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Hire Me! Hire me for your writing assignment or event. I'm reasonable and reliable. Also looking for additional writing gigs. Email me at rclimpert003@yahoo.com

Based in Atlanta, GA - Rick Limpert is an award-winning writer, a best-selling author, and a featured sports travel writer.

Named the No. 1 Sports Technology writer in the U.S. on Oct 1, 2014.

Tuesday
Nov062018

Election Day

The "Go Vote" message even takes over the Google Home Page today!

Monday
Nov052018

Holiday Tech Shopping with Trae Young

Last year, Trae Young set the college basketball world on fire at Oklahoma. That has carried over to the NBA this season as he is averaging 19 pts/game with the Atlanta Hawks.

I had the chance to go holiday tech shopping with Trae this past weekend in Atlanta. He was doing an event for Tissot watches and these affordable watches would make a great gift for anyone.

Sunday
Nov042018

KIndle Free Pick of the Week: Car Boot Tales: The Daft and The Curious

This book is funny!

If you've ever wondered what goes through the mind of a car boot stall holder, then there are two things you need to do:

1. Read this book
2. Get yourself some new hobbies

If you're thinking about setting up your very first car boot stall, then this book will be an excellent guide for you. If you've done one before, then the characters you'll meet in here will be all too familiar to you.

Whilst it would be all too easy to present this book as some sort of manual, its primary purposes is to make you wonder why anyone in their right mind would ever choose to sell at a car boot sale. The hours are unsociable, the weather unpredictable and the profits are non existent. But do it right, and they'll be the most hilarious and fun way to spend a morning.

Paul J Rose took his assorted 'treasures' to a selection of car boot sales close to his home. His mission was a simple one - to clear out his house. However, as time went on, something much more interesting happened; the exchanges that took place between buyer and seller became more and more ridiculous.

Get it for free now!

Friday
Nov022018

Crowfunding Corner: Square Panda 2.0

Dedicated to improving the all-important literacy development process of young children, Square Panda, (https://squarepanda.com/), has introduced the second generation of its award-winning phonics system featuring a new meta-app learning adventure, SquareLand, and the new Square Panda Phonics Playset 2.0.

 

SquareLand is an exploratory adventure through a world of play where two primary characters, Panda and Cameo, guide children step-by-step through adaptive reading curriculum. Children explore worlds of learning as their fun friends help them learn letters, letter sounds, decode written words and develop skills in oral expression. With SquareLand, children experience playtime within a multisensory environment while learning valuable skills, such as letter-sound association, spelling, rhyming, word construction, and comprehension—with every child placed on an adaptive path and progressing at his or her own pace. A stream of cloud-based SquareLand content, developed by the Square Panda team in three international offices, is continuously expanding the learning experience. Accompanying the launch of SquareLand is the new Square Panda Phonics Playset 2.0, which supports the multisensory UI. The new playset is iPad and Android tablet compatible, with a library of free learning games available through the App store and Google Play.

According to Square Panda CEO and Co-Founder Andy Butler, SquareLand builds on Square Panda’s mission of empowering all children with the self-confidence gained through early fluency. “We are passionate about fixing the literacy problem because reading is about more than just reading, it’s about self-esteem,” said Butler. “Unfortunately, the ability to read is the first measure our society applies in judging a child’s potential, and the first step in fixing this is to realize that, especially for young learners, one size does not fit all. Square Panda personalizes the learning experience in real time to maximize both education and enjoyment.”

Butler was inspired to found Square Panda by his journey to find resources for his daughter, who has dyslexia. He discovered that most children, not only those struggling with dyslexia, need support when learning to read and that early intervention is essential.

Every child faces the critical task of moving from “learning to read” to “reading to learn” by the third grade. According to a 2016 U.S. Department of Education study, 64 percent of fourth graders in the U.S. perform below proficiency levels in reading. Incorporating the latest neurological research of unique circuitry development within young brains, SquareLand’s  personalized, data-centric system customizes the learning experience for each child, helping them master reading efficiently and painlessly. The Square Panda Parent portal lets users track their child’s progress and provides real-time analytics that identify areas of difficulty and next steps.


SquareLand and the Square Panda Phonics Playset 2.0 support early readers in multiple ways:

And as with most crowdfunding campaigns, there are different levels of pledges.

●       A unique land of educational play keeps children engaged through a world of games while collecting real-time data.

●       Interactive gameplay and engaging characters support increased attention and focus, including for children with learning differences.

●       Adaptive learning supports each child’s learning patterns and reinforces the curriculum in a playful way.

●       Multisensory play with Square Panda’s Smart Letters, which children touch, feel, and place on the playset. Preliminary results show 40 percent reduction in screen time while playing Square Panda multisensory games compared to digital only games.

●       Personalization customizes the experience to optimize learning.

●       Free downloadable games keep early readers in the optimal learning zone, challenged but not overwhelmed.

●       Built-in rest periods reduce any frustration or meltdowns.

●       Data collection and analytics keep track of progress and customize the games based on each child’s learning experience.

 Square Panda has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the SquareLand and the Phonics Playset 2.0.

The Square Panda™ team of parents, educators, professors of cognitive neuroscience, and game designers focuses on the development of language and literacy skills and solving the literacy problem. Square Panda is committed to helping children worldwide across skill sets and socioeconomic backgrounds learn to read, write, and communicate, with an adaptive system that creates a joyful learning experience based on innovative teaching practices. Please visit the Square Panda website for more information, https://squarepanda.com/.

Thursday
Nov012018

SEMA Show This Week in Las Vegas

Enjoy this 2018 SEMA Show coverage and highlights of the coolest new cars and parts found at the SEMA show.

Always groundbreaking and interesting news and products.