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*NEW* Reading Group for STAFF

Posted by LibeRaCe on October 5, 2012

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Do you recognize these famous quotes?

“Curiouser and curiouser!”

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times ……”

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a fortune must be in want of a wife. ”

Heathcliff!  Cathy!”

“My dear, I don’t give a damn!”


“He thought that orcs, unlike human beings, were simple and uncomplicated creatures” 

If you do – you need to join a reading group!
If you don’t – you definitely need to join a reading group!
Join the Book Buddies!  

This  fun, friendly  staff reading group will first meet after Ocober half term.   Come and talk about books you like …  or even books you don’t like!
Contact Zoe Pinder the Bookmeister by Friday 19th October to express interest.
This reading group comes to you courtesy of the Library at Rhos Campus ……
See you there!


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Posted by LibeRaCe on July 31, 2012

Med Kharbach has compiled this excellent post of free digital tools that includes the following:

Audio Editing                                           Image

Video Tools

Blogs and Wikies

Social Bookmarking

Photo Editing Tools


Internet Safety

Plagiarism Detector

Copyright Issues 

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STEM elibrary

Posted by LibeRaCe on April 5, 2012

The elibrary of the UK National STEM Centre offers support for teachers of science, technology, engineering and medicine.

The elibrary holds an invaluable collection of online resources on STEM subjects and a community area where teachers can make their own resource lists and review material.

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Anti-Bullying Week at Coleg Llandrillo

Posted by LibeRaCe on November 17, 2010


This week is Anti-Bullying Week nationwide – how are you involved?

Coleg Llandrillo ILS and IT@B students will be selling BeatBullying wristbands in the heartspace today – get yours to support the cause. You can also get them at the Student Union shop on campus.

 Beat BullyingUK has started their Big March campaign – join up to spead the word and get access to some great resources

 Cybermentors is a online support forum when young people can support others who are the victims of bullying


 Don’t forget – the College Student Welfare team have specially trained mentors to help you if you are being bullied and also with any other concerns and challenges you might face during your time here.

**You can get more information on E-Safety and Fighting Cyberbullying on the College Moodle pages**

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Skills Cymru – 16th-18th September

Posted by LibeRaCe on September 10, 2010


Skillscymru, which takes place at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, will mark the start of a year-long programme of events and activities taking place across the UK in the run up to WorldSkills London 2011. It is being hosted by the Welsh Assembly Government, which is also a Partner of WorldSkills London 2011, as part of its commitment to raise skills levels throughout Wales. Simon Bartley, chief executive of UK Skills, talks in more detail about the event here. SkillsCymru will also have a huge selection of interactive learning experiences for visitors and a fantastic group of inspirational speakers.

The World Skills competition itself takes place on the 5th-8th October 2011 in London.  Their interactive website is already live. Click on the scrolling skills list to access videos and links to career information. You can choose your national flag and get up dates on that country’s competitors. Check in with the site regularly to watch the ‘Focus On’ series of videos about specific career choices.

Students from Coleg Llandrillo have a fantastic reputation for achieving awards at the UK Skills and World Skills events. Talk to your tutor about how to get involved.



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Science Stage

Posted by LibeRaCe on February 23, 2010

Science Stage is a social network site for researchers and teachers, containing videos, podcasts, papers and lots of ways to interact using bulletin boards and virtual conference rooms.

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Bullying UK

Posted by LibeRaCe on November 30, 2009

Bullying UK is the new name for the award-winning charity Bullying Online which was founded in 1999 by journalist Liz Carnell from Harrogate and her son John, as a direct result of their experience of dealing with school bullying, which included taking successful legal action against an education authority.

This is an extensive website that covers all forms of bullying and has access to support and advice.

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So you think you can spell?

Posted by LibeRaCe on October 26, 2009

spelling bee

Spelling Bee is a highly addictive, but very useful, spelling game hosted on the Visual Thesaurus website. The thesaurus itself is a subscription service, but the spelling game is free to use. You’ll need headphones, then click on the Start button to hear the first word then type in your best guess. You’ll also get a definition and example of how the word is used.

spelling bee page

If you’re correct the word will turn green, if not you get three more goes before you can surrender! Points are scored for the number of correct guesses and the number of times you need a hint. You can click on the ‘Play Word’ button at any time. If you are a thesaurus subscriber you can create your own spelling contest or try contest based on other peoples saved favourites. Let the games commence!

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LSE Library

Posted by LibeRaCe on October 12, 2009

The latest government and international research publications:


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Posted by LibeRaCe on October 7, 2009

Videojug contains thousands of videos, articles and answers to thousands of questions. You can contribute,take part and ask questions. The videos are divided into categories like sports and outdoors, health and wellbeing, love and dating so, you can find videos on how to avoid trapping your partner’s arm while cuddling them in bed (honest),  to how to escape an armbar in mixed martial arts. vdj

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