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2014-02-17 23:00:26

Developing information literacy beyond a Google search is a key role that information professionals provide to their clients. A keynote at the AIIP annual conference in April 2014 will address this for participants from around the world. Baton Rouge, LA (PRWEB) February 17, 2014 The essence of information literacy is the ability to validate and manage information so that it can be used to solve problems effectively. But even as information literacy becomes more critical to problem solving...

2014-02-12 23:30:05

AffiliateHelp.info creator Jon Rhodes got together with eReflect to discuss how people can get more out of the electronic deluge of the Internet without feeling overwhelmed by its volume. New York City, NY (PRWEB) February 12, 2014 Learning new skills, acquiring relevant knowledge, and honing existing capacities are all essential skills in modern times. People strive for self-growth both as a lifestyle philosophy and as a necessity required by today's information-driven society. John...

2014-01-29 08:26:58

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the Common Core underway, Tween Publishing has released a curriculum series enabling middle schools to further the high school and college readiness of their students through a range of preparatory skills. "One strength the Common Core is the freedom to teach habits of mind and academic behaviors as a component of college readiness," says Susan Mulcaire, president of Tween Publishing and series author. "The instructional...

2013-10-31 23:24:02

Knight-funded tool for nationwide use in schools overcomes hurdles for educators teaching 21st-century skills, incorporates fair use and encourages critical media literacy; intends to "create 10,000 little Jon Stewarts...breaking the media and changing the message." New York, NY (PRWEB) October 31, 2013 In an event this week at New York University, The LAMP (Learning About Multimedia Project) introduced the Media Breaker, an online video editor designed exclusively for remixing...

2013-10-17 23:27:23

Proliferation of online resources poses challenges and opportunities for postsecondary and K-12 education providers. Centennial, CO (PRWEB) October 17, 2013 In an era of digitization and online content, the roles of libraries and librarians are changing. Today’s students need more guidance in establishing strong information literacy skills, and library staff remain on the frontlines of instilling rigorous research practices in students. Jones eGlobal Library, builder of trusted digital...

2013-10-09 23:19:31

October is National Information Literacy Awareness Month. As manager of Research and Development for The MotivAct Group and a certified copyright manager, Barbara Combes Ingrassia coaches academic and business organizations through the "gray, murky ooze" that is copyright in the Digital Age. Ingrassia views copyright literacy and management as an essential risk management skill for any professional organization. Holden, MA (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 October is National Information...

2013-06-19 23:20:00

Every single human on this planet needs cognitive skills to function and survive, let alone succeed in life; but no one teaches them in school. Cognitions Bridge suite of intelligence games are offered as a cost effective solution that is readily available on-line to teach and test cognitive skills. Middletown, NJ (PRWEB) June 19, 2013 Anant Goel, CEO at RKNet Studios stated: "The world is changing and changing rapidly. The first industrial revolution began in Britain in the late 18th...

2013-06-13 23:19:36

eReflect, parent company of 7 Speed Reading software, encourages people to embrace literacy as both a need and a source of pleasure. Upcoming literacy conferences to be held across the world are a great way to get familiar with literacy issues, the company announced. New York City, NY (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 In a statement focused on the importance of literacy, speed reading software company eReflect, the parent company of 7 Speed Reading software, announced today that there is an need to...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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