Send an email to your future self with FutureMe

February 22, 2011

FutureMe lets you send an email to yourself at a specified time in the future. You provide the email address, add a subject line, write a note to your future self, and then choose when it should get delivered.

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.

Create 3-D pop-up books at ZooBurst

February 4, 2011

ZooBurst lets you build virtual pop-up books online. Through a simple WYSIWYG interface, you can upload images and enter text to tell a story.

History for Music Lovers teaches historical events in song

January 28, 2011

At History for Music Lovers, popular songs are transformed into history lessons with a humorous twist. Topics like The Black Plague (sung to Gwen Stefani) and the French Revolution (Lady Gaga) are featured in this collection of homemade videos by two Hawaii teachers.

The grammar of comics revealed

October 8, 2010

More and more educators are seeing the value in alternative literacies such as graphic novels and comics. To understand the wealth of thinking that goes into a comic (both as a writer and as a reader), Blambot has created a chart of “Comics Grammar.”

Smilebox: 21st century scrapbooking

July 14, 2010

Smilebox offers slide-show and scrapbook-creation options, as well as the ability to make invitations, collages and greeting cards.