If you're interested in language, or you know someone who is, here's a web site that will be of real interest. Reverso, while not being an inspiring name, is an amazing web site that describes itself as a linguistic portal. It combines a spell checker, verb conjugator, dictionary, grammar checker and translation system, all in a web-based system that doesn't require any software installation and is completely free to use.
So whether you need to check the spelling or grammar of an email you're writing, or your children need a fun way to look up the facts of language, Reverso is a superb online resource. It works in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic, Hebrew and Japanese. So if you've always wondered how to spell accommodation, or what the past continuous tense of "to work" is (answer: see below for the conjugation), Reverso will have the answer.
You'll find the site at www.reverso.net and, as mentioned, it's free to use. My thanks to Gizmo for bring it to my attention.
Community Literacy of Ontario (CLO) has been funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation for a two-year project to research and develop social media marketing materials and resources for Ontario’s community-based literacy agencies.
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All of us would like our PCs to run a little faster and to work a little better. We’d also like them to be safer to use.
The good news is that you can achieve these goals by using the nine utility programs in this guide. And you can do it without spending a cent, because every one of these programs is free.
The programs in this guide were chosen by Ian Richards from the hundreds of outstanding freeware programs listed at Gizmo’s Freeware. Most will work on all versions of Windows from XP through Vista including 64-bit systems. Exceptions are noted.
One of these programs is related to your PC security, two are to help with maintenance and the remaining six are productivity tools.
In this guide Ian Richards will show you where to get these programs, how to install them and how to use them.
Once you have them installed and set up, you’re going to be very pleasantly surprised at the improvement in your PC performance and the effectiveness in the way you work.
But you can achieve much more. These nine programs are but a few of the thousands of outstanding freeware programs available from the Gizmo’s Freeware website (www.techsupportalert.com). So do drop in and check out what are available.
Ian "Gizmo" Richards
1. Evernote: Worried about your illegible handwriting when taking notes in lessons? With the Evernote app and a wireless keyboard cover you can turn your tablet into a lecture-hall laptop. What's more, everything you do on the tablet app syncs to your laptop and other devices running Evernote. Also great for shopping and to-do lists - when you amend on one device it shows up across them all.
2. Moneybook: Money - or the lack of it - can be as big a stress as exams for the average student. With the Moneybook app you can keep on top of your finances from your phone. Work out whether you're spending more than you have coming in at a glance. Look at your transactions one by one. Export your accounts to a spreadsheet to examine in closer detail. It's nice and simple too thanks to its user interface.
3. Meter Reading: A hefty bill landing on the doormat can create serious conflict in a shared student house. Best friends will scream at each other about the number of baths they have had, the guy downstairs will be accused of having a secret fan heater in his room. Questions will be raised about the cost impact of cooking a roast chicken. Avoid such un-pleasantries with the Meter Reading app. This handy tool for monitoring energy consumption lets you see how much you're spending each week. Available for Apple and Android.
4. Vouchercloud: Ever out-and-about with friends when you decide on the spur of the moment to have food? With the Vouchercloud app you can enjoy such spontaneity while also bagging a bargain. The app uses your phone's GPS to work out the best nearby offers. Vouchers are then downloaded to your phone. As well as food also expect deals on beauty treatments and hotel stays.
5. Dictionary: Ever encounter a word you don't understand when trying to revise? Digging out a dictionary or booting up your laptop can be a pain. With the Dictionary app you can look it up in a few seconds from your smartphone.
6. Jamie’s Recipies: Jamie Oliver has built a food empire on his fuss-free but stupendously tasty grub. Learn from him and become your student flat's celeb-chef-in-residence with the Jamie's Recipes app. Run the app on your iPad while cooking in the kitchen for walk-throughs of tried-and-tested Jamie recipes - with everything from a list of required ingredients and kit to a step-by-step prep guide. Also check out general cooking tips and advice on money-saving meals.
7. MyFitnessPall: Student life isn't always conducive to healthy living - late nights, alcohol and fast food can soon take their toll. However, with this app you can at least keep track of what you're eating. You give the app your vital statistics and let it know whether you want to lose, maintain or gain weight - it'll then give you a daily calorie target. It'll tell you how many calories you've consumed over a day, and break it down into carbs, fat and protein. Just type in what you eat as you eat it.
8. Revision App: Revising for exams can be a drag. Scrawled handwritten notes and hundreds of revision cards littered across your room. Streamline the process with Revision App. It gives you access to more than 1 million revision notes and flash cards, enabling you to revise at home without any mess, or even on the train or bus.Also expect learning quizzes and animated teacher videos. The founder of Revision App, Jermaine Hagan, was named Young Entrepreneur of the Year for the app.
9. Twitter: With Twitter on your smartphone you'll be the one in the know. Keep tabs on your favourite A-listers for celeb gossip, follow the trending topics to stay across the news and LOL at the latest memes. Of course, you can also build up your own following by becoming a regular tweeter yourself - following in the footsteps of UK Twitter stars Caitlin Moran and Stephen Fry.
10. Dragon Dictation: Want to quickly take down a note for something but don't have a pen and can't be bothered fumbling your way through a text? With the Dragon Dictation app you can speak into your phone and it will transform your words into typed text. The apps transforms your phone into a writing tool that allows you to give your much-used thumbs a rest.
Thanks to Askten for this information..
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Literacy in Ireland
In the past literacy was considered to be the ability to read and write. Today the meaning of literacy has changed to reflect changes in society and the skills needed by individuals to participate fully in society. It involves listening, speaking, reading, writing, numeracy and using everyday technology to communicate and handle information.
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