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2014-08-20 23:01:59

Ultimate Vocabulary™ has been reviewed by several review sites and eReflect has accumulated their evaluations and verdicts in a new Ultimate Vocabulary™ blog post so readers can easily get an idea of the program’s strengths. New York City, NY (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 eReflect has just published a comprehensive overview of several Ultimate Vocabulary™ reviews given by Top Ten Reviews, Word-Buff, and eReflect’s own director, Marc Slater. This compilation is designed to offer...

2014-08-16 23:00:35

eReflect has collected a set of inspirational messages from influential individuals and published them on the Ultimate Vocabulary™ blog to inspire and motivate people to take a positive, creative outlook on life. New York City, NY (PRWEB) August 17, 2014 One of the benefits of a broad English vocabulary is the ability to read the works of great minds like Oscar Wilde, Mark Twain, and Winston Churchill. eReflect and Ultimate Vocabulary™ present some of the best quotes from these and...

2014-08-04 23:01:22

Logophiles will enjoy eReflect’s latest blog post that discusses bizarrely created social media jargon. eReflect makes a point that contrary to popular belief, learning new words can lead to lots of fun. New York City, NY (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 A new blog post on social media jargon has just been published by eReflect on the Ultimate Vocabulary blog. The blog post titled "10 All-Time Classic Social Media Jargon Words That Were Bizarrely Created" covers words that everyone...

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...


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.