Monday, November 7, 2011

Add a Pop-up Dictionary to Google Chrome

One of my favorite Google Chrome extensions is a product called Apture. Apture allows you to highlight any word on a webpage then right-click to reveal a dialogue box containing definitions, images, videos, and articles related to that word. While Apture is great, sometimes you just want to quickly find a definition. That's where Google Dictionary comes in handy. With Google Dictionary installed in Chrome you can highlight and click on any word to reveal its definition and hear it pronounced. In video below Tekzilla provides an overview of Google Dictionary.


Applications for Education
Both Google Dictionary and Apture that can make students more efficient in processing information that they read online. Rather than opening another browser tab to look up the definition of a word they can simply highlight it and find the definition on the same page.