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2014-10-21 23:13:54

New App from Netop Makes Teaching in iPad Classrooms Easier, More Effective Portland, Ore. (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Today Netop announced that the Vision ME iPad® classroom workflow app, designed to make teaching in iPad classrooms easier and more effective, is now available in the App Store. "Teachers are hungry for a simple, engaging way to teach in paperless classrooms,” said Kurt Bager, CEO of Netop. “Our commitment is to create solutions that help teachers use...

2014-10-21 23:13:38

The National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families at Through the Looking Glass announced the winners of its 2014 College Scholarships for Students of Parents with Disabilities. Scholarships have been awarded to the following students: Raven Bronson (hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL; attending University of Central Florida); Katherine Clark (Newtown, CT; University of New England); Rachel Ferguson (Pineland, TX; East Texas Baptist University); Maria Granados (Grand Prairie,...

2014-10-21 23:11:40

Katie Johnson has revised her provocative book, Red Flags for Primary Teachers (Tendril Press 2013), to include new material about the vision problems of intermediate public-school students. She includes studies of children in fourth, fifth, and sixth grades, where she finds as many as twenty-five percent of children have undetected vision issues that interfere with their success in reading and math. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Children's vision is the one most important...

2014-10-21 23:11:28

There’s Nothing Wrong With You!: A Special Class For Highly Sensitive People is a new program that helps the creative highly sensitive person embrace their special gifts and take their place in the world. The class is suitable for all highly sensitive people who are in business and creative fields, employed or self-employed. Laurel, MD (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Highly sensitive people are wonderful innovators, creative problem solvers, designers, coaches and leaders. They are among the...

2014-10-21 23:09:40

Scenario Learning’s higher education training program recognized as industry’s best Cincinnati, Ohio (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Scenario Learning, LLC, the leading developer of safety and compliance solutions for schools, colleges and workplaces, earned an Education Software Review (EDDIE) Award for its higher education online staff training program, SafeColleges Training. The company took home top prize in the “postsecondary online safety training” category. The SafeColleges...

2014-10-21 23:08:19

Company guarantees audio equipment shipment in time for spring assessments San Fernando, Calif. (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 The clock is ticking, and school districts are running out of time to acquire the audio equipment required to administer Common Core assessments this spring. Many districts have not ordered the tech resources needed for the new tests, and the longer they procrastinate, the more difficult it will be to procure the equipment. To make the process less stressful for...

2014-10-21 23:08:12

SunGard K-12 Education today announced two of its solutions, the eSchoolPLUS student information system and the PerformancePLUS assessment and curriculum management system, were named Best Online School Management Solution and Best Online District Management System, respectively, in the 19th Annual Education Software Review Awards Program (EDDIE Awards). Bethlehem, PA (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 SunGard K-12 Education today announced two of its solutions, the eSchoolPLUS student information...

2014-10-21 23:08:08

Shmoop has translated its SAT® and ACT® prep into four languages, making it easy for international students and English Language Learners to ace the exam and get into the college of their dreams. Mountain View, California (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Juniors and seniors returning to the classroom this fall already have one eye on the university of their dreams, and Shmoop (http://www.shmoop.com) is ready to help get them there. Shmoop University, Inc., a digital curriculum company...

2014-10-21 23:07:24

Mansfield Public Library in partnership with Recorded Books launches OneClickdigital, Zinio, IndieFlix and Universal Class Mansfield Center, CT (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Mansfield Public Library has partnered with RBdigital from Recorded Books (Prince Frederick, MD) to deliver four exciting electronic resources: Zinio for Libraries, OneClickdigital, IndieFlix and Universal Class. OneClickdigital provides patrons at Mansfield Public Library free access to eAudio and eBooks at home, in the...

2014-10-21 23:06:51

The American Anthropological Association (AAA) has appointed D. Rachael Bishop as the Association’s new director, communications and public affairs. Bishop will be responsible for directing the Association’s government relations, media outreach and public education programs. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 The American Anthropological Association (AAA) has appointed D. Rachael Bishop as the Association’s new director, communications and public affairs. Bishop will be...


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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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