Tag Archives: interest-education

  1. What’s A Unique Homework Routine That Works?

    Even with the best homework routine, homework is getting harder and harder and weirder and weirder. So we asked some tutors and parents what has worked for them before.
  2. “Affect” vs. “Effect”: Use The Correct Word Every Time

    Affect or effect? Both of these words are verbs and nouns and their meanings overlap. Very confusing! This slippery duo can send even experienced writers into a spiral of uncertainty. Especially, since many people pronounce them in almost the exact same way. Here’s a basic guideline for affect vs effect: Generally, we use affect as a verb (an action word) and effect as a noun …

  3. Do You Know Which Of These Words Came First?

  4. Learn About “Mumpsimus” And Other Embarrassing Speech Blunders

  5. What Do These Common School Acronyms Mean?

    Schools are ground zero for alphabet soup—educators seemingly love to name things using acronyms. STEM, GPA, KWL. While all of this jargon can seem kind of daunting, it’s not too bad once you learn the ropes. And we are here to help. So, get out your pencil and notebook, raise your hand for roll call, and prepare for School Acronyms 101. STEM You may think …

  6. “Epidemic” vs. “Pandemic” vs. “Endemic”: What Do These Terms Mean?

    Edited by John Kelly, Senior Research Editor at Dictionary.com If you recall the SARS outbreak in the early 2000s or are taking preparations against COVID-19 right now, then you’ve definitely heard the words epidemic and pandemic. With every biological outbreak, we encounter these words being used more and more frequently—and often, inaccurately. Why is it so easy for people to confuse these words? Well, both …

  7. Take A Zoo Word Trip With Dictionary.com And The Houston Zoo

    Who’s ready for a virtual field trip? During the Covid-19 pandemic, educational spaces like museums, national parks, and even NASA are opening their doors for virtual tours. We’ve already “visited” the Georgia Aquarium to watch their aquatic animal webcams. Next, we’re heading to the Houston Zoo in Texas to get up close and personal with elephants, flamingos, gorillas, ants, and more! The Houston Zoo is offering fun …

  8. What’s The Funniest (Or Most Embarrassing) Thing You’ve Said During Class?

    School may not physically be in session right now, but you can still say funny (and really embarrassing) things in a Zoom class too! Watch these people's most embarrassing classroom moments. Can you relate?
  9. Science Vocab Activities For Elementary Students

    Science and English meet in these vocab activities for elementary students Help your child learn scientific vocab with these learning games. Learning animal vocabulary Watch this video about words for baby animals. Complete this word search. Find the words they learned about in the video. Click the image to get the printable word search PDF. Parents: write each one of the baby animal words on …

  10. Writing Activities For Middle School Kids

    Inspire your middle school kid to write with these activities We’ve rounded up writing activities aimed at middle-school age kids to get them to practice writing and to channel their creativity. Try out a writing activity yourself too! Practice your argumentative writing. Read this paragraph about it: In an argumentative essay, the writer takes a stance on a debatable topic. This stance, and the claims …