Christmas Celebrations in the UK | Visual English Lesson — Ifluent English Hi, I’m Ben from Ifluent English, and this is the English learner's guide to Christmas celebrations in the UK. Let's start with Christmas Eve Christmas Eve is on the 24th of December and is the day before Christmas. Some of the activities people might do on Christmas Eve are; Go Carol singing, Attend a Midnight Mass or Go to a pub… Carol Singing Carol singing is the singing of traditional Christmas carols, especially by groups going from door to door. Midnight Mass Some people will go to church to observe a special Christmas service, sometimes called Midnight mass. Going to the Pub Other people will choose to go to the pub with friends and family, to celebrate Christmas by having a drink. Santa Christmas Eve is also the night that Santa comes to deliver his presents. Santa is also known as Father Christmas in the UK. Children write letters to Santa listing their requests. Reindeer Reindeer help Santa on Christmas Eve by pulling his Sleigh. Santa also has other helpers called Elves. Mince Pies
Webémissions Évaluation et communication du rendement Sciences et technologies1re à 8e année Éducation artistique1re à 8e année La différenciation pédagogique Actualisation linguistique en français Au-delà du PANA… jbdba : Excellent ! Comment réussir... 26 of the Most Thought Provoking Photographs of All Time We frequently say a “photograph is worth a thousand words”, but sometimes they are worth even more. In this incredible series of photographs, the lens captures scenes that take us deep emotional journeys causing feeling ranging from uplifting joy to overwhelming sadness. The thought provoking power of these photos start us on a journey of thought and feeling that exceeds “a thousand words” with ease. Starving boy and missionary Image credits: Mike Wells Inside an Auschwitz gas chamber Image credits: kligon5 Heart surgeon after 23-hour-long (successful) heart transplant. Image credits: James Stanfield Father and son (1949 vs 2009) Image credits: Vojage-Vojage Diego Frazão Torquato, 12 year old Brazilian playing the violin at his teacher’s funeral. Image credits: salvemasnossascriancas.blogspot.com A Russian soldier playing an abandoned piano in Chechnya in 1994 Image credits: drugoi.livejournal.com Young man just found out his brother was killed Image credits: Nhat V. Image credits: Nevine Zaki
The New Marketing in an Era of Convergence | Marketing. Technology. Inspiration. The New Marketing in an Era of Convergence Organizational Convergence In a recent blog post on the challenging reality of driving omni-channel experiences, I emphasized the need for convergence within and across the data and technology ecosystems. However, it did not take me long to realize how myopic I was in stating that for a very simple reason – we are now living in an “era of convergence” where the need to converge goes beyond JUST data & technology. On the other hand, isolated pockets of convergence in specific compartments like data, technology, media, channels and others in itself will lead to fragmentation unless the scope of convergence becomes cross-functional. Convergence of Organizational ModelsConvergence across Data & TechnologyConvergence in people skills & capabilities In many ways, a consumer experience is not just an output of creative, copy, data & technology but rather a reflection of how an organization operates.
