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…

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Print Friendly & PDF

This week I’m highlighting a Chrome extension that’s really great for making PDFs of web articles. It’s called “Print Friendly and PDF”. Use it when you find a web article you want to save as a PDF so you can read it later or highlight it and take notes, without all the distracting ads and…

Happy New Year

Cool Text

Create a logo using Cool Text. First, choose a style: Then add your text and edit the image. For most, you can choose .jpg or .png, and some can be gifs. Finally, download your image and add it to your portfolio. I’ll be back again next Monday, January 5th. Happy New Year!