Monday, 21 November 2011

Sketchtravel


The Sketchtravel is a unique international charity art project.
This red sketchbook was passed from one artist's hand to another like an Olympic torch in an artistic relay through 12 countries over 4 and half years.
This traveling museum contains the personal visions of 71 exceptional illustrators, animators and comic book artists, including artists such as Bill Plympton, James Jean, Rebecca Dautremer, Glen Keane, Frederick Back, and Hayao Miyazaki. Initiated by illustrators Dice Tsutsumi (Japan) and Gerald Guerlais (France), the project will culminate in an auction of the original book in Brussels on October 17, 2011. Proceeds from the auction and royalties from the book's publication will be donated to the international literacy non-profit, Room to Read.

But now enjoy with this video!

SketchTravel from Curio on Vimeo.

Friday, 11 November 2011

World Wide Web celebrates 20th birthday



Dan and Alice talk about computers and explain the difference between the World Wide Web and the Internet.

This week's question:
The first website was set up 20 years ago. How many websites are there in the world today, in August 2011? Is it:
a) 6.5 billion
b) 12.8 billion
c) 19.7 billion

Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme!



Tapescript.

For more information BBC News

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Recycling


Did you know that UK households produced 30.5 million tonnes of waste in 2003/04, of which 17% was collected for recycling? This figure is still quite low compared to some of our neighbouring EU countries, some recycling over 50% of their waste. There is still a great deal of waste which could be recycled that ends up in landfill sites which is harmful to the environment.


Recycling is an excellent way of saving energy and conserving the environment. Did you know that:
• 1 recycled tin can would save enough energy to power a television for 3 hours.
• 1 recycled glass bottle would save enough energy to power a computer for 25 minutes.
• 1 recycled plastic bottle would save enough energy to power a 60-watt light bulb for 3 hours.
• 70% less energy is required to recycle paper compared with making it from raw materials.

Go on reading and discover how to care our planet.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

U.S. President's Pets





President Bush's dogs often play on the White House lawn, but did you know that he also has cows and a cat? These animals are part of a long history of U.S. presidential pets—from horses and owls to snakes and elephants.

Past Presidents brought many interesting animals to the White House, Finnegan said. The wife of John Quincy Adams, the sixth President, had silkworms. Herbert Hoover, the 31st President, had an opossum. And Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President, had a raccoon named Rebecca who walked on a leash!

Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th President, was famous for his many pets. His six kids had snakes, dogs, cats, a badger, birds, guinea pigs, and more... go on reading.

(From Kids National Geography)

And remember our post about Bo,Obama's pet.

Friday, 4 November 2011

Learning with Cartoons



In this OUP page you'll enjoy the fantastic adventures of Bagley and Spacey, these terrible detectives.
Have a nice time!

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