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Wendy Petzall

Venezuelan chemist, turned teacher and translator English-Spanish, with a smattering of Italian, French and German... and a really keen interest in crochet and tricot and naalbinging and macrame... and weaving... and all yarn arts.

Free Apps for Knitters and Crocheters. Some Thursday Rec’s – Free apps for your phone!

Free Apps for Knitters and Crocheters

Happy New Years Eve! If you are like me then you will be saying goodbye to 2015 at home because you are dull and boring, partying and dancing scares the bejesus out of you and you never could stay up until midnight anyway. So I’ll be knitting, handspinning, and maybe even playing around with my kiddie loom. Granny Squares Color Pattern Generator. Science news, science articles, all day, every day. Your Journey Begins - DNA Ancestry Project. Participation is simple.

Your Journey Begins - DNA Ancestry Project

Begin by ordering a public Participation Kit. Your kit will arrive in the mail and contains four swabs. Simply use the swabs to rub inside of your cheek for 30 seconds, and mail them back to the laboratory using the pre-addressed return envelope provided in the kit. Once you receive your results, your genetic journey begins. Men’s Interests and Lifestyle. Freewill. Ethics. You Have Been Informed. His Painting Didn't Look Very Good, Until He Made One Final Change That Amazed Everyone - The Meta Picture.

2012 March 12 - The Scale of the Universe Interactive. Discover the cosmos!

2012 March 12 - The Scale of the Universe Interactive

Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2012 March 12. Philosophy. A Liberal Decalogue: Bertrand Russell’s 10 Commandments of Teaching. Eastern Philosophy Explained with Three Animated Videos by Alain de Botton's School of Life. “Among the founders of religions,” writes Walpola Rahula in his book What the Buddha Taught, “the Buddha…was the only teacher who did not claim to be other than a human being, pure and simple. […] He attributed all his realization, attainment and achievements to human endeavor and human intelligence.”

Eastern Philosophy Explained with Three Animated Videos by Alain de Botton's School of Life

Rahula’s interpretation of Buddhism is only one of a great many, of course. In some traditions, the Buddha is miraculous and more or less divine. But this quote sums up why the generally non-theistic system of Eastern thought is often called a psychology or philosophy rather than a religion. With the video above, Alain de Botton—whose School of Life has recently brought us a survey of Western philosophers—begins his introduction to Eastern thought with Buddhism. The Buddha’s story, de Botton says, “is a story about confronting suffering.” Three Minute Philosophy. THREE MINUTE PHILOSOPHY is an animated web series designed to explain philosophical ideas in a way that even your Mum can understand them.

Three Minute Philosophy

BBC Blogs - The Radio 4 Blog - Philosophy Animated. Science Alert: Research News, Features, Opinions & Jobs from Australia & NZ. What Is Philosophy For? A Beautiful Animated Manifesto for Undoing Our Unwisdom, Cultivating Our Character, and Gaining Perspective. A History of Ideas: Animated Videos Explain Theories of Simone de Beauvoir, Edmund Burke & Other Philosophers.

The UK’s Open University has become a dependable source of very short, online video introductions to all sorts of things, from weighty subjects like religion, economics, and literary theory to lighter, but no less interesting fare like the art and science of bike design.

A History of Ideas: Animated Videos Explain Theories of Simone de Beauvoir, Edmund Burke & Other Philosophers

With breezy tone and serious intent, their animated “60-Second Adventures” make seemingly arcane academic ideas accessible to laypeople with no prior background. Now they’ve teamed up with writer and BBC broadcaster Melvyn Bragg of In Our Time fame for a series of video shorts that run just a little over 60 seconds each, with animations by Andrew Park of Cogni+ive, and narration by comedic actor Harry Shearer from Spinal Tap, The Simpsons, and, most recently, Nixon’s the One. A Handy Classroom Poster on APA Style ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. The Literary United States: A Map of the Best Book for Every State. 33 Facts That Will Make You Learn Something New. 33 Free Oscar Winning Films Available on the Web. How about some hors d'oeuvres meant to accompany the main course, the 2014 Academy Awards?

33 Free Oscar Winning Films Available on the Web

We scouted around the web and found 36 Oscar-winning (or nominated) films from previous years. The list includes many short films, but also some long ones, like Sergei Bondarchuk's epic version of War & Peace. Sit back, enjoy, and let us know if we're missing any other Oscar winners... Find more films in our collection of 700 Free Movies Online. A Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass Double Feature - Free - A precursor to modern music videos, this Oscar-winning animated film by John & Faith Hubley is set to the music of two popular songs recorded by Herb Alpert. (1966)A Story of Healing - Free – Won Academy Award for best Documentary Short Subject. A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love' - Schools - Education - The Independent.

It's hard to be a good teacher.

