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Education News Archive - October 17, 2012

Amazon Whispercast Could Make School Books Obsolete

On Wednesday Amazon.com essentially rewrote the playbook on textbooks with the introduction of “Whispercast for Kindle,” which could give schools and businesses a simple, scalable online tool for deploying Kindle devices and Kindle content

Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.