Taking a screenshot

Screenshots are a cool way to show your teacher that you successfully completed a task. But we don’t all have our chromebooks so how can we take a screenshot? Below are some instructions and a video.


Try taking a screenshot with your chromebook by pressing Control + Shift + weird bottom above the #6 (see picture to the right). This is the easiest way.


Mac Books

    • Mac: Command + Shift + 4 lets you select what you want to screenshot

    • Command + shift + 3 screenshot of the entire page (not ideal)

    • My HP computer has a tool. Windows button + shift + s and the screen will go gray. I can select what I want to screenshot. Go to a document Ctrl + V to paste the picture into a document on google drive.

Chromebook Extension

Add Extension: “Save to Google Drive.”

    • Go to Chrome Extensions website.

    • Search for “Save to Google Drive

    • Add to chrome.

    • The triangle will now appear on the upper right hand side of your toolbar (top right corner of your screen). If it doesn't look for the puzzle piece and pin Save to Google Drive.

  1. Video of Instructions. If you are stuck, there is a 5 min tutorial with ADDITIONAL helpful hints (great for all to see, I learned a few things).


    • Some might have this option available on a PC the Windows button + shift + s and it will let you clip a part of the screen for a screenshot. Then you can "paste" it onto your document.