iFake Text - cool new site allows you to create fake text conversations you can use to teach complex ideas to kids on the SMARTboard. Ignore the "error page not found" at the top and scroll down the list of sites to ifake text.
A helpful representation of the multiple intelligence for all us visual-spatial learners. Seriously, this helps me as the Multiple Intelligences are always presented in WORDS and words can be hard to comprehend for everyone but the Linguistic learner.
Why bilinguals are smarter? New York Times "Being bilingual, it turns out, makes you smarter. It can have a profound effect on your brain, improving cognitive skills not related to language and even shielding against dementia in old age.