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2014-06-30 23:20:52

Company champions productive struggle and personalized learning with online platform NEW YORK, NY (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Triumph Learning, producer of critically acclaimed K-12 texts and interactive digital tools, launches Waggle, an online learning platform that generates a smart practice environment to help students in grades 3-8 prepare for assessments. This new transformative learning system offers Common Core and state standards-aligned content in English language arts and math, and...

2014-06-30 23:19:59

Dr. Tim Houchin, M.D., founder and president of 360 Mental Health Services, was featured on Kentucky Educational Television's Connections, a television show hosted by Renee Shaw that highlights individuals striving to make a difference in the community. During the half-hour program Dr. Houchin addressed a wide range of mental health related questions, including possible reasons Kentucky now leads the country in the diagnosis of ADHD in children at some 19 percent. Lexington, Kentucky...

2014-06-30 23:19:52

Girlstart honors four women who have made significant impacts in their fields and communities utilizing their STEM education. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Girlstart has announced the recipients of its second annual Women in STEM Awards, honoring four women who have made significant impacts in their fields and communities utilizing their STEM education. The award recipients will be honored as part of Game Changers, Girlstart’s annual luncheon event, which takes place this year on...

2014-06-30 23:19:51

Equipment gives teachers flexibility delivering lessons and assessments aligned with the new standards. San Fernando, CA (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Califone International, Inc., a leader in the design, development and manufacturing of audiovisual (AV) and supplemental curriculum products for use in education, launches new Common Core State Standards tools at the 2014 ISTE Conference and Expo. The tools include Listening First Headphone and Headsets, Ear Buds, the PresentationPro Speaker and...

2014-06-30 23:19:15

PLEx Transforms Blended Learning Instruction with Integrated Curriculum and Assessment Madison, Wis. (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 As game-based learning emerges as a predominant tool in schools across the country, many educators seek curriculum to support the integration of digital games in their classrooms. Filament Learning, a division of the award-winning developer Filament Games, is transforming teaching games with the first complete collection of game-based curriculum, PLEx (play, learn,...

2014-06-30 23:18:51

New Vision ME iPad Classroom Workflow Management App Announced at ISTE 2014 Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Today at ISTE 2014, Netop announced the forthcoming release of the new Vision ME app, designed to make teaching with iPads in the classroom easier and more effective. “There are more than 8 million iPads in U.S. K-12 schools, and we know that teachers need a solution to help them with the challenges that come with integrating iPads into daily instruction,” said Kurt Bager,...

2014-06-30 23:18:00

With the latest Mobile Manager update and the Windows 8.1, schools get enhanced and simplified management of their device deployments. Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Mobile Manager, the mobile device management (MDM) solution from Lightspeed Systems, now supports the latest Microsoft update, Windows 8.1. Schools can now take advantage of the increased education-rich features of Microsoft’s latest OS release, along with the simplified management of an MDM made just for schools. The...

2014-06-30 23:17:30

Designing Digitally, Inc., a full-service, interactive E-Learning, Serious Game, and Simulation development company, has been selected by elearningindustry.com as one of the Top 10 eLearning Content Development Companies of 2014. Franklin, Ohio (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 The CEO of elearningindustry.com, Christopher Pappas, announces the list to inform the industry on top companies. Christopher stated on the website, “The 2014 Top 10 eLearning content development companies were selected...

2014-06-30 23:15:28

North Carolina State University Adopts the Phenome-Networks Software-as-a-Service Offering to Better Train its Graduate Students in the Science of Integrated Breeding Databases Raleigh North Carolina and Tel Aviv Israel (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Phenome-Networks, a software-as-a-service plant breeding management and analytics company announced today that its Phenome One solution was chosen by North Carolina State University (NCSU). NCSU will use the service to form an integrated breeding...

2014-06-30 23:13:37

Partnership Means Easier Access and Increased Adoption to Dynamic Emergency Management Plans and Procedures for Colleges’ Students, Faculty, Staff and Community Herndon, Va (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 In a move to create safer college campus experiences nationwide, Irving Burton Associates’ In Case of Crisis today announced that its emergency preparedness mobile app has been integrated into Mosaic, a mobile app platform from Blackboard, a global leader in education technology. The joint...


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Wampus cat (cougar)
2014-01-28 15:10:48

The Wampus cat comes from American folklore as a variation of a fierce cougar. It also is compared to the Ewah of Cherokee mythology. In the myth a woman covers herself with the skin of a cougar and spies on the men of the tribe. While the men are telling sacred stories around a fire, she is caught and turned into a half-woman, half-cat by the tribe’s medicine man. The Wampus cat supposedly still haunts the forests of east Tennessee. Other legends state the Wampus cat is the spirit of...

Algebra
2014-01-02 11:06:39

Algebra, from the Arabic al-jebr, meaning “reunion of broken parts”, is one of the wide-ranging parts of mathematics, combined with number theory, geometry, and analysis. Algebra can basically be considered as doing computations much like that of arithmetic with non-numerical mathematical objects. Initially, these objects were variables that represented either numbers that weren’t yet known or unspecified numbers, permitting one to state and prove properties that are true no matter...

Geometry
2014-01-02 10:21:51

Geometry is a branch of mathematics that is concerned with questions of shape, size, relative position of figures, and the properties of space. A mathematician who works in the geometry field is called a geometer. Geometry arose independently in numerous early cultures as a body of practical knowledge concerning areas, lengths, and volumes, with elements of a formal mathematical science emerging in the West as early as Thales. By the 3rd century BC, geometry was put into an axiomatic form by...

Trigonometry
2014-01-02 10:09:07

Trigonometry, from the Greek trigonon, meaning triangle, and metron, meaning measure, is a branch of mathematics that studies the relationships involving lengths and angles of triangles. The field came about during the 3rd century BC from applications of geometry to astronomical studies. The 3rd century astronomers first noted that the lengths of the sides of a right triangle and the angles between those sides have fixed relationships: that is, if at least the length of one of those sides...

Applied Mathematics
2014-01-02 10:00:11

Applied mathematics is a branch of mathematics that focuses on mathematical methods that are usually used in science, engineering, business, and industry. Therefore, “applied mathematics” is a mathematical science with specialized knowledge. The term “applied mathematics” also explains the professional specialty in which mathematicians work on practical problems; as a profession focused on practical problems, applied mathematics focuses on the formulation and study of mathematical...

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