Friday, March 29, 2019

Day 6: Crafty Text

WEBSITE  CraftyText
AUDIENCE ↬ teachers

WHY I USE THIS EXTENSION  CraftyText is not an extension I use on a daily basis, but rather on occasion to display a short message to an audience.

HOW I USE THIS EXTENSION  staying on whatever site I need to be, click the extension and type the message/phrase/text and then enter. The text will display as an overlay on my screen. It will remain there until I click on the extension again.

  • IN A PRESENTATION: if I were to have a shortened URL (hello, Day 3: bitly?) to display so my audience can access information or my presentation
  • WITH STUDENTS: I might use CraftyText for a couple of reasons ... to join a Google Classroom, to provide a code, or to share a quick message.

I hope I've convinced you to give the CraftyText extension a try! If this extension is exciting you, be sure to check out the others on my blog, "7 Days of Extensions You Can Do".

Have a question or comment? Feel free to comment below, reach out to me on Twitter @kiefersj, or email me at


  1. Hi, this is Chris Craft (Crafty) and I just wanted to say THANK YOU for the shoutout about CraftyText. It was my very first Chrome Extension and I'm thrilled that so many teachers are still finding it beneficial. :)

    1. I'd love to send you a copy of my new book, Top 50 Chrome Extensions for the Classroom for free as a thanks for this post. If you'd like it, drop me a note at with your address and I'll get it out this week!

    2. Aw! Thanks! I'll be in touch ... this is such a great extension, I look forward to reading about your Top 50.

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  3. Hello Sarah.

    Would you be able to answer some questions to my colleagues? In the college where I work we want to start using this tools and would be great if you could give as a short explanation via Skype or Zoom maybe?

    Thank you!

    1. Sure! Drop me an email ( and let's figure out when.