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In high school, my favorite class – humanities – was also one of the most challenging. Art and its history have always been very intriguing to me, and I’ll take a museum or theater over a sports arena any day. Granted, there’s a lot to art and history and how the humanities came to be, […]

Virtual Field Trips offers a bundle of web excursions – perfect if you want to break the ennui of concrete walls without actually having to go through the rigamarole of leaving school grounds. The trips are simply step-by-step web seminars designed to educate and fulfill the needs of taking an actual field trip without having […]

Do you hate grainy bitmap images? Well, now you can fix ’em up without blowing a month’s rent on some pricey graphics program. VectorMagic is an online tool that converts pixel-based images to vector graphics (that is, based on lines, curves, and other geometric shapes). Nothing to download, nothing to install, just upload a file […]

The Free Information Society is a nice little site chock full of, you guessed it, free information. There are tons of miniature biographies, loads of sound clips, and pictures galore for just about any subject you can think of. Categories include technology, history, and of course, “art & fun.” The information here is regularly updated, […]

Stop using Comic Sans on your bulletin boards and emails. Seriously, just stop. In our never-ending quest to stomp out the Comic Sans font, Instructify is happy to spotlight dafont.com, a storehouse of free fonts for both PC and Mac. Search from dozens of fonts, sorted into categories such as Typewriter, Retro, Calligraphy, Eroded fonts, […]

Growing up in Nebraska, winter fell on us like a cold, dirty blanket. Sure, we got snow, but all those empty corn fields meant lots of dust on streets, buildings, and especially the cars. If only we’d had a guy like Scott Wade around to break up the winter blahs. Dirty rear automobile windows are […]

They say a picture is worth 1,000 words. Of course, some pictures may vary in word count, but the point is essentially that every picture has a story behind it. Flickr users are taking this idea to a whole new level by telling the story behind the pictures from a fictional point of view. They […]

If you are still using Microsoft Paint, then it might be time to either a.) come out from under that rock you’ve been living under for the past decade, or b.) make the leap to Inkscape. Inkscape is an open source software program that works as a combo of Illustrator and Paint, with just a […]

We realize Instructify has neglected the art teachers out there (not on purpose, of course). To try to make peace, we’ll point you toward some software whose name implies hate and violence. Presenting ArtRage 2, a free paint simulation program that turns your computer into a canvas, and your meager supplies budget into something almost […]

Put together cool looking models of geometric shapes you’ve never seen outside of D&D dice. Paper Models of Polyhedra is a collection of great 3D projects collected on a site whose name I can’t pronounce (korthalsaltes.com)–fitting, given the names of polyhedra like rhombicuboctahedron and icosicosidodecahedron. “Polyhedra” sounds like the name of the scary, multi-headed serpent […]