Four decades of The Mini Page, now online

February 17, 2011

After delighting young readers for more than 40 years in newspapers across the country, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library has published digital archives of The Mini Page’s more than 2,000 issues dating from 1969 through 2007.

Idiom Dictionary shows students the ins and outs of idioms

February 16, 2011

The IdiomDictionary is an online source for learning about idioms. With a simple interface, the site gives you not only the definitions, but also some historical background on the phrases and examples in a sentence.

Babel with your ESL students: Babelwith.me

December 17, 2010

Babelwith.me attempts to bridge the language barrier automatically and in real time. One person creates a chatroom to share with other language learners. Each user selects their language, then the messages in the room are translated into that language.

Make better animated movies with Xtranormal State

January 11, 2010

BY BILL FERRIS Last year we reviewed Xtranormal Text-to-Movie, a free computer animation app that lets you create your own cartoons. The folks at Xtranormal have made an even more impressive program called State, which adds characters who can walk … Continued