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Visual Dictionary: Improve Your Vocubulary with Images

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Visual DictionaryA 2009 Webbie Award Nominee in Education, The Visual Dictionary by Merriam-Webster is designed to help you find the right word at a glance. Filled with stunning illustrations labeled with accurate terminology in up to six languages, it is the ideal language-learning and vocabulary dictionary for use at school, at home or at work.

When you know what something looks like but not what it’s called, or when you know the word but can’t picture the object, The Visual Dictionary has the answer. In a quick look, you can match the word to the image.

In the classroom: Science teachers will find the Visual Dictionary extremely useful as a secondary reference to their existing textbook diagrams. The website covers a wide range of topics from Chemistry to Physics as well as other Biology-related subjects.

Tech & Education: How can Twitter make me a better teacher?

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Twitter Home PageThere’s no doubt you’ve heard about Twitter… The President uses it. So does Ashton Kutcher. Oprah even dedicated an entire show to it. But do you really know what it is? Do you really know all that it can do?

To those that have never used the service, Twitter is a collection of meaningless personal posts that chronicle the activities of everyday people as they “eat french fries at McDonald’s” or “head to the salon for a haircut”. To those that have used it a little, Twitter is a interesting way to “follow” friends or interesting celebrities and find out what they’re doing in a 140 characters or less. To those that use it a lot, Twitter is the fastest source for the latest news (even faster than CNN), the best way to find hot deals at stores and restaurants, the most reliable recommendation engine for goods and services, and more.

But what about education?… How can Twitter make me a better teacher?

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Scitable: A Collaborative Online Learning Space for Science

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ScitableScitable is an open online teaching/learning portal combining high quality educational articles with technology-based community features to fuel a global exchange of scientific insights, teaching practices, and study resources.

With a focus on the field of genetics, Scitable provides teachers and students with access to more than 150 free, evidence-based articles and allows them to connect with a global community of faculty, scientists and researchers through real-time chats and discussion boards.

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