Tuesday, August 30, 2005

[TIPS] - answers with one click

Imagine you and/or your students are browsing a web page and you come upon an unfamiliar word or phrase. What do you do to find its meaning? Copy and paste it somewhere? Probably. But, what if you could just click the word/phrase to find out about it? Enter answer.com.
This very small application (for MACS, too!) lets you simply alt-click on a word ANYWHERE and you'll be taken to a page that defines it. Very cool, eh? All you need is an internet connection for it to work.
And, according to its privacy policy it is NOT spyware, nor will you get spammed to death if you download and use it. Here it is: http://www.answers.com/

Oh, and I run across this little article yesterday that I thought you'd enjoy. Thankfully this is in England, but I wouldn't be surprised to learn that it's around here, too. <sigh>

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