It takes a good website to get me through the middle of the week. Here are a few I’ve been geeking out to (in a teacher kind of way) this week:
For the art historian: http://smarthistory.org
The note from the creators says it all: “smARThistory.org is a free multi-media web-book designed as a dynamic enhancement (or even substitute) for the traditional and static art history textbook”. Artwork is organized by theme, artist, time period, and other topics. There are videos, podcasts, and other multimedia enhancements to explore themes, history, and the artists.
For the wordsmith: http://www.savethewords.org
Oxford Dictionaries wants us to adopt words using this cleverly designed website. Words call for your attention and you choose the ones you pledge to use in conversation.
For the escapist: http://www.trazzler.com (twitter: @trazzler)
I love Trazzler’s twitter feed: “Explore the world of travel with Trazzler.com. Get a new hand-picked dream trip every day”. I love my 5th graders, but we all need a vacation sometime….
For the audiophile: Spinner.com New Release FULL CD Listening Party
Listen to new releases in full with no restrictions (you can skip around tracks, play and pause, skip time within tracks, etc) before you buy.
Enjoy the rest of your week. Day dream about a Spanish island vacation or impress your friends with your grandiloquence.