EDUCATION


Universal has found free computer courses in Brampton sponsored by "Skills for Change".
Check the website out below to find out more.

Skills for Change | 21 Nelson St. West, Unit 1A, Brampton, ON L6X 1B6
Tel: 905.595.1679 ext.103
Web: www.skillsforchange.org


Here is a cool TEDtalks by Sugata Mitra "Build a School in the Cloud".
https://www.ted.com/talks/sugata_mitra_build_a_school_in_the_cloud



FEEDBACK Needed
Students are invited to give feedback on a website about RESPs and the Canadian Learning Bond.
This website was created by a research company called Bridgeable. They want to have a website that is easy to understand and use.

Visit the website below and tell your teacher what you think. What is clear? What is confusing? What is missing? etc. Write your comments below.

Link: http://respusertool.bridgeable.com/index.html

Shimon Schocken: The self-organizing computer course
https://www.ted.com/playlists/141/moocs_101

- Kamikaze 11/13/14



Virtual University

Check it out ... practice your passion and your English too !
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/right-click/two-free-ways-university-education-virtually-speaking-201938387.html


Two free ways to get a university education, virtually speaking

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By Marc Saltzman | The Right Click – Mon, 27 Jun, 2011

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The Internet is a wonderful tool that doesn't just stop at communication, entertainment, productivity and commerce. You've got the world's biggest information resource at your fingertips, offering a ton of content that goes above and beyondWikipedia.
In fact, you can get post-secondary education — for free — if you know where to look. I don't mean e-learning courses that give you degrees and diplomas, though that's an option, too. But you'd be surprised what's out there for those looking to learn more about a subject — any subject — from experts in their field, around the world.
So here's a few ways you can get a university education at your own pace:
iTunes U
You probably have iTunes software on your PC or Mac, but there's more to iTunes than Lady Gaga and Angry Birds. A section called iTunes U is a collection of more than 350,000 free lectures, videos, audiobooks and other resources, covering a wide range of topics — from Astronomy to Zoology.
You can subscribe to this content at no cost, watch or listen to it on your computer, or synchronize the lessons to a compatible mobile device — like an iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. You can take it all with you wherever you go. More than 800 universities are involved, including those in Canada and the U.S.
Actually, there's support for both the PDF and ePub file downloads, too, therefore iTunes U can offer study guides, syllabi, lecture outlines, notes, maps and entire textbooks. iTunes has hundreds of thousands of downloadable podcasts you can subscribe to, many of which are education-related.
YouTube EDU
Another free video-centric resource is YouTube EDU, an educational hub born out of a volunteer project by YouTube employees.
This area within YouTube is a collection of videos aggregated from dozens of colleges and universities, and organized by school, topic, most viewed and most subscribed. The videos consist of lectures, study sessions, university addresses by alumni and valedictorian speeches, student videos, and more.
You'll find something that suits your interests, be it "Understanding Shakespeare's Sonnets" from University of Warwick to something heavier like "Quantum Computing and the Limits of the Efficiently Computable" from Carnegie Mellon University. Don't have a lot of time on your hands? In 12 minutes you can watch the "Human Evolution Overview" that walks viewers from the age of dinosaurs to humanity.
YouTube EDU can be viewed on a computer or via an Internet-connected smartphone or tablet, wherever you might be on the planet.
On a related note, also be sure to bookmark the Khan Academy, another excellent resource for educational videos — now with more than 2,100 — covering a multitude of subjects. While not university-related, there's also How Stuff Works, eHow andLifeHacker.




THE INSPECTOR

In school, the inspector’s visit is very important.

Teacher Theyyunni explained to the kids what to do on the day of the inspector’s visit. “The text books should be covered with good paper.”

“The text books should be covered with good paper.” We repeated loudly.

“The frame of the slate has to be scrubbed clean with ficus coronate leaf.”

We repeated, “The frame of the slate has to be scrubbed clean with ficus coronate leaf.”

“Nails must be cut.”
“Nails must be cut.”

“Bathe with oil and soap.”
“Bathe with oil and soap.”

“Wear clean clothes.”
“Wear clean clothes.”

“If anyone has a running nose they must keep a handkerchief in their pockets, to clean their nose.”

“If anyone has a running nose they must keep a handkerchief in their pockets, to clean their nose.”

The teacher asked Santhosh to repeat the to-do list but he forgot to mention cutting nails. He doesn’t need to remember that. He always keeps clean. I peaked at my hands; the dirt was thick under my nails. I am going to cut them today.

Velayudhan began to sob when the teacher asked to repeat. Poor boy. He doesn’t have a handkerchief. The teacher promised to get him one.

I will ask my second older sister for a hand kerchief. She has many handkerchiefs stitched with beautiful flowers. When I grow up and get a job then I will give beautiful hand kerchiefs to kids who don’t have one.

The teacher told me to say it. I not only said everything, but also added that the slates should be rubbed with hibiscus flower. This was told to me by my third big brother, that rubbing it gives it a crow’s color to the slate.

When I came back from the school, I got everything ready. The next day the inspector would come so I went to bed early.

My name was called. It must be the inspector. I got up and said with respect, “Present sir.”

“What? Get up and take a bath.” It was father.

I felt so ashamed. Little older brother posed with a crooked smile. His smile is so ugly!

Dreamy 11/6/2013

What a wonderful story.
- Kamikaze 13/11/13