What Shapes Our Language? Our language is constantly being shaped by a number of different influences, from social media and pop culture to other languages and even human error. Thanks to the ever-evolving Internet, new words enter our language almost daily. But beyond new words, technology has had a big impact on the ways in which we communicate, particularly with respect to how many words it takes us to get our point across. (Click Image To Enlarge) Use This Infographic In Your Class We think that infographics are an awesome learning and teaching tool, so our creations will always be available for you to print out, use with your students and embed on your blog! Embed this image on your site <a href=" src=" <a href=" Blog</a> Warm-Up Activity Why are languages constantly evolving over time? Writing Challenge
Top 3 Reasons to Spice Up Language Learning Evernote, the cross-platform note-taking and archiving service that helps users “remember everything”, is growing and expanding into the educational community. In particular, it has caught the eye of many language learners who, quite simply, want nothing more than to “remember everything” they have learned in and about their foreign languages of study. If you find yourself struggling with the Russian alphabet or German syntax, here are the top 3 reasons to spice up your own language learning odyssey with Evernote. 1. Evernote works by syncing all of your computers and mobile devices through a single account. 2. Long gone are the days when bookmarking was the best way to keep track of your top-100-websites-to-revisit-before-they-get-buried-under-another-100-links. 3. At Voxy, we are currently building an iPhone appthat allows users to learn English in the “privacy of their own phone.” (Visited 1,433 times, 2 visits today)
Why It Pays To Be Bilingual Being bilingual provides a variety of perks. Aside from giving you the ability to impress your latest love interest by reciting foreign poetry, being bilingual also pays dividends – monetarily, cognitively, and culturally. See the graphic below to find out why. Note to teachers, edubloggers and all those interested: Want to use this infographic in your class or share it on your blog? (Click Image To Enlarge) Use This Infographic In Your Class We think that infographics are an awesome learning and teaching tool, so our creations will always be available for you to print out, use with your students and/or embed on your blog! Warm-Up Activity Before handing out the infographic, discuss the following question with your students: What are the advantages of being bilingual? Speaking & Critical Thinking Practice Questions to ask your students after presenting the infographic: What is the most surprising fact that you discovered from this infographic? Writing Challenge Spread the Infographic Love
10 Astounding Infographics Comparing Money Matters Around the World 47 Flares Google+ 2 Twitter 31 Facebook 4 Reddit 1 StumbleUpon 1 Pin It Share 0 LinkedIn 8 inShare8 47 Flares × It goes without the saying that comparing wealth and spending in different countries is almost impossible: people work, earn and even spend differently – moreover, their ways of life and views can be too different to compare. However, we still try to compare because people move around the world and they want to know what they can expect in different corners of the globe. Here are the 10 greatest examples of information graphics comparing money, spending and earning around the world: 1. U.S. The most interesting finding of the stats research and the visualization: The U.S. is the clear leader in total annual spending, but ranks 9th in Science performance and 10th in Math. Note: It is unclear what was the measure used to compare the countries in their math and science performance. 2. Most Expensive Cities is the World is an interesting visualization by Home Loan Finder. 3. 4. 5. 6.
What Are The Hardest Languages To Learn? [INFOGRAPHIC] Learning a new language can be difficult, but some languages can be trickier than others. For native English speakers, the difficulty level of a new language depends on a variety of factors. So which are the most difficult to learn? And which languages would you be able to master in under a year? View the infographic below to learn more. (Click Image To Enlarge) Use This Infographic In Your Class We think that infographics are an awesome learning and teaching tool, so our creations will always be available for you to print out, use with your students and embed on your blog! Embed this image on your site <a href=" src=" <a href=" Blog</a> Warm-Up Activity Before handing out the infographic, discuss the following questions with your students: Are some languages harder to learn than others?
Cisco Reminds Us Once Again How Big The Internet Is Getting - Arik Hesseldahl - Enterprise One of the well-worn buzz phrases in tech that re-surfaces from time to time is “The Internet of Things.” When I first encountered it, it was in 2002, and it was used in the title of this story in Forbes about the use of RFID chips by retailers like Wal-Mart to track inventory. Nine years later it draws a big yawn. Now it seems the networking giant Cisco Systems has appropriated it to mean something else entirely, something a lot more meaningful in the larger context of the Internet. Of course, Cisco would like you to associate its brand with these kinds of big thoughts rather than its more workaday corporate troubles. Getting to that utopia will also require completing the transition from IPv4 to IPv6. Anyhow, the fine folks at Cisco have whipped all this big thinking into an easy-to-understand graphic which they’ve kindly shared with me.
Cool Infographics - Blog 10 Commonly Misunderstood Words My friends and I are self-professed grammar geeks. Upon hearing Alanis Morissette’s 90s hit “Ironic” on the radio, a worn out discussion usually breaks out: is she using the word “ironic” correctly? Yes, you can roll your eyes now. But, seriously, “It’s like ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife” is not really ironic, is it? (And I know that this discussion is more worn out than your favorite gym shorts…) Today’s infographic supports my argument, but it also schools me against using “literally” as an emphatic “really,” and reminds me that politely chuckling does not a bemused person make. Share This Infographic Get Free Infographics Delivered to your Inbox