Showing posts with label definitions. Show all posts
Showing posts with label definitions. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Long-click to Find Definitions, Pictures, Videos, and More

Curiyo is a browser extension, available for Firefox and Chrome, that makes it easy to quickly find definitions, videos, pictures, and related reference materials for any word you select in your browser. When you're reading an article online and come across a word that you don't recognize or a word that you're just curious about, long-click on it and a pop-up box containing definitions, pictures, videos, and more will appear. The video embedded below provides a demonstration of Curiyo in action.


Applications for Education
Curiyo could be a good tool for students to have at their disposal while reading difficult passages online. The option to see pictures and videos to help students can a better understanding of new-to-them terms.

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.