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   ... to the 'Anglosphere' :o)
17 mars 2011 4 17 /03 /mars /2011 16:00


I've been noting or scribbling these Irish sayings and blessings here and there : in Ireland, or collecting others from books (sometimes magazines) and more recently from the Internet.

2-leave-Irish clover

Click on ^^^  the shamrock

Some of them are close to poems, some others are rather humourous. Actually, I cannot guarantee 100% the 'Irishness' of them all... but I do hope you'll enjoy reading them ;-)

You'll also view pictures of Irish symbols in this document : can you recognise/name them ??

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17 mars 2011 4 17 /03 /mars /2011 15:00

Some of these Irish recipes from the 'Emerald Isle' are part of Saint Patrick's Day worldwide celebrations :

                                Copy_of_shamrockMap_306X172.jpg  <<<  from the BBC website

Celebrate St Patrick's day too with Irish_stew.jpg  traditional beef stew ,

 Soda_bread.jpg  soda bread

and  Chocolate_Cheesecake.JPG  Baileys and chocolate cheesecake ... along with

twelve other St Patrick's recipes !

Yummy !  


Photos :

Irish stew : by Charles Haynes (Flickr) CC-BY-SA-2.0  soda bread : by Heather "Moria", CC-BY-SA-2.0  cheesecake : by Silar  CC-BY-NC-SA-3.0


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17 mars 2011 4 17 /03 /mars /2011 13:08

When Caroline Duggan -a music teacher from Dublin- started teaching in Bronx Bathgate Avenue the kids wondered why she "spoke like that". She explained it was because she was Irish ; she also showed them Riverdance classic Irish dances... and then one thing led to another. Eventually, the Keltic Dreams were born !

Let's see... how did it go ? Watch the New York Times' video  <<<


a CNN Report :

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16 mars 2011 3 16 /03 /mars /2011 23:28

These "top 100 book" are shown on a Guardian infographic :

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/photobylines/2011/3/14/1300105749763/Information-is-Beautiful--001.jpg"Do Top 100 Books polls and charts agree on a set of classics ? [...] the results of over 15 notable book polls, readers surveys and top 100's both popular and high-brow [books /.../] included all Pulitzer Prize winners, Desert Island Discs choices from recent years, Oprah's Bookclub list, and, of course, The Guardian's Top 100 Books of All Time." David McCandless & Miriam Quick explain.  As a result of their frequency analysis of the gathered titles, you get this "'consensus cloud visualisation" of the most mentioned books titles.

What would your Top 100 books be ?


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16 mars 2011 3 16 /03 /mars /2011 13:20


"20 ways to teach about the disaster in Japan across the curriculum" :

http://www.pdclipart.org/albums/Education/thumb_help-books-aj.svg_aj_ash_01.png(you need a free subscription to access the article)


The US Geological Survey  -or USGS-  website also displays resources and information on natural hazards (earthquakes, tsunamis, floods....) :

  US Geological Survey - hazards       <<<


The USGS illustrated glossary   <<<

 see  "tsunami" <<<   for instance.

The Weekly Reader :



"Classroom News Break" - materials for the classroom

(March 14)

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16 mars 2011 3 16 /03 /mars /2011 00:01

In Rikunzekataka city, a Junior High School has been converted into living quarters :

A youngster writes a message for his grandfather who is missing. The youth is ware there must be a great deal of people like him, and he is writing for people "to feel like him", "to keep the desire living".  Let's make his writing travel throughout the world -pass it on !


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15 mars 2011 2 15 /03 /mars /2011 18:49

Here is the transcript of the National Geographic video from the previous post :


"Marine Census complete"



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15 mars 2011 2 15 /03 /mars /2011 15:33

... is now complete !

Watch the video and answer the quiz  :
    The Marine Life Census is over !
1) According to the video beginning, man's life is strongly connected to...
- The Census of Marine Life -

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14 mars 2011 1 14 /03 /mars /2011 12:44

   Some time before the Academy Awards,

   webtrends  illustrated  the  buzz on the

   possible  winners on  this  striking  info-



   <<< click on the illustration to get the full-size



   Today you know  2011 Awards winners :

   compare the buzz  forecasts with the

   actual results :


  which was the most realistic forecast ?


  Which one was the least successful ??


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13 mars 2011 7 13 /03 /mars /2011 15:17

Kidon Media-Link is a website gathering myriads of links

There, you can get thousands of media and news sources  -from almost any country in the world-  which allow you to access magazines, newspapers, TV or radio programmes.

Have a try !

http://www.kidon.com/media-link/_gfx/kidonmedialink.gif  <<<

Every country displays its own page and -excepted for the U.S.A.-  the navigation to the different countries is routed via their continent.

Each media (name/title) bears an acronym or symbol which indicates the category of the media to which it belongs :

 AG = news agency

   IN = Internet only

 MG = magazine

  NP = newspaper

  RD =  radio

 TT = teletext

 TV = television

  W = weekly

  M = monthly, etc

    xx = language according

              to ISO-639

 PDF = Acrobat  PDF

 PDF = on-line audio

 PDF = on-line video


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