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7 Great Chrome Apps to Help Students Become Better Googlers

March 2, 2015
Here is what we have been working on over the last weekend. This is a list of some excellent Chrome tools to enhance your 'Googling' experience. From extensions allowing you to conduct a quick Google image search to add-ons that help you find what you are searching for in a  faster and easier way, the list comprises some of the best tools recommended by Google and other Third party developers. The purpose is to empower students with the necessary know-how to take their Google experience to the next level and also to enable them to become  digital savvy netizens.

1- Search by Image

This is a really wonderful tool that you can use to quickly find information about any image you come across online. Once the add-on is installed, you simply right click on any image and select “Search Google with this image” and you will be able to access results about  “that image, and similar images, appear on the web. You can see webpages that contain that image, or find the same image in different sizes or resolutions.”

2- Highlight to Search

This is an add-on that makes it super easy to search for information using any keyword in a web page. You simply highlight the word and a magnifying glass will be displayed under it. Clicking on it will enable you to search Google for that word.

3- Google Similar Pages

Students can use this tool to search for pages that talk about similar topics.When you click the Similar Pages button, your browser will send a search query to Google to see if there are any similar pages for the page you are viewing.

4- Google Quick Scroll

Google Quick Scroll is a browser extension that helps you find what you are searching for faster.After you click on a Google search result, Quick Scroll may appear on the bottom-right corner of the page, showing one or more bits of text from the page that are relevant to your query. Clicking on the text will take you to that part of the page.

5- Personal Blocklist

This add-on allows you to blocks domains/hosts from appearing in your Google search results.The personal blocklist extension will transmit to Google the patterns that you choose to block. When you choose to block or unblock a pattern, the extension will also transmit to Google the URL of the web page on which the blocked or unblocked search results are displayed.

6- Maps Galaxy

With MapsGalaxy, you can access FREE maps, quick directions, traffic reports and more -- all with one click.  Go anywhere with FREE maps and directions.

7- Google Dictionary

Google Dictionary is a must have app for all language learners. This app makes it super easy to view word definitions as you browse the web. Simply highlight or double click the word you want to define, and a pop-up bubble will be displayed with the complete definition of that term. I also allows you to store the history of words you have looked up so you can practice them later.