Friday, September 17, 2010

Apture Makes Searching the Web More Efficient

Apture is a browser extension available for Firefox and Google Chrome that was recently featured on the Google Student Blog. Apture allows you to search for more information about a topic without leaving the page you're already on. To do this using Apture, I just highlight a section of text and click search. For example, if I'm reading an article about the Chicago White Sox and I see Ozzie Guillen's name, I just highlight his name and click search. Apture will then generate a small box of related links, images, and videos about Ozzie Guillen. Watch the video below to learn more about Apture.

Applications for Education
Apture is a handy little tool that should make students' online research more efficient. Students reading a webpage who come across an unfamiliar term can quickly learn more about that term without having to open a new browser tab.

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