Duolingo: Learn a Language While Translating the Web!

Duolingo is an amazing free website that serves two very different, yet very important, purposes: to teach people languages and translate webpages. Members can learn French, Italian, German, Spanish and Portuguese by going through short lessons with text and sound components, as well as a spoken segment on the mobile app. The app works seamlessly and includes all the functionality of the website. After translating a webpage one sentence at a time, users evaluate each others’ translations until the best one is chosen and submitted as the final version. And you can choose which sentences to translate, so you never … Continue reading Duolingo: Learn a Language While Translating the Web!

App Review –> CARROT to-do list

It’s not often that a list has a personality, but this one can be a jerk. CARROT is an iPhone app with a simple premise: keep it happy by doing the things you’re supposed to do. If you do, it might reward you a kitten! If you don’t, that kitten may not eat very well. It’s a strange concept, but it works. CARROT’s “mood swings” are accompanied by daunting sounds and threats. It’s almost like a mafia approach to motivating yourself to get assignments done and do the laundry. Check out this fun, free app and leave a comment to … Continue reading App Review –> CARROT to-do list