Chrome Extensions can be wonderful ways to extend the features and functions available in the web browser. Some extensions can cause conflicts and issues, however, so if you're having instability / freezing / crashing issues with things like Google Hangouts Meet / videoconferences, one good troubleshooting step is to DISABLE all your extensions. (Use Extensity!) You also need to beware / be careful to not install extensions which are malware / can steal your identity / etc. Rely on recommended sources (like our website!) and also check the number of downloads / users to decide what to install or avoid.
If you have suggestions for extensions to add to this list, please email them to helpdesk [at] casady [dot] org.
Recommended Google Chrome Extensions
UBlock Origin (ad blocker, doesn't take much memory)
Tab Suspender (saves LOTS of computer memory if you like to keep tabs open)
Extensity (quickly enable or disable extensions)
Screencastify (start/stop screencast recordings)
Google Meet Grid View (allows users to view all videoconference participants at the same time, like a Zoom meeting)
Share to Google Classroom (if using Google Classroom)
Reflect in Seesaw (if using Seesaw)
More Recommended Chrome Extension articles / posts by Google Education Gurus
Shake Up Learning's Chrome App and Extension Database (160+ included)
Chrome Extensions for Struggling Students and Special Needs by Eric Curts @ericcurts (Oct 2016)