I’m not quite sure what stream of consciousness led me to this, but I spent some time looking for online magnetic poetry sites. I don’t even teach much poetry.
I started off trying to perfect the way I’ll have my students put together time lines in class (I decided to use the Excel version: not as cool as a Flash version I played around with, but much easier and less buggy), that’s what started me looking for Flash stuff. Then I just sort of started looking for magnetic poetry. I don’t know, it made sense at the time.
I also ended up going to the Hot Potatoes, Quandary, Merlot, Shakespeare at eNotes (a pay site, so way less cool than it looks), Literature.org, StoryCorps, Center for Digital Storytelling, and Floatingsushi sites. Now that I look at it, I realize that I’ll be giving a presentation on interactive Web sites for teachers in about two months. I haven’t planned the details yet. Clearly, my subconscious is worried about that.