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February 26th, 2018 No comments

6 Cool Free Online Design Resources for Creative School Projects

February 22nd, 2018 No comments

6 Cool Free Online Design Resources for Creative School Projects

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1. Canva www.canva.com (Team Design)

2. PicMonkey www.picmonkey.com (Photo Editor)

3. Infogr.am infogr.am (Infogram)

4. Visualize vizualize.me  (infographic resume)

5. Inkscape inkscape.org   (vector graphics editor)

6. IM Creator  www.imcreator.com  (Website Builder)

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为什么中国新年每年都在不同的日子?

February 15th, 2018 No comments

今天2011年2月3日,是中国农历新年的第一天。也许你还记得,去年的中国新年与西方的情人节是同一天,也就是2月14日。那么,为什么中国新年每年都在不同的日子呢?要回答这个问题,我们得先看看世界上主要的三种历法

人类使用的历法可以分为三种:阳历、阴历、及阴阳合历。

阳历(solar calendar)— 阳历也叫太阳历,和地球太阳的运动有关,以地球太阳一的时间为一年。目前世界通行的格里历或者公历就是阳历。

阴历(lunar calendar)— 阴历又叫太阴历,和月亮绕地球的运动有关,与太阳的运动没有任何关系。月亮绕地球一周的时间为一个月,12个月为一年。目前伊斯兰国家使用的就是阴历。

阴阳历(lunisolar calendar)— 阴阳历是阳历与阴历结合的一种历法。一个月的长度以月球绕地球一周为准,年的长度以地球绕太阳一周为准。这就是中国人一直使用的历法,虽然人们一般把这种历法称为阴历,但实际上这是一种阴阳历。因为农民大都根据这种历法进行农业耕作,所以也称为农历。除了中国人使用的农历以外,犹太历(Hebrew calendar)也是一种阴阳历。

我们现在使用的公历是一种阳历,也就是格里历(Gregorian calendar)。一年平均长度为365.2425日。而阴历中一个月的平均长度为 29.5306 日,一年12个月就是354.3672日。这样一来,两种历法一年会相差10.8753天,三年就会差32.6259天,比一个月还长。为了让阴阳两种历法尽量接近,在阴历中采用闰月的办法。三年加一个闰月,五年加两个闰月,十九年加七个闰月。除了闰月以外,农历还要同时保证新年在冬末春初。因此,农历新年也叫做春节,而每年新年的日期在阳历中也会不同。

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2018狗年全家福

February 12th, 2018 No comments

Chinese New Year: King’s College choir releases songs in Chinese

February 7th, 2018 No comments

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King’s College: Xu Zhimo poem set to music on new album

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UBC’s International Baccalaureate Program: Have degree, will travel

February 5th, 2018 No comments

UBC’s International Baccalaureate Program: Have degree, will travel

UBC produces teachers with an international outlook—and ambitions to match

Author: Catherine McIntyre

What differentiates the IB method of teaching from the traditional public school model is vague but significant. The teaching philosophy was launched in 1968 by a group based in Geneva, Switzerland, who sought to modernize the educational system; it’s now used at 4,775 schools around the world. UBC’s faculty of education describe the approach with terms like “international-mindedness,” “inquiry-based education” and “learner profile.” Ultimately, though, the difference is that instructors teach to specific goals or learning outcomes rather than teaching prescribed assignments. That opens up countless doors to how they can guide students to understand concepts and develop skills and knowledge. It means teachers have the luxury of being creative, and the responsibility to adapt their lessons to every student.

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