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Office Lens

Are you submitting your analog portfolio pages by LINE or email? Do your photos look like this? Nice shadow, but it does make your portfolio hard to read. Or how about this: I know LINE has editing functions like rotating and brightening, so maybe it’s just laziness. But… Here’s one solution: Office Lens. This is…

Print What You Like

Print What You Like

Print What You Like is a Chrome Extension and website that allows you to take any URL and create a PDF, deleting anything on the page you don’t want (like ads). It’s similar to Print Friendly & PDF, which I posted about last year. Here’s how it works. It’s as easy as that! So no more…

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Atavist

  Atavist is a website that will help you create beautiful, visual projects that combine text, images, video, audio, and more. You do have to create an account (using your email address or Facebook info), but it’s free to use. Here are some examples: Once you sign up, you’re ready to start creating your projects.…

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Crossword Labs

I remember spending a weekend once in graduate school making a bilingual crossword puzzle. It took time, and it was a fun. But was that time really worth it? Maybe not, in hindsight. If I’d had this, I probably would’ve used it: Crossword Labs. Here’s their example: Type in the clues and answers, hit “generate”…

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Unite for Literacy

Unite for Literacy Read more than 150 picture books, and listen to them in English, Japanese, and many other languages. The books are geared towards children, and so the English may not be challenging for most of my students, but the site is an excellent resource for students who are just starting to learn a…