDF” and then you click the “Add to Chrome” button.
  5. It will show up as a green printer button in your toolbar, at the very top of your Chrome browser.
  6. This allows you to save paper when you find something on the internet that you want to print. You can edit the website then save it as a PDF.
  7. The PDF can be printed or uploaded to your school’s LMS system e.g., Google Classroom.

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