Anagrams

Anagrams are words or sentences in which the letters have been rearranged to make a different meaning. For instance: Mary → army parliament → partial men dormitory → dirty room For you Harry Potter fans, you’ll know that Lord Voldemort is an anagram for another character in the story (actually, I think it was the…

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Web of Stories

Web of Stories is a collection of autobiographical video stories by people: authors, artists, scientists, and more. You can browse and search the site in a variety of ways. Each person’s story is broken down into small, subtitled sections, so you can easily find snippets of stories of wisdom, courage, and much, much more. It’s…

Another Word Cloud Generator

I posted a collection of Word Cloud Generators in September 2013. This post includes: Wordle, Tagxedo, Tagul, World it Out and Tag Crowd. Word clouds are useful to present and teach vocabulary and to find out what the most used words in a certain text are. Here’s a new one to add to the collection: Word…

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Digital Dostoevsky

I’ve been surprised many times in the past several years to see how popular Dostoevsky is among Japanese students. I’ve seen students reading his novels in both Japanese and English translations, both for classes and for pleasure. I’ve seen his name on New Year’s Resolution lists of “books I want to read this year”. I’ve…

World Digital Library

The World Digital Library is a database created and operated by UNESCO and the US Library of Congress. It currently has more than 11,000 items from 193 countries, from as far back as 1200 B.C. These items include books, maps, musical scores, recordings, drawings, photographs and more. You can search the library: And you can…