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The Meaning Behind Famous Symbols — Infographic

The Meaning Behind Famous Symbols

We see symbols everywhere, and they have a language and meaning all their own.  From the more established (and famous) as shown below, to the emojis of today, we use symbols all the time to convey messages in a simple, concise way.  But where did some of these long-established and well-known symbols originate and what do they really mean?  [VIA]

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Posted by on March 14, 2017 in Infographics

 

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15 Words You Never Knew Came from Literature — Infographic

15 Words You Never Knew Came From Literature

The English language is always evolving, and new words pop up every time we turn around, or so it seems.  At the beginning, they may not be well known, but sometimes become such a part of our everyday lexicon we forget their origin.  Although in some cases, the common meaning of these words may have changed, all of the words on today’s infographic come from literature throughout the ages.  Who knew a “tween” was really between 20 and 33 years old??  [VIA]

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Posted by on February 24, 2017 in Infographics

 

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British vs. American English — Infographic

British vs. American English

Even though it’s all the same language, the differences between British and American English are many.  While there are times we can decipher what each other are saying, sometimes words have completely different meanings depending which side of the Atlantic you call home.  Today’s infographic takes a look at several of these differences.  My Canadian friends say they’re totally confused, as they sometimes use a hybrid of both the British and American usages.  [VIA]

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Posted by on February 13, 2017 in Infographics

 

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16 Boring Words and What to Use Instead — Infographic

16 Boring Words and What to Use Instead

Sometimes our students get in a rut when writing and fall into the trap of using the same descriptive words over and over again.  I know that I have this problem myself sometimes too, as you might.  Today’s infographic takes 16 of these more commonly used words, what they term “boring” and provide a few suggestions to use instead to help spice up and make your writing and descriptive language pop.  Share this with students and have them try to incorporate as many as possible the next time they delve into their descriptive writing.  [VIA]

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Posted by on February 3, 2017 in Infographics

 

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What Is Your Acromyn IQ? — Infographic

What is Your Acronym IQ?

Test-speak and emojis are creeping into more and more areas of our life, even to the point that they’ve entered the dictionary as words in their own right.  How many of these do you really know though?  Try this fun game to see how many you either know or can guess and see how far you can make it on the path.  Check out the interesting “Did You Know” bits as well.  A score is found at the bottom!  How did you score?  [VIA]

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Posted by on January 12, 2017 in Infographics

 

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50 Awesome Facts About Languages — Infographic

50 Awesome Facts About Languages

We all speak at least one, and some of us know dozens — even if you’re not aware of it!  Language, and communication in general, is a key to learning, living, and working in the world.  Today’s infographic gives several fun facts you may not have considered about the languages we know and speak.  [VIA]

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Posted by on January 10, 2017 in Infographics

 

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Laundry Symbols — Infographic

Laundry Symbols

We encounter signs and symbols everyday, and while most are easy to recognize, some we have no clue what they might mean.  Have you ever looked at the tag in your clothing?  Aside from having information about the materials the garment is made from and where it was manufactured, there are also some basic washing instructions and sometimes assorted symbols, but what do they mean?  Today’s infographic is a chart of those symbols.  It can be a great addition to a lesson on symbolic language, deciphering code, or general household/life skills information. [VIA]

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Posted by on November 10, 2015 in Infographics

 

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