A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love' - Schools - Education - The Independent

It means planning weeks' worth of lessons in detail. It means covering the needs of every student, whether they're dyslexic, or don't speak English as their first language, or are high achievers and so on. Being a good teacher means uncovering themes which will engage kids, trawling websites and libraries for films and texts as stimuli. It entails writing four different intentionally-flawed versions of a suspenseful story for them to modify in their first lesson, and five different tiers of riddles about 3D shapes for them to tackle in the second, all before 8am. It means using outdated software to create worksheets with seven different cartoon characters to motivate students with severe learning difficulties, and spending break times enlarging these for students with visual impairments.

It means composing science songs to the tune of The Gap Band's "Oops Upside Your Head" at nine in the evening. Regrettably, it's not so simple. 500 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns, etc. - StumbleUpon. Advertisment Watch 1,150 movies free online.

500 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns, etc. - StumbleUpon

Includes classics, indies, film noir, documentaries and other films, created by some of our greatest actors, actresses and directors. The collection is divided into the following categories: Comedy & Drama; Film Noir, Horror & Hitchcock; Westerns (many with John Wayne); Martial Arts Movies; Silent Films; Documentaries, and Animation.

We also have special collections of Oscar Winning Movies and Films by Andrei Tarkovsky and Charlie Chaplin. Academic Torrents. 46 Hidden Tips and Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Boss. How often do you use Google to find something on the internet? If like a lot of people you use Google every day you’ll be astounded by the number of hidden tips and tricks their search facility offers. 46 of them are featured in this infographic from Who Is Hosting This, how many of those did you know about? Related. Google Image Result for. Plastic Bottle Homes and Greenhouses. Homes made from Plastic Bottles + Greenhouses, too!

Plastic Bottle Homes and Greenhouses

Plastic bottle house plastic bottle house Eco-Tec's Ecoparque El Zamorano, Honduras. The unexpected math behind Van Gogh's "Starry Night" - Natalya St. Clair. A few lesson plans exist for teaching visual arts and self-similarity (objects that have the same pattern) that could be used after showing this lesson. Shodor has some free lesson plans for students in grades 4 through 8. High school students can learn recursion algorithms to create the Koch curve using Scratch for free. Educational technologist Dylan Ryder has also written about creating fractals. A beautiful app worth checking out is Starry Night Interactive App by media artist Petros Vrellis.

E-books (livres numériques) Beaux courts métrages. Google Tips, Tricks & Hacks. Round Crochet Tablecloth Bridal Shower Gift par CrochetMiracles. Knitting...tricot. Afghans & Blankets. Crochet/Knitting. Crochet 13. Round pineapple tablecloth crochet pattern. Crochet Patterns - Round Pineapple Tablecloth Materials: J. & P. Coats "Knit-Cro-Sheen" 20 balls of white, ecru, or 26 balls of any color. Steel Crochet Hook No. 3. Color Theory 101: Selecting Yarns That Go Together. A lot of patterns going around at the moment feature stripes: two or three colors that go together perfectly. You could follow the colors suggested in the pattern sample… but you want to try something a little different. But how in the world do you pick a colors that go together? Color theory. Crochet blankets. Free crochet pattern sites. Colorful Flower Mandalas. Mandala Pattern Finished Size: 9 inches (23 cm) Crochet Hook: G (4mm) Yarn: Pink flower: Drops Paris yarn #14 Strong yellow, #33 Medium Pink, #06 Shocking Pink, #11 Opal green and Acaucania Ulmo Solid #767 Blue flower: Acaucania Ulmo Solid #767 and Drops Paris yarn # 11 Opal Green, #06 shocking pink, #02 light turquoise, and #14 strong yellow Purple Flower: Drops Paris yarn #11 Opal Green, #14 strong yellow, #45 dusty orange, #8 dark purple, and #31 medium purple Stitches used: slip stitch (ss), single crochet (sc), half Double Crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc) treble or triple crochet (tr) Special Stitches:

Mandalas. Mahala Mandala crochet square. Sophie's Garden Photo Tutorial. Intro and a Free Pattern. Baby Crochet. How to Soften Red Heart Super Saver Yarn. *Please note! * if you are crocheting/knitting for hospitals or preemie babies this may not be a good method. They prefer no product has been used on yarn of donated hospital items. Blanc ananas au Crochet Napperon 11 pouces par CrochetMiracles. Crochet Lace Tablecloth Round White Heirloom par CrochetMiracles. Multi-stitch Stripe Blanket.

A colorful multi-stitch, multi-stripe blanket. Finished size: 52 1⁄2 inches (133 cm) by 64 inches (162 cm) Yarn: Stylecraft Special DK. Big Crochet Tablecloth White Filet Crochet par CrochetMiracles. Afghans & Blankets. Amigurumis. Nordic Star Afghan Square. Macrame madness. Knitting...tricot. Macrame.

Crochet. Crochet patterns. Knots and weaving. Crochet Stuff. Crocheting and knitting.