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VT @ ISTE

The Visual Thesaurus will have an exhibit at the Annual Conference & Exposition of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver. Visit us at Booth #2368! Click here for conference details.

Literacies for All Summer Institute

The 2010 Literacies for All Summer Institute (sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English) will be held at the Indianapolis Marriott Hotel Downtown, Indianapolis, IN, from July 8 to 11. On July 9 at 10 am, the Visual Thesaurus will be co-presenting a session with Colorado Springs School District 11 on "Academic Vocabulary and 21st Century Tools: From District-wide Initiative to Classroom Practice." Click here for conference details.

A Spanish educational ad campaign using what appears to be "bad English" has University of Illinois linguist Dennis Baron thinking about the spread of international English beyond the Anglophone world.  Continue reading...
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We rarely shine the spotlight on a single word in the Lounge but this month we have a special honoree: the noun patch. We've heard a couple of startling uses of patch recently and it got us thinking about what a great word it is, and how well it exemplifies the genius of language and the genius of English.  Continue reading...
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Naming the Unspeakable

As the massive oil disaster unfolds in the Gulf of Mexico, John Conway of the Cosmic Variance blog wonders what name we will eventually settle on for the environmental catastrophe. The "BP Deepwater Horizon Spill"? The "Transocean/BP Leak"? Read more here.
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