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Some people say about Marmite that you either love it or hate it. But what about Facebook?   Apparently, advertisers love Facebook. It’s a billion-dollar heaven for networkers and a marketplace for everyone who wants to cash in. Not only businesses, but politicians, government offices, schools, you name it, they are there. The fact that one person owns it all and makes all the rules does not seem to perturb anyone’s conscience and people continue using it.   However, unlike Marmite, Facebook can not make an appeal to wholesomeness for nurturing us. As a small social enterprise we decided not to...

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Creative Story Writing with Play benefits kids and their parents and carers. Children feel valued, loved and connected. Talking and listening is beneficial for adults, too, because it helps in building close relationship. These skills are important for success at school and in life.

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Lifelong learners who are bosses of their learning are not afraid to ask questions, to evaluate their learning and to take action in order to achieve their goals. Learning to learn involves a depth of personal learning than skill development alone. Teaching the skill of learning to learn may take time and effort but once people learn this skill, their progress accelerates and they are more successful.

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There are one or two outreach venues where it is not possible to access the internet with our laptops: for example, delivering an after school club in a basement. As a solution we started using a WD 4 TB Elements Portable Hard Drive and recommend it to anyone who needs to access their files and resources without Wi-Fi. Also, bring colouring books with you because everyone enjoys them.

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One of the questions investigated on a higher education or university course is: What are numbers? It is an interesting question because, if you think about it, we do not ever touch, feel, hear, see or smell numbers. Yes, we touch and see, feel, hear and smell things and may count or measure them, but that's about it! Numbers happen to be pretty mysterious things because, apart from counting or measuring, they are not met through the five senses. Students in higher education may study theories about what numbers are. There are different kinds of numbers such as rational numbers...

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