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2014-09-02 08:27:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Vital Source Technologies, Inc., Ingram Content Group's leading e-textbook solution, today announced the results of its annual survey revealing that today's college students increasingly value online, social and mobile technology as essential educational tools. Fielded by Wakefield Research, an independent research consultancy, the survey of more than 500 currently enrolled college students also found more students are turning down certain...

2014-09-01 23:03:06

With the release of the newest Raspberry Pi Model B+board, MobileApp Systems announced that they would immediately begin working on a new enclosure for the minicomputer used by students, programmers, and corporations around the world. The new enclosure units are now available for order on the company’s website and feature a variety of upgrades that give the enclosures more flexibility while maintaining the same footprint and mounting capabilities. Orchard Park, New York (PRWEB) September...

2014-08-29 23:02:51

eReflect reports that its new partnership with Learnteria.com will promote engagement in the global educational community and allow people to learn how they can improve their life and tech skills easily. New York City, NY (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 Speed reading software developer eReflect stated today that they expect their partnership with Learnteria.com to contribute to the promotion of user engagement in the wider, global educational community. As an intersection of new thinking and new...

2014-08-28 23:14:28

Former “Rugrats" CEO, Terry Thoren and his business partner Rudy Verbeeck are using instructional animated videos to model appropriate classroom behavior for students in Pre-K through 2nd Grade Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 To give educators a proven tool to kick off the new school year, WonderGrove Learn is offering free access to 20 Back-to-School instructional animations. “Research shows young children model their behavior after animated characters who they feel...

2014-08-28 12:33:36

Company Makes Regional Investments and Expands Presence in Sao Paulo WASHINGTON, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blackboard now supports more than 1 million students and faculty members at over 70 institutions in Brazil, the company announced today. Now registering an impressive 100 percent growth in the country over the past year, the company is expanding its presence in Sao Paulo. Today's announcement helps solidify Blackboard's growing global presence and marks the company's...

2014-08-27 23:16:11

The API integration between InfoSnap and New Albany’s SIS, InformationNOW (iNOW) by STI, provides this district with real-time data delivery. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 The families of more than 11,500 students enrolled at New Albany-Floyd CCSD (IN) manually filled out forms for student registration every year. Once papers were collected, it would take New Albany’s staff up to a month to update student data. To eliminate this costly and error prone process, the district...

2014-08-27 23:15:19

Diana Richie brings a wealth of experience in K-12 Education to KDS’ ranks. New York, NY (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Diana Richie, a former teacher and K-12 Education Executive Director at Oracle Corporation, joins Knowledge Delivery Systems (KDS), the leading provider of research-based, blended-model strategic professional development solutions for states, districts, and schools. “Diana has long demonstrated a commitment to the K-12 Education market and its effective use of technology...

2014-08-27 23:13:12

Lesson Planet’s new video series highlights the work of thought leaders and K-12 teachers at the forefront of edtech Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 As part of EdTech Tuesdays, a free series of weekly educational technology update videos for teachers, Lesson Planet Professional Development rings in the 2014-15 school year with 34 free special edition Innovator Interviews to boost skills and fuel ideas for teachers getting their new school years under way. All episodes were...

2014-08-27 23:13:10

Free edtech start-up launches a full service in time for the new academic year. Whilst in beta version, 1 million educational resources have been created on ExamTime.com with 15 million learning sessions taking place. (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 An edtech start-up is turning the hype of edtech into reality with the launch of their ExamTime.com product out of beta. ExamTime.com is demonstrating the ability of powerful learning tools to drive engagement within education. Having been in beta for...

2014-08-27 23:11:14

Students Discover How Newton’s Laws Contribute to Successful Sailing in new PBL-based 'Physics of Sailing' course designed for high school students. Cupertino, Calif. (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Curriki, the leading K-12 global community for creating, sharing, and finding open learning resources, today unveiled ‘The Physics of Sailing’ Project-based Learning (PBL) Unit. Funded by Oracle, this six-week high school Physics project focuses on the application of Newton’s Laws in...


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Technophobia
2013-12-24 11:45:54

Technophobia, from Greek techne, meaning art, skill, or craft, and phobos, meaning fear, is the fear or the dislike of advanced technology or complex devices, particularly computers. Although there are a number of interpretations of technophobia, they appear to become more complex as technology continues to evolve. The term is usually used in the sense of irrational fear, but others contend that their fears are justified. It is related to cyber phobia and it is the opposite of technophilia....

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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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