Just Highlight & Right-Click!
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- Double-clicked the word to select/highlight it.
- Right-clicked the word and selected Search Google for "Schadenfreude".
- Read the definition in the new tab that opened up.
- I also clicked the sound icon under the word to hear how it is pronounced.
After getting an idea of what the word meant, I returned back to the tab with the article I was reading and carried on.
Train Yourself & Teach Your Students to Use This TrickI encourage you to train yourself and teach your students to use this quick trick for improving vocabulary and comprehension. Teaching a new skill in context when the need arises helps transfer it to long-term learning. Quick and natural in context ways to teach this trick include:
- When you and your students are discussing online information which you are projecting in front of a group or the whole class, highlight and right-click a word your students seem unfamiliar with.
- When a student approaches you to ask what a word they are reading online means, talk them through the highlight and right-click trick
I hope this tip has been helpful! If you know other quick tech tricks that enhance learning, please share in the comments below, so we can all learn together.
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