Thursday, March 9, 2017

'Noteworthy Links' Thursday

I haven't done one of these posts in forever.  My life is so busy (plus a case of the migraines I can't seem to shake).

However, I'm always on the lookout for great websites.  Some to help me think more deeply, others to foster a deeper sense of purposeful living, other to spark intellectual creativity.

So my serving of new website finds for this week are:

1.  Creative Thinking  -

'unveils the secrets of creative genius and brings life-changing creative techniques within everyone’s reach.'

This site is full of exercises (and articles) geared to help you learn to think 'outside' the box.

2.  Interactive Word Mover  -

'create “found poetry” by choosing from word banks and existing famous works; additionally, users can add new words to create a piece of poetry by moving/manipulating the text.'

As a mother who home schools, I first discovered this website while looking for fun, poetry-themed lesson plans.  However, as I began to explore the online application I realized how easy it was to personalize and create your own magnetic poem.  I have purchased many apps for my tablet and, honestly, I think this one works better than the ones I purchased!

You can create your own words, or you can allow the app to create you a word bank.  Once the poem is completed you can customize your background (you have a variety of 12 to choose from).

I simply love creating with it!

3.  750 Words

'a free online journaling tool created by Buster Benson. The site is based on the idea of “Morning Pages”; a journaling tool Julia Cameron suggests in her creativity course The Artist’s Way. Cameron advises aspiring creatives to start each morning with three pages of stream-of-consciousness writing to clear away the mental clutter, leaving you with a clearer mind to face the day.'

Once you create and account and sign in, you can write everyday, anytime as much as you wish.  The site even calculates your number of words written.  What's even better is, that it keeps your writing completely private.  This is a great alternative to a regular pen and paper journal.  The site is also designed to give you stats on moods and etc. based on word usage.  It's just overall fun to use and I love it!

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