Monthly Archives October 2017

Event planning course

We have a great new course starting that’s a little bit different. DIY: Event Planning with the lovely people at Oasis Academy, Bank Leaze. Course starts in January. This course will give learners “real-life” experience of event planning – learners will be part of the events team planning the Christmas Fayre for Oasis Academy Bank Leaze. For learners to gain all the necessary event planning skills to run the Bank Leaze Christmas Fayre. To enrol, contact aisling.bennett@oasisuk.org, 07788338701 or call into Oasis Academy Bank Leaze   DIY: Event Planning
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Resources for Black History Month

During Black History Month, Historic England is launching a year-long campaign that will map a century of England’s history from a black and Asian perspective. To celebrate this fact we are uploading a variety of documents and classroom teaching materials to out tutor Drive storage area. For our tutors and partners just go to drive.communitylearningwest.net and search ‘black history’. BBC – celebrating Black & Asian life in England TES – Resources to support Black History Month Black History – Key stage 2 The Guardian – How to teach Black History month
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Emergency first aid at work course starting

New course starting in November: To equip learners with knowledge, skills and accreditation to perform emergency first aid at work or as volunteers. 9:15 – 12:30pm, 1st & 8th November This accredited course covers emergencies, wounds, CPR for adults.   Gain a certificate from Protrainings. This course is aimed at adults over 19 years who wish to gain this qualification for their CV or for work or volunteering with adults.
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Teach your computer

AI or machine intelligence is defined as the apparently intelligent behaviour of machines. As an example of how clever and also simple and stupid this can be Google has created a website which, in their own words: This experiment lets anyone explore how machine learning works, in a fun, hands-on way. You can teach a machine to using your camera, live in the browser – no coding required. You train a neural network locally on your device, without sending any images to a server. That’s how it responds so quickly to you. Watch this video to learn more: To try this out
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Google translate earbuds

Many of our learners are speak English as a second language, and we thought it might be worth mentioning an interesting demonstration given by Google, at their Pixel event, yesterday. For many people who have needed to move to the UK (or indeed, any country), possibly with little planning, they are likely to have many difficulties with cultural, and in particular, language. One of the most effective tools to help people ‘get by’ is using Google translate on a mobile phone to perform real-time translation of text and audio. Whilst only a small upgrade to this technology, the newly announced
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