Verizon's Literacy Site Inspires Creative Learning

Verizon has launched a new online literacy and education site, Enlighten Me: Read, Learn and Explore, which promotes intellectual exploration among students, and provides teachers with a robust educational resource for reading and creative learning. Verizon worked with FableVision Studios to create the site's online activities.

At the heart of Enlighten Me ( is SuperThinkers, which offers students and teachers tips on educational extracurricular activities, ideas on getting involved in the community, as well as a reading list of appropriate mysteries and detective novels. Additional mysteries and content will be frequently added t'Enlighten Me, ensuring that teachers and students can continually access new and interesting activities.

In addition, SuperThinkers features the original, interactive "Peetnik Mysteries," which promote skills such as logic, problem solving, critical thinking, cooperative learning and creativity. Available for free, these puzzles challenge students to solve the mysteries of Clutterbuck Valley, a fictional community where 12-year-old student and amateur detective Penn Peetnik runs the Problem Solvers Agency. Verizon Information Services, Dallas, TX, (800) 376-0136,

This article originally appeared in the 08/01/2002 issue of THE Journal.

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