Showing posts with label Snapify. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Snapify. Show all posts

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Quickly Find Definitions and Related Websites With Snapify

This week I'm taking a few days off to ski, play with my dogs, visit with friends and family, and generally recharge my batteries. If you're on vacation this week too, I hope that you're having a great vacation. While I'm away I'm rerunning the most popular posts of the year. The selections are based on pageviews during 2012.

Snapify is a handy little Chrome extension that I've shown to live audiences twice in the last two days. Both times I showed how it works I heard some "oohs and ahs." Snapify allows you to highlight any word or phrase on a webpage and quickly find definitions, videos, Tweets, and webpages about that word or phrase. See it in action in the video below.

Applications for Education
Snapify could be a great little tool for students to use when they're reading articles online. Anytime students come to a word or phrase that they don't understand they can simply highlight it and click "snap it" to find definition or explanation.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Snapify - Quickly Find Definitions and Explanations

Yesterday, during my presentation for the DEN Virtual Conference I included a bunch of my favorite tools. One that I want to highlight again this evening is Snapify. Snapify is a handy little Chrome extension that allows you to highlight any word or phrase on a webpage and quickly find definitions, videos, Tweets, and webpages about that word or phrase. See it in action in the video below.


Applications for Education
Snapify could be a great little tool for students to use when they're reading articles online. Anytime students come to a word or phrase that they don't understand they can simply highlight it and click "snap it" to find definition or explanation.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Snapify - A Tool to Quickly Find Definitions and Related Websites

Snapify is a handy little Chrome extension that I've shown to live audiences twice in the last two days. Both times I showed how it works I heard some "oohs and ahs." Snapify allows you to highlight any word or phrase on a webpage and quickly find definitions, videos, Tweets, and webpages about that word or phrase. See it in action in the video below.

Applications for Education
Snapify could be a great little tool for students to use when they're reading articles online. Anytime students come to a word or phrase that they don't understand they can simply highlight it and click "snap it" to find definition or explanation.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Snapify - Search the Web Without Leaving the Page You're Viewing

Snapify is a free Google Chrome extension that allows you to highlight a word or phrase on any webpage and quickly find more information about that word or phrase. Here's how it works; with Snapify installed you simply highlight a word then click "Snap It." When you click "Snap It" a dialogue box appears with information from Wikipedia, Google Search results, YouTube Videos, Tweets mentioning your highlighted word, and a Google Map. The video below offers a demonstration of Snapify (there is not any sound in the video).



Snapify reminds me of another product that I like called Apture. Apture performs the same types of functions as Snapify. You can read about Apture here.

Applications for Education
Snapify could be a handy search tool for students to have installed in their browsers. If students come across an unfamiliar word or phrase while reading an article online they can simply activate Snapify to find a definition or explanation without leaving the page they're reading.