Showing posts with label Image Dictionary. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Image Dictionary. Show all posts

Monday, January 7, 2013

Add an Image Dictionary to Chrome

Image Dictionary is a Chrome extension that enables users to right-click on a word and quickly find an image that is representative of that word. To use the Image Dictionary extension just highlight a word on a webpage, right-click, and select "image search." The images that are shown come from Wikipedia.


Applications for Education
Image Dictionary could be a handy little extension to use when you want to quickly find an image to represent a plant, animal, or perhaps a broad topic. I'm thinking that it would be helpful at those times when a student is reading an article and comes across a word that they understand, but don't have a visual connection to. For example, if I'm reading about sloths I know that they're animals, but I don't have a good visual picture of them. Using the Image Dictionary extension quickly brings up a picture for me so that I can get on with my reading.