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Creativity & Inspiration
Videos Cleese, Jobs, Mitra, IB
Video2 Chomsky, Gilbert &
What if Money didn't matter ?
Video3 SHOCKING! The real purpose of your life!
FLOW, The SECRET to Happiness, How I fell in love with a FISH.
Video4 How a boy became an ARTIST
Infinite Thinking MACHINE
Video5 Shane Koyczan: "To This Day" ... for the bullied and beautiful.
Ken Robinson says SCHOOL KILLS CREATIVITY
What will be OBSOLETE in 2020
Video6 Dr Eric Topol & the SMART future Health care
Why Education in Finland Works
Finland's Revolutionary Education System
Flashmob, Jane Goodall
George Lucas Visual Literacy Martin Scorsese Visual Literacy
Video9 Ramsey Musallam Curiosity Comes First
Video10 Benjamin Zander: The transformative power of classical music
Articles & Seminars
BTN - My name's Kevin and my question is, Why do we have Christmas traditions?
Great Video Take a look
Make some amazing fingerprint Christmas lights with Crafty Morning
17 Ways CHRISTMAS Is Very Different In Australia & America
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There are lots of Advent Calendars online - you can open the days from the 1st of December - I liked this Advent Calendar - a great idea for the Christmas countdown.
Also the Advent Calendar from NRich is a fabulous way to do some creative maths thinking.
Stage: 1 and 2
There are twenty-four activities, one for each day in the run-up to Christmas.
This year, the tasks focus on encouraging mathematical habits of mind: being curious, being thoughtful, being collaborative and being determined.
Stage: 3 and 4
Click on each number to find one of our favourite mathematical questions - a mixture of short and longer tasks. A challenge for each day during the run-up to Christmas. Enjoy!
What an exciting website and a fantastic way to
investigate Christmas. View the Videos of the Northern lights, a Day in the Santa Claus Village, reindeer, and
the magic of Roveniemi in Lapland.
A huge number of Videos to watch at this site.
Each day opens up a new experience that kids can explore, almost like an interactive gaming advent calendar. And if listening for the sleigh bells and reindeer hooves on your rooftop isn’t enough interaction for your kids, download the Google Santa Tracker app for them and show them pinpointed, ever-changing GPS locations for Santa’s whereabouts on Christmas Eve. Even we keep our eyes on this one on the 24th. (Free website, app also free at Google Play)
Christmas Tic Tac Toe Game - Simple but fun.
Holiday Traditions of Different Countries includes recipes and history
How Christmas Works - There are great selection of Videos and Images
Track Santa from December the 1st at Norad
Yes Virginia There is a Santa Claus The original Story
The History of Christmas Trees Jamie recommends this article about the history of Christmas trees that he really liked