In the Teachers at Work article "A Daily Vocabulary Bonanza for Teachers," Bob Greenman extols the New York Times television listings (of all places!) as a rich source for classroom vocabulary instruction.  Continue reading...

Here's a reminder of our current contest, based on the different roles of historical figures. Enter and you can win a Visual Thesaurus T-shirt!  Continue reading...

Wearing Many Hats

For this month's contest, we're exploring some of the biographical tidbits you may not even know exist in the Visual Thesaurus treasure trove. For example, if you click on the red meaning bubble associated with Benjamin Franklin, you will learn that he was "an American Revolutionary leader," a "scientist," a "writer," and a "printer." The challenge: find as many historical figures as you can in the VT database who have at least three "type of" relationships in their maps.  Continue reading...

The goal of the latest competition in Contest Corner was to link the words summer and break by clicking on the fewest number of related words in their Visual Thesaurus word maps.  Continue reading...

In this month's contest, we challenge you to use the Visual Thesaurus to link two words together by clicking on the fewest number of related words. Entrants who can connect the words summer and break through the fewest number of words will receive a limited edition Visual Thesaurus T-shirt!  Continue reading...
Fun

Last time in Contest Corner, the challenge was to track down the answers to ten questions in a Visual Thesaurus treasure hunt. Congratulations to Catherine McIntyre of the English Language Institute at Texas A&M University for submitting ten correct answers. Catherine wins a Visual Thesaurus T-shirt! Her answers follow below.  Continue reading...

VT Treasure Hunt!

Go on a Visual Thesaurus treasure hunt to track down the answers to these ten questions. If you successfully find all the answers, we will send you some authentic Visual Thesaurus booty! (Hint: you might need to brush up on some of the VT's special features here to help you find your treasure.)  Continue reading...

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