Archive for January, 2009

TED Talks Sugata Mitra: Can kids teach themselves?

January 26th, 2009

Speaking at LIFT 2007, Sugata Mitra talks about his Hole in the Wall project. Young kids in this project figured out how to use a PC on their own — and then taught other kids. He asks, what else can children teach themselves?


Secret Worlds: The Universe Within

January 26th, 2009

View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth. Then move through space towards the Earth in successive orders of magnitude until you reach a tall oak tree just outside the buildings of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida. After that, begin to move from the actual size of a leaf into a microscopic world that reveals leaf cell walls, the cell nucleus, chromatin, DNA and finally, into the subatomic universe of electrons and protons.

Myths and Legends from E2BN

January 22nd, 2009

“This site is for pupils, teachers and all those who enjoy stories and storytelling. The British Isles is rich in myths, folktales and legends. Almost every town, city and village in Britain has its own special story, be it a Celtic legend, Dark Age mystery, strange happening or fable. more…

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Safer Internet Day 2009

January 20th, 2009

Give your school a focus for Safer Internet Day by encouraging them to enter YHGFL’s competition. By creating a resource on the theme of cyberbullying your students could not only be in line for walking away with a top prize, but they could see their work showcased at a forthcoming Cyberbullying Conference and on our the YHGFL website.For further information click here.

Ofsted: Virtual learning environments: an evaluation of their development…

January 19th, 2009

Ofsted: Virtual learning environments: an evaluation of their development in a sample of educational settingsVirtual learning environments (VLEs) use computers to allow remote access to learning materials. As the routine use of computers becomes all pervasive, there is an expectation that VLEs will form a significant part of the next generation’s experience of learning. This survey evaluates how VLEs are developing within a selection of providers.

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