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.

Etymologic game challenges you to identify word etymology

August 26, 2010

The origins of words and phrases from the English Language gets a nice twist with Etymologic, a fun online quiz that can be difficult to master. You have to show an uncanny knowledge of English (or be incredibly lucky with your educated guesses) to get all the questions correct.

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

Map word relationships at Lexipedia

January 4, 2010

BY BILL FERRIS You can easily find an online dictionary or thesaurus. Lexipedia, however, presents an interesting combination of the two. Type in a word, and you’ll get visual array of related words, each with a listing of its definition … Continued