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SpanishDict is the world’s largest Spanish-English dictionarytranslation, and language learning website. We develop and provide reliable, accurate, easy-to-use resources for learning Spanish. We also aim to cultivate a fun and active community where members can ask and answer questions, practice with each other, and experience the joy of using a new language. Here are a few fun facts about SpanishDict:

6,000,000 
Unique Visitors

Over 6,000,000 people visit SpanishDict every month.

1,000,000 
Translations

Our dictionaries feature more than 1,000,000 translations.

100,000 
Questions and Answers

Find answers quickly in our Q&A forum.

25,000 
Flashcards

Practice with our multimedia flashcard sets.

5,000 
Video Pronunciations

See native speakers use the language in context with over 5000 video pronunciations.

90 
Lessons

Learn spanish from 90 full length, professional video lessons.

Have an idea on how we can improve? Send us some feedback. We’d love to hear from you.

— 4 days ago
#spanishdict  #spanish  #languages  #dictionary  #translator  #app 
Si considera que nuestra web hace una labor digna de ser mencionada, rogamos hable de ella y establezca enlaces a la misma. AlbaLearning es una web sin ánimo de lucro cuyo único objetivo es promover y extender el amor por los libros, la lectura y las lenguas. Por ello, no requiere para descargar sus audiolibros ningún dato personal (no hay que registrarse), no hay anuncios ni spam, y no le hace pasar por innumerables páginas hasta llegar a la página final de descarga, la cual se hace en un solo clic y sin tiempo de espera.
If you think our website is worthy of note, please contact us and link to us. AlbaLearning is an international non-profit organization whose sole purpose is to promote and spread the love of books, reading, and languages​​ and therefore does not require you to download audio books, any personal data (no need to sign), no ads or spam, and does not make you go through many pages to get to the final download page, which is done in one click without timeout.
Note from Callahaan: Alba has a great reading voice.

Si considera que nuestra web hace una labor digna de ser mencionada, rogamos hable de ella y establezca enlaces a la misma. AlbaLearning es una web sin ánimo de lucro cuyo único objetivo es promover y extender el amor por los libros, la lectura y las lenguas. Por ello, no requiere para descargar sus audiolibros ningún dato personal (no hay que registrarse), no hay anuncios ni spam, y no le hace pasar por innumerables páginas hasta llegar a la página final de descarga, la cual se hace en un solo clic y sin tiempo de espera.

If you think our website is worthy of note, please contact us and link to us. AlbaLearning is an international non-profit organization whose sole purpose is to promote and spread the love of books, reading, and languages​​ and therefore does not require you to download audio books, any personal data (no need to sign), no ads or spam, and does not make you go through many pages to get to the final download page, which is done in one click without timeout.

Note from Callahaan: Alba has a great reading voice.

— 5 days ago
#albalearning.com  #spanish  #audiobooks  #videos  #education  #languages 

lingro was conceived in August 2005, when Artur decided to practice his Spanish by reading Harry Potter y la piedra filosofal. As a competent but non-expert speaker, he found that looking up new vocabulary took much more time than the reading itself. Frustrated with how slow existing online dictionaries were, he wrote a program to help him translate and learn words in their original context. 

lingro’s mission is to create an on-line environment that allows anyone learning a language to quickly look up and learn the vocabulary most important to them. Whenever we’re developing new tools for lingro or planning the next big step, there are two principles we always consider:• Knowledge and information essential to human communication and interaction should be free and accessible to everyone. This is why we created the most comprehensive set of free dictionaries available under open licenses so that anyone can contribute, download, redistribute, and modify the dictionaries for their own needs. These licenses guarantee that they will always remain free and useful to society. 

• To have the best dictionaries, you need to have the best tools. Every tool we create, from games, quizzes, and study tools to in-context word lookup is designed for you, the user. To us, this means that they should be intuitive, fast, easy to use, and hopefully fun. :-)

— 1 week ago with 52 notes
#lingro  #languages  #reading  #translator  #dictionary  #education 
Our Story
Bitsboard was inspired by parents and teachers world wide.
Over the last two years at Grasshopper Apps we received hundreds of emails from parents and teachers asking how to make it easier to create and share custom lessons with their students.  So, instead of continuing to create dozens of apps we set out to create THE ONE APP that every parent and teacher could rely on to help their kids and students succeed.

Our Story

Bitsboard was inspired by parents and teachers world wide.

Over the last two years at Grasshopper Apps we received hundreds of emails from parents and teachers asking how to make it easier to create and share custom lessons with their students.  So, instead of continuing to create dozens of apps we set out to create THE ONE APP that every parent and teacher could rely on to help their kids and students succeed.

— 1 week ago with 1 note
#education  #apps  #iphone  #ipad  #bitsboard 
What The U.S. Can Learn From Finland, Where School Starts At Age 7 →

Finland, a country the size of Minnesota, beats the U.S. in math, reading and science, even though Finnish children don’t start school until age 7.

