Don Johnston Inc., the developer behind Co:Writer, Snap&Read, and more, has recently released Word Bank Universal. Word Bank Universal is an extension for Google Chrome that puts a word bank directly onto your browser.
What is a word bank exactly? Word banks provide core vocabulary which can help in:
- Vocabulary development
- Spelling support
- Gaining the gist of an article
- Recalling previously learned or used words
- Or as a general tool to help support one’s writing
The extension features over 5 million topics to choose from. Or, the text on a web page can be made into a word bank instantly.
To use the word bank, simply hover over the words to listen to them aloud. If you’d like to insert a word from the bank, click on it and it’ll go wherever your cursor is placed!
Features of Word Bank Universal:
- The word bank’s layout is adjustable:
- Alphabetic layout: ideal for writing and finding words
- Circular layout: places the most important words in the middle and less important words near the outside
- 3 main built-in tools:
- Text-to-speech allows users to hover over each word and have it read aloud
- Click to Enter allows users to click the word to enter it into writing
- Search and Create allows users to create word banks from millions of topics and content areas
- You can try the extension for free before you buy it