DID YOU KNOW?

A WEEKLY LIBRARY NEWSLETTER FOR TEACHERS

Vol. 1, Issue 6: May 10, 2021

DYK... you can get book resources with every Google search?


Introducing the Book Connections Chrome Extension!

Enrich your searches with insights from children's and young adult books. Powered by the expertise and resources from TeachingBooks, your Google results are enhanced with recommended book titles and immediate access to resources that connect you to these books and authors.

What is a Google Chrome Extension?

Google Chrome extensions are programs that can be installed into Chrome, Google's web browser, to enhance the browser's functionality. In this case, the Book Connections extension automatically links all of your Google searches to the great resource that is TeachingBooks. Extensions are always available to be downloaded from the Google Web Store. Google extensions are tied to your computer, not your Google account, so with each new device you log in to, you would need to download the extension.

Step 1: Get the Extension

Go to the TeachingBooks Book Connections webpage

Click here for the direct link.


Click on the link "Download this extension", which will take you to the Chrome Web Store.

Click here for a direct link.


Download the "TeachingBooks Book Connections" Google Chrome Extension by clicking on the blue button to the right that says "Add to Chrome".

Step 2: Search on Google

Now, if I search for Romeo and Juliet on Google, the TeachingBooks Book Connections extension widget will appear at the top of my results. Searches reveal up to 4 titles that match either on subject headings of books or by name of author or book title.


I can also search for topics such as "civil rights" and the Book Connections extension will pull relevant titles from TeachingBooks.

Step 3: Click to learn more!

Click on any of titles shown in the extension and you will be instantly transported to the associated TeachingBooks resource page for that title. The results include direct access to book and author resources on TeachingBooks, read-along audiobook performances, author interviews, video book trailers, vocabulary lists, and more!
TeachingBooks Book Connections Chrome Extension

FAQ

Q: Will TeachingBooks Book Connections alter my Google results?
A: Your search results stay the same and you'll still be able to view all of the same resources you're used to. You'll just find TeachingBooks Book Connections results at the top right corner when there is relevant content to share.


Q: Which search browsers does TeachingBooks Book Connections work with?
A: This works with Google Chrome.


Q: What languages does TeachingBooks Book Connections work with?

A: Only English language searches are matched, yet TeachingBooks offers 109 languages from Google Translate in the results.


Q: Does the extension track my data or search history?
A: TeachingBooks does not know nor track any data from Google Chrome Extension searches. Go to TeachingBooks.net for their privacy policy.

More information about TeachingBooks is coming soon!