Despite the late start, the vast majority arrive with solid reading and math skills. By age 15, Finnish students outperform all but a few countries on international assessments.

— 1 week ago with 5 notes
#education  #finland  #school  #articles  #teaching 

The Harpa Reykjavík Concert Hall and Conference Centre is an amalgam between sculpture and architecture. Built in collaboration between the Danish-Icelandic artist Ólafur Elíasson, Henning Larsen Architects, and BATTERÍIÐ Architects- the building’s iconic facade systems create an instant icon and draws the building as an integral part of the East Harbour Project, a far-reaching harbour development project in Reykjavik. The building’s prismatic south facade was designed Ólafur Elíasson, known for his use of elemental materials in search of creating environmental experiences for the viewers of his works.

(Source: arch2o.com)

— 3 weeks ago
#harpa reykjavík concert hall  #Ólafur elíasson  #henning larsen architects  #BATTERÍIÐ Architects  #East Harbour Project  #reykjavik  #iceland  #concert halls 

(Photo: Cara Barer)

Track Deals, Sales, Reviews, Agents, Editors, News – and Get Lunch Deluxe Every Day.
Welcome to biggest and best dedicated marketplace for publishing professionals to find critical information and unique databases, find each other, and to do business better electronically. A service of Publishers Lunch, the most widely read daily dossier in publishing and known as “publishing’s essential daily read,” Publishers Marketplace really works in part because it is driven by the attention of over 40,000 publishing professionals who read Lunch every day.

Everything that Publishers Marketplace has to offer—including the longer daily Publishers Lunch Deluxe newsletter—is available to registered members for a simple monthly fee of $25.00. Membership is month-to-month, so you never have a long-term commitment. Register here.

To learn more about our services, please visit our membership benefits page.
— 3 weeks ago with 2 notes
#publishing  #publishers marketplace  #writers  #Writer Resources  #writing 
10 Universities Offering Free Writing Courses Online →

writingsbycrscott:

Are you an aspiring writer who would love to take some university courses on writing, but don’t have the money to spend on classes?

Well don’t fear.  Here is a list of ten universities who are offering free online writing courses to anyone who wants to through a program called the OpenCourseWare Initiative.

Though on their own they won’t give you any official credits, the courses offered are quite in-depth, some taking up to sixteen weeks to complete and are comparable to the classes one would take in a professional writing degree program.

If you go to the link above, you’ll get more detailed links on these writing courses.  Listed below are the universities offering the free writing courses:

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (mit.edu)
  • Utah State University (usu.edu)
  • Open University (open.ac.uk)
  • University of Utah (utah.edu)
  • University of Massachusetts Boston (umb.edu)
  • Purdue University (owl.english.purdue.edu)
  • Steven Barnes’ UCLA Writing Course (lifewrite.com)
  • News University (newsu.com)
  • E-Zine University (ezineuniversity.com)
  • Wikiversity (wikiversity.org)

   

(via fuckyeahbookarts)

— 4 weeks ago with 3185 notes
halftheskymovement:

Today is World Water Day, and we’d like to salute some of the organizations striving to provide clean water for all, including Water.org, charity: water, and Students Rebuild through its water challenge. 

Pictured here are students at the Kibera School for Girls in Nairobi, Kenya, who have benefited from Shining Hope for Communities’ clean water project, which includes a water tower that provides scarce clean water in a community where there is no running water. 

halftheskymovement:

Today is World Water Day, and we’d like to salute some of the organizations striving to provide clean water for all, including Water.org, charity: water, and Students Rebuild through its water challenge

Pictured here are students at the Kibera School for Girls in Nairobi, Kenya, who have benefited from Shining Hope for Communities’ clean water project, which includes a water tower that provides scarce clean water in a community where there is no running water. 

— 4 weeks ago with 236 notes
Five Best Mind Mapping Tools →

Mind mapping is a great way to brainstorm, make a plan, or turn ideas into the steps needed to make it real. Thankfully, there are great tools out there to help you build mind maps, organize them, and save them for later. Here’s a look at five of the best, based on your nominations.

— 4 weeks ago with 1 note
#mind maps  #organization  #education 

asapscience:

WHAT IF YOU STOPPED DRINKING WATER?

