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Port celebrates its role as “gateway to whale watching adventures”

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It wasn’t a real shark, of course, but one of 13 life sized inflatable models of whales, sharks and dolphins that are on display in the terminal building. The biggest is 42 feet long, that’s 13 metres of whale that you can stand next to. Four are hanging from the ceiling. The ‘pop up’ exhibition opened today (11th February), with classes from schools all around Portsmouth already booked to come and take part in a “Whale Workshop”. Experts from marine wildlife charity ORCA are taking lessons, with students learning all about the whales, dolph... Read More »

SUNY Buffalo State selects SparcIt’s automated creativity assessment tool for its upcoming MOOC on creativity

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The International Center for Creativity Studies (ICSC) at SUNY Buffalo State, the oldest degree-granting program in creativity in the world, has selected SparcIt's, an NSF-funded company, automated creativity assessment tool for measuring students' creativity quotient (CQ) on its first massive open online course (MOOC) on creativity. The course is called "Ignite Your Everyday Creativity" and will be available on the leading online learning platform, Coursera on February 16, 2015. The online classes are taught by two faculty members: Dr. C... Read More »

Inflatable whales pop up at Portsmouth International Port

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It won’t be a real shark, of course, but one of 13 life sized inflatable models of whales, sharks and dolphins that will be on display in the terminal building. The biggest is 42 feet long, that’s 13 metres of whale that you can stand next to. Four will be hanging from the ceiling. The ‘pop up’ exhibition opens on the 11th February, with classes from schools all around Portsmouth already booked to come and take part in a “Whale Workshop”. Experts from marine wildlife charity ORCA will be taking lessons, with students learning all about the w... Read More »

Brittany Ferries: Portsmouth set for a whale of a time with new community conservation project

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This brand-new project will work with local schools, businesses and community groups in the Portsmouth area, giving thousands of local people the chance to learn more about the importance of whale and dolphin conservation through talks, events and training sessions. It will also introduce 'Dolphin Science Week' events, fundraising events and marine festivals in primary schools around the South. It has been launched following the huge success of the 'Your Seas - North Sea' project in the North East which has been educating local schools and comm... Read More »

Iconic Houses: Conference calls!

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The English-language lectures include Santiago Alcolea Blanch’s keynote speech about the context of Barcelona’s museum houses, and Tim Benton’s presentation on Eileen Gray's house E1027, which opens to the public in May 2015. Also in English, you can hear Jordi Falgàs on Casa Masó, Christian Obel on Can Lis by Jørn Utzon, Mirko Sgavarato on Villa Girasole, and Cédrik Ferrero on Le Corbusier's Quartier Modernes Frugès. You can also check out the lectures from our 2013 congress at the V&A in London, which we organised with Susanna Petterss... Read More »

HiFiKiddo launches kid-friendly, family-oriented Social Networking Site

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Bethesda-Frederick-Gaithersburg, MD - After going live last month, HiFiKiddo is officially announcing the launch of their new kid-friendly, family oriented social networking platform that is safe for users of all ages. "As parents to young children on the verge of the tween years we saw a real need for a family friendly social networking platform where kids could learn the do's and don'ts of how to behave online. What goes online follows you forever so we really wanted to build a "Social Network on Training Wheels" that strikes a balance bet... Read More »

Communication lessons from Dr. Martin Luther King help African American families navigate relationships, marriage and even divorce

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There is no doubt that Dr. Martin Luther King was a skilled communicator. His "I Have A Dream" speech is as iconic to the American public's consciousness as Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. Notwithstanding all of his distinguished awards, most notable among them the Nobel Prize, his Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album is still perhaps the most direct tribute to his talents as a communicator who clearly conveyed his message in a way that motivated and inspired change. "When we think of Dr. Martin Luther King, we think of a great civil rights... Read More »

Barclays: Computing is the new English as it becomes the nation’s favourite school subject

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But two fifths of parents dread helping their kids with this homework Half of all school children (49 per cent) now rely on homework help from their siblings Three quarters (77 per cent) of parents believe it is important for children to learn coding skills Barclays launches Code Playground where children and adults can learn coding online or in branch with the help of a Barclays Digital Eagle Barclays research revealed today shows a quarter (24 per cent) of British school children say computing, incorporating skills such as learning t... Read More »

Affordable Tutoring Programs for Texas Kids

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If you are concerned about the academic achievement of your kids you should consider enrolling them with Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Texas. The club offers various tutoring programs that can help your child concentrate better in studies and learn many new skills. Apart from the educational knowledge, various practical skills are also imparted to the children to make them successful in their lives. Some of the tutoring programs offered by Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Texas are: Project Learn: In this program, the kids get a chance t... Read More »

Aviva: Parents admit that tackling numbers puts them in a spin

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Two thirds of parents admit they’re bottom of the class when trying to help out with school homework dished out to their kids, it emerged today*. The study of 2,000 parents, which was commissioned by Aviva, revealed parents fall short when it comes to classroom classics like maths and science, leaving them feeling red-faced when they’re not able to help. The research was commissioned to launch the Tackling Numbers programme in partnership with Premiership Rugby, aimed at improving children’s confidence in numeracy skills. Four in ten pare... Read More »

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