Here’s another add-on for Google Chrome that can facilitate learning! Research is integral to most learning activities, and this browser extension can be a powerful research tool.
Split Screen, a free extension for Google Chrome, splits the browser into multiple re-sizable windows. By default there are two windows, with the window on the left opening as a simple notepad for taking notes about whatever website is open on the right side of the screen. This is illustrated below.
Alternatively, Split Screen can be set so that only web sites open, perhaps to make comparisons or to research from multiple sources. If the user prefers to split the screen horizontally, this is also an option. A single verticle window may even be split horizontally. The image below gives an example of possibilities. Of course, a notepad, or even more than one notepad, may be open along with multiple websites. Split Screen is certainly customizable!
Options can be selected and set in the normal way, via a right-click and selecting “Options”. The easiest way to customize, however, is by typing the appropriate command into the address bar of a window. For example, to divide a vertical window into two, simply type ‘h’ and hit the ‘Enter’ key. To turn a window into a notepad, you just type in ‘notepad’ and hit the ‘Enter’ key.
Split Screen offers yet another excellent reason for using Google Chrome! As is the case with all extensions for Google Chrome, installation of Split Screen is quick and easy.