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2014-07-23 23:19:20

WordWriter, BoomWriter's new technology-based vocabulary tool, lets students apply, share, and assess their knowledge of vocabulary. Milton, Massachusetts (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 Award-winning educational technology website BoomWriter Media announced today the launch of its newest feature to its collaborative writing interface: an interactive vocabulary resource aptly named WordWriter. WordWriter delivers a technology-based vocabulary learning experience that is certain to develop...

2014-06-18 23:09:44

Membean, Inc., a provider of “durable learning” educational products, invites all AP English teachers, coordinators, counselors and administrators to booth #325 at the AP Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA to learn about how Membean is reinventing the teaching of English vocabulary. Beaverton, OR (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 Membean, Inc. (http://membean.com) will be exhibiting in booth #325 at the AP Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA July 9 - 12, 2014. All AP English teachers,...

Moms Using Picture Books To Expose Toddlers To Rich Information About Animals
2014-04-23 11:53:19

University of Waterloo Children hear as much sophisticated information about animals when parents read picture book stories about animals as when they read flashcard-type animal vocabulary books, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo. “Marketers tell parents and educators that vocabulary books are more educational, so picture books are often dismissed as being just for fun,” said the study’s author, Professor Daniela O’Neill. “But our findings show that...

2014-03-18 23:30:20

Ballard & Tighe, Publishers releases Word Raider: Quest - a learning game that teaches academic language and vocabulary using animation and picture-based problems to support its listening, speaking, reading, and writing exercises. The combination of linguistic and non-linguistic activities, game-based learning, and live-graded assignments work to engage students while enabling deeper understanding and retention. Brea, CA (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 Ballard & Tighe, Publishers announced...

2014-03-06 08:29:23

The popular Dictionary.com Android app now features a robust Learner's Dictionary, with vocabulary-mastering tools needed to achieve success in any school or professional field OAKLAND, Calif., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "If you want to surpass your rivals," The Harvard Business Review wrote in 2012, commanding the global language of English is "no longer a matter of choice." Dictionary.com today helps students and aspiring English speakers make that choice easier with the addition of a...

2014-02-27 23:04:35

eReflect discusses word etymology in a recently-published blog post, and traces the origin of the English language by looking at worldwide word maps and linguistic history. New York City, NY (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 In-depth vocabulary knowledge involves more than simply knowing a word’s meaning and being able to put it in a sentence correctly. eReflect explains how vocabulary knowledge is multifaceted, and includes learning many more nuances about words, such as synonyms, antonyms,...

2014-02-24 23:04:31

Words can astonish, cause tears, or send shivers down a person's spine. Ultimate Vocabulary™ shares three words with its blog readers that make many people tremble with fear: geophagia, trypophobia, and pervicacious. New York City, NY (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Vocabulary knowledge is an essential aptitude that makes a person's professional and personal life better. While most people focus on simple words because of their functionality and usefulness in daily life, other people...

2014-02-16 23:00:57

The parent company of Ultimate Vocabulary™ talks about the one-syllable word that ties people around the globe together in both confusion and understanding. New York City, NY (PRWEB) February 16, 2014 eReflect has often talked about the universality of certain phrases and human expressions on its official Ultimate Vocabulary™ blog, and in a recent post the blog editors discussed the one word that everyone knows and uses in their conversations. It's ‘huh’, the one-syllable...

2014-01-19 23:00:49

Language evolves, something that is obvious when an older person and a teenager are talking together. eReflect presents newly-created words that the older generation might not know but can learn a lot from. New York City, NY (PRWEB) January 20, 2014 eReflect, developer of Ultimate Vocabulary™ software, is interested in finding and discussing words that have been recently added to the English language, created to express ideas and inventions that were born in the 21st century. In a...

2014-01-15 23:02:44

Understanding the intellectual and social benefits of being an avid reader is the secret to developing a strong love for reading and learning, Chad Manis points out. New York City, NY (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 Chad Manis has dedicated an entire website to tools and resources busy teachers around the world can use to make the time spent in their classrooms an enriching experience for their students. The basic premise that made this website a reality is that teachers need to support and...


Word of the Day
drawcansir
  • A blustering, bullying fellow; a pot-valiant braggart; a bully.
This word is named for Draw-Can-Sir, a character in George Villiers' 17th century play The Rehearsal.
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