We’ve all been thirsty - but what would happen to your body and brain if you completely stopped drinking water? Find out in our latest video

— 4 weeks ago with 134 notes
About The Book Deal Blog

Welcome readers.  Let me introduce myself and offer up some credentials for the opinions, perspectives and insights in this blog.
In my 40+ years in book publishing, I’ve worked at Simon & Schuster, Bantam Books, and Grove Press, and I founded Straight Arrow Books, the book division of Rolling Stone Magazine.
I’ve been privileged to edit and publish some notable authors, including Toni Morrison(Bluest Eye), Hunter S. Thompson (Fear & Loathing on the Campaign Trail, and several other HST titles), Tom Robbins (Jitterbug Perfume), and others, including Robert Ludlum, Andy Warhol, Shirley MacLaine, Jerzy Kosinski and Clive Cussler.  There’s more about that in the author list of this website.
I also work with private clients as a consulting editor.
The Book Deal is my blog for writers and book people, about the strange and inscrutable way books are published and the big changes going on in the business today. Look here for my perspectives on the challenges and opportunities writers face in the world of digital and print book publishing, the mysterious process of acquisition, development, sales, and marketing, and how agents and publishers conspire and compete behind the scenes to find the best new authors.
Posts range from how to write an attention-getting book proposal, to developing a selling “hook” and building your author platform. We also invite colleagues and experts to comment on specific aspects of publishing, such as book and cover design, agenting and niche marketing.
You can always find older posts in Blog Categories, organized by subject. And be sure to check out The Buzz, with links to pub biz news and features.
There’s a lot to talk about, and I enjoy the spirited back and forth with your comments and ideas about these exciting times in publishing.
Contact me directly at alan@alanrinzler.com

About The Book Deal Blog

Welcome readers.  Let me introduce myself and offer up some credentials for the opinions, perspectives and insights in this blog.

In my 40+ years in book publishing, I’ve worked at Simon & Schuster, Bantam Books, and Grove Press, and I founded Straight Arrow Books, the book division of Rolling Stone Magazine.

I’ve been privileged to edit and publish some notable authors, including Toni Morrison(Bluest Eye), Hunter S. Thompson (Fear & Loathing on the Campaign Trail, and several other HST titles), Tom Robbins (Jitterbug Perfume), and others, including Robert Ludlum, Andy Warhol, Shirley MacLaine, Jerzy Kosinski and Clive Cussler.  There’s more about that in the author list of this website.

I also work with private clients as a consulting editor.

The Book Deal is my blog for writers and book people, about the strange and inscrutable way books are published and the big changes going on in the business today. Look here for my perspectives on the challenges and opportunities writers face in the world of digital and print book publishing, the mysterious process of acquisition, development, sales, and marketing, and how agents and publishers conspire and compete behind the scenes to find the best new authors.

Posts range from how to write an attention-getting book proposal, to developing a selling “hook” and building your author platform. We also invite colleagues and experts to comment on specific aspects of publishing, such as book and cover design, agenting and niche marketing.

You can always find older posts in Blog Categories, organized by subject. And be sure to check out The Buzz, with links to pub biz news and features.

There’s a lot to talk about, and I enjoy the spirited back and forth with your comments and ideas about these exciting times in publishing.

Contact me directly at alan@alanrinzler.com

— 4 weeks ago with 12 notes
#publishing  #writing  #the book deal  #alan rinzler 
Here’s the Story
I wrote a book called The Forest for the Trees and it’s an advice book for writers. For four years, I blogged about the agony of writing and publishing, and the self loathing that afflicts most writers. A community of like-minded malcontents gathered and thus ensued a grand conversation. Now, the most popular posts will now be organized under three headings: Writing, Publishing and Self-Loathing. (This is a work in progress.) In the meantime, gluttons for punishment can scroll through the archives. If I’ve learned one thing about writers, it’s this: we really are all alone. Love, Betsy

Here’s the Story

I wrote a book called The Forest for the Trees and it’s an advice book for writers. For four years, I blogged about the agony of writing and publishing, and the self loathing that afflicts most writers. A community of like-minded malcontents gathered and thus ensued a grand conversation. Now, the most popular posts will now be organized under three headings: Writing, Publishing and Self-Loathing. (This is a work in progress.) In the meantime, gluttons for punishment can scroll through the archives. If I’ve learned one thing about writers, it’s this: we really are all alone. Love, Betsy
— 4 weeks ago
#betsy lerner  #the forest for the trees  #writing  #writers  #writing advice 
Scientists to Americans: We're Not Divided on Climate Change →

The largest general scientific organisation in the US—and the world—usually stays out of policy debate, but there’s one issue they’ve decided they just can’t stay quiet on any more. Yup, it’s that overwhelmingly evident yet somehow still controversial scientific observation: human-caused climate change is a thing. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) today launched a campaign with the aim of effectively shaking Americans awake to the reality that climate change exists, and that the country needs to act swiftly to avoid potential disaster in the not-so-distant future. Ahead of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) next week, they’ve published a report, released a bunch of videos from climate experts, and kicked off outreach efforts under the title “What We Know,” to shout the message as loud as they can. The main problem they highlight is not so much the scientific evidence for climate change—that’s been discussed enough and it still hasn’t convinced a lot of the population—but to set the record straight on one enduring misconception: that scientists are divided on climate change.

— 4 weeks ago with 2 notes
#climate change  #global warming  #science  #articles  #aaas