Merry Christmas Jumper Day! Like Red Nose Day, Christmas Jumper Day is becoming a tradition for British people to do something silly – wear a kitschy Christmas jumper — to do some serious good, for the charity Save the Children. Christmas is of course a special time for children, which is why the charity wants people to donate to make life better for children in poverty in the UK and around the world. In fact it wants to “make the world better with a sweater” on 15 December! Pullovers to Pounds The principle is simple: wear a silly Xmas jumper and donate £2 to Save the Children. Royal Approval Even the Royal Family gets involved. “Christmas jumper” used to be a description of something your granny knitted you for Xmas and you felt obliged to wear at least on Christmas Day. Serious GoodSince 2012, Save the Children has raised more than £4 million a year through Christmas Jumper Day. Copyright(s) : Save the Children Madame Tussaud's Webpicks Useful websites and online tools for classroom use > Christmas on the Web
CSC | Webémissions pour les Éducatrices et les Éducateurs - Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat Webémission : Le 2 mai 2008 Si les enseignants de l'Ontario ont les connaissances, la compréhension et les habiletés nécessaires pour utiliser une variété de stratégies à haut rendement dans leur salle de classe, alors les élèves en profiteront pleinement. À partir de nos bases de données, de la recherche, de l'expérience et des observations professionnelles, le Secrétariat de la littératie et de la numératie a établi une variété de stratégies à haut rendement afin d'illustrer les pratiques efficaces qui soutiennent les élèves dans leur apprentissage. Documents supplémentaires Pour une aide afin de visionner une webémission, veuillez consulter la page « Pour démarrer ». Partager : Produit par le Secrétariat de la littératie et de la numératie en partenariat avec le Service des programmes d'études Canada
jbdba: Très très bon, Festina invente... The Story of the "Migrant Mother" | Follow the Stories | Antiques Roadshow By Ben Phelan Posted: 4.14.2014 In 1936 Florence Thompson allowed Dorothea Lange to photograph her family because she thought it might help the plight of the working poor. "She always wanted a better life," her daughter later said. Dorothea Lange sitting on top of a car with her camera, ca. 1936. Prints & Photographs appraiser Daile Kaplan and host Mark Walberg discussed the iconic work of early 20th-century photojournalist Dorothea Lange at the Nelson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City. As the United States sank into the Great Depression, a photographer named Dorothea Lange turned her attention away from studio and portrait work toward the suffering she was seeing around her. "We just existed," Florence Thompson said. I did not ask her name or her history. Lange took six pictures. There are few images as deeply ingrained in the national consciousness as Migrant Mother. Thompson was born Florence Leona Christie, a Cherokee, in a teepee in Indian Territory, Oklahoma, in 1903.
Rather follows unbaby.me service in blocking unwanted social content | Media The company behind a web tool which enables users to replace other people's baby pictures with pictures of cats is on track to create an internet-wide system for hiding any content users do not want to see – whether it concerns politics, twerking or Justin Bieber. The newest version of unbaby.me, now called Rather, replaces whatever topic users want to avoid on social media feeds with pictures of things like cats. The data collected also gives the company an insight into what else people are sick of seeing on the internet. The chief executive and co-founder of Rather, Chris Baker, chooses topics to be included in the tool's popular section based on what has reached “critical mass”. "What happens is these things become incredibly popular and a million of your Facebook friends post about it," Baker said. Unbaby.me began as a joke between friends about how to block from their news feeds new parents’ never-ending streams of baby photos.
The Great Christmas Pudding Race It has all the ingredients of a great British event: tradition, wearing costumes, doing silly things and collecting money for charity! Every year at Covent Garden Market in London, teams of people participate in The Great Christmas Pudding race. They make their way through a series of obstacles while carrying a Christmas pudding on a paper plate. Teams dress as Christmas trees and decorations, Santa, elves, presents, reindeer, crazy professors or an entire Christmas dinner: turkey, potatoes, carrots, Christmas cake — and Christmas pudding, of course! It’s a lot of fun for participants and spectators alike, but the objective is serious. Here’s a flavour of the event: Copyright(s) : Helena Marks Ready to Use Downloadable resources ready to use in class > Red Nose Day
This 14-Year-Old Boy Just Wrote The Most Important Poem Of The 21st Century If you’ve ever lost faith in this generation or the next one, this 14-year-old boy may give you just enough hope to get through the day. Derek Nichols decided to post a poem written by his younger brother, Jordan, who seems to be wise beyond his years. Here’s the transcript of the poem: Our generation will be known for nothing. Never will anybody say, We were the peak of mankind. That is wrong, the truth is Our generation was a failure. Oh, what a plot twist! Unless we turn things around That might be true, People thought we couldn’t come back We knew that Was a joke. Jordan Nichols, you’re going to do great things one day. While there is some speculation that the poem was ripped off or at least inspired by this similar poem, the two don’t share anything but the overall concept. No, this isn’t the first poem that could be read forwards and backwards to reveal different meanings, but that doesn’t take anything away from what this boy has accomplished.