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22 mai 2010 6 22 /05 /mai /2010 22:14

Yesterday, Jordan Romero, a 13-year old Californian from

Big Bear became the youngest climber to scale Mt. Everest,

the world's highest mountain.

"Jordan Romero, 13, 'becomes youngest to scale Everest'"

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/eb/BBC.svg/200px-BBC.svg.pngread the article ^^^ on BBC news



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19 mai 2010 3 19 /05 /mai /2010 10:23


  Here's an article

studying the image young users and education professionals match with blogs... The article was written (in French) by Emilie Bouvrand and issued at pedagopsy.eu.

You'll find it here :

http://www.pdclipart.org/albums/2008_Jan_14_office/thumb_flowchart_diagramma_architetto_fra_01.pngOriginal title : "Les représentations imaginaires des blogs

chez les jeunes et chez des acteurs institutionnels"

by Emilie BOUVRAND

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18 mai 2010 2 18 /05 /mai /2010 20:47

Schoolwork... personal interest...

mere curiosity ?

Not only can you use search engines like Altavista, Yahoo, Google and many others... but you can also use online encyclopedia. Here are a few sites I've chosen for you  -all you need is click on their logos :


http://t0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:PUT8fqNfQj0hWM:http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/tr/5/5c/Britannica_logo.png              http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/meta/2/2a/Nohat-logo-nowords-bgwhite-200px.jpg   

   Encyclopedia                           Wikipedia   




http://farm1.static.flickr.com/132/337958790_ab602cb73e.jpg    the onlinesciencedictionary

         Encyclozine   (1)                        

     a science encyclopedia                                     


(1) : Picture credits : the NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

mere = simple

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17 mai 2010 1 17 /05 /mai /2010 18:20

Can you identify these women ?

 Well... I'm sure you know at least one or two of them  ;-)

 To start with, since the Cannes festival is on at the moment... watch the woman on the first video. She used to go to Cannes and is a worldwide known French actress : soooo... who is she ??

The painters who created these ones might be harder for you to find...but then, who knows ?!


Philip Scott Johnson is an American "digital artist"
from Saint Louis (Missouri). The 42-year-old director
made these videos in 2007.
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12 mai 2010 3 12 /05 /mai /2010 16:39


Chameleons are always changing their colour !

And now that the whole thing's over... though eventually they didn't prove effective enough, these campaigning videos did look both bright and funny to me. Hope you'll enjoy them as well :)

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9 mai 2010 7 09 /05 /mai /2010 20:47

Click on the British flag below

to complete the webquest you've started :



I adapted it from the webquest of 2 colleagues,

F. Davison and F. Duperray : thanks indeed to them ;o)

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9 mai 2010 7 09 /05 /mai /2010 16:24


  If you need a break... just click on the logo below : 

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/img/global/tol-logo.gifto open a 26-cartoon slideshow by Peter Brookes.

His 'Nature notes' ferociously match politicians

with animals : have fun :o)

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8 mai 2010 6 08 /05 /mai /2010 22:58

What is a "hung Parliament" ?

It is the state of the British Parliament... right now ! Professor Robert Hazell, Director of the Constitution Unit in UCL's(1) School of Political Science, explains what a hung Parliament means for the UK.

(1) : UCL = University College London
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7 mai 2010 5 07 /05 /mai /2010 19:02

Click on the ballot box to get the results :

http://www.pdclipart.org/albums/Election_Day/thumb_election_ballot_box.pngThe map below helps visualize where the various parties got their votes :


  Conservative Party

Labour Party

Liberal Democrat Party

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5 mai 2010 3 05 /05 /mai /2010 16:21

"Black music" is a documentary film

shown on ARTE channel

The documentary was released in 2008, and it depicts the history and the evolution of black music in the U.S.A.


Clicking ^^^ on the note

will get you to open the 1st part of the film. 

Though the film is commented in French, it also includes original speeches and quotes by famous black leaders, singers or groups... and a great deal of songs are performed.

'Behind' the piano...  is the 2nd part of the documentary :

thumb_whitePiano_09.png I hope you'll enjoy the musical ride too :o)

Be patient... it takes long to dowload the 2 parts of the film ;)


to depict = to portray = to describe, to show in details

a great deal of = lots of, a large quantity of (loads of)

Both films are used here for educational purposes and remain (c) ARTE

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