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    8 Cultural Differences between Native Speakers and English Learners

    Hmm. Doo-doo-doo-doo-doo. Hi. James from engVid. I’ve often said that learning language, a foreign language is great. In this case, you’re learning English, so congratulations. But a lot of students, they learn the language, and they kind of forget about the culture, like it doesn’t really matter. Being an English speaker, I was born in England, and the culture from England is very different from the culture from Canada, even though they are closely related. So if you can imagine the cultural difference between someone from, say, China and Canada, that would be fantastically different. Well, as they say, as much as we’re different, we’re the same. But in this…

  • Vicki Phillips: The Technology Wave Hits Education
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    Vicki Phillips: The Technology Wave Hits Education

    I think we’re just beginning to realize the power of technology in education actually. And isn’t it interesting that education’s sort of the last profession that technology has transformed. And I think a lot of that is because we can’t just plop down, you know, new tools into an old system and expect that to work. So a lot of where we’re seeing the Internet be the most powerful is in these blended school models where schools are starting to flip their classrooms and use the Internet and technology enabled tools. Whether that’s videos of experts talking to students or whether it’s students getting online and doing assignments in a…

  • UK Driving Test 2019: What To Expect On The Day – Learning To Drive
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    UK Driving Test 2019: What To Expect On The Day – Learning To Drive

    ** You can turn off the subtitles in settings ** Hello I’m Chris. You’ve been learning to drive and it might have taken you weeks months or even years to be ready, but the day of your driving test has finally come around. In this video we’re going to have a look at what you could expect on the day. Hopefully after watching this video, you’ll feel a little less anxious about the test. Firstly make sure that you’ve got the right date and time. It’s well worth double-checking the email confirmation that you should have received. Sometimes the DVSA have to reschedule tests, so keep up to date with…

  • Deep Learning of Representations
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    Deep Learning of Representations

    YOSHUA BENGIO: [INAUDIBLE]. Thank you [INAUDIBLE]. So I’ll talk about [INAUDIBLE]. I’ll talk about representations and learning representations. And the word deep here, I’ll explain what it means. So my goal is to contribute to building intelligent machines, also known as AI. And how do we get a machine to be smart– to take good decisions? Well, it needs knowledge. [INAUDIBLE] [? researchers ?] from the early days– ’50s, ’60s, ’70s– tried to give the knowledge to the machine– the knowledge we have exclusively. And it didn’t work quite as well as was hoped. One reason is that a lot of our knowledge is not something we can communicate verbally…

  • How this Thai educational movement empowers rural students
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    How this Thai educational movement empowers rural students

    JUDY WOODRUFF: Now: going beyond reading, writing and arithmetic to teach leadership and empathy to high school students. Fred de Sam Lazaro traveled to rural Thailand for a return visit with the man leading an effort to modernize education in that country. FRED DE SAM LAZARO: It’s not something you typically see in a Thai public school. There’s dancing, games and paper-making. And the teachers on this day were visiting students from a unique nearby high school. It’s part of a new approach the government is seeking to expand across Thailand. It’s begun with an initial 180 schools, and is based on the nonprofit 7-12 grade Mechai Bamboo School named…

  • Saving for child’s education after high school | Canada Education Savings Grant
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    Saving for child’s education after high school | Canada Education Savings Grant

    I’m Stephanie Etuangat. I’m from Pangnirtung, Nunavut, and I live in Ottawa, Ontario. I work for the Government of Canada. I’m a project services assistant and my job is to analyze the budget. I have two kids. My son Trent is 10 years old and my daughter Sarah Ray is 3 years old. Trent attends Inuuqatigiit program. That’s an after-school program that he attends twice a week. I found out about the Canada Education Savings Grant and Canada Learning Bond through mail, and I went to the bank and opened up RESPs for both my kids. The reason why I applied for Canada Education Savings Grant and Canada Learning Bond…

  • Why create cross-cultural arts experiences?
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    Why create cross-cultural arts experiences?

    Dayton contemporary dance company is a culturally diverse dance company committed to reaching the broadest audience through exceptional performance and arts integrated education City Folk educates people of all ages by presenting the best in ethnic and traditional arts celebrate diverse cultures and promotes cross-cultural understanding What do these companies have in common? artistic expression. In the twenty first century world, there are many successes challenges and failures when promoting diverse art. so why do we create cross-cultural arts experiences? Come join Dayton contemporary dance company and City Folk as they outline this topic and more at the first creative culture exchange Tuesday, February 26th at 7 pm in ArtStreet…

  • Le’Andria Johnson, Carl Thomas, Anthony Hamilton & Robert Glasper Teach You Their Singing Secrets!
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    Le’Andria Johnson, Carl Thomas, Anthony Hamilton & Robert Glasper Teach You Their Singing Secrets!

    ♪ All up in my business ♪ ♪ Trying to see what I’m getting yeah ♪ ♪You know this beat be hitting ♪ ♪ Trying to get what you missing ooh oh ♪ ♪ His love is one in a million ♪ ♪ It goes on and on and on ♪ ♪ He gives me a good feeling ♪ ♪ All day long ♪ (upbeat Soul music) – [Carl] I’m Carl Thomas. – [LeAndria] I’m LeAndria Johnson. – [Anthony] I’m Anthony Hamilton. – [Robert] And I’m Robert Glasper and today, I will be your vocal coach. – [Anthony] A great singer, what makes up a great singer? I think vocal…

  • 9 Things Your Daddy Didn’t Teach You
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    9 Things Your Daddy Didn’t Teach You

    Your daddy didn’t teach you this stuff. Now your boy’s gonna have to… Now like i have i always told you guys, Maturity or seeming to be more of a man has nothing to do with age or a status. But instead, how you care of yourself in life. Today i am gonna go over the 9 things that your dad probably didn’t teach you. , probably didn’t cover and probably didn’t think you were gonna need this stuff. If that sounds interesting, let’s hop into it. Number 1 : Control your sex drive. Having a great sex drive, it’s a great thing, it means that your testosterone is running…

  • K-Fold Cross Validation – Intro to Machine Learning
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    K-Fold Cross Validation – Intro to Machine Learning

    So Katie, you told everybody about training and test sets, and I hope people exercise it quite a bit. Is that correct?>>Yes, that’s right.>>So now I’m going to talk about something that slightly generalizes this called cross validation. And to get into cross validation, let’s first talk about problems with splitting a data set into training and testing data. Suppose this is your data. By doing what Katie told you, you now have to say what fraction of data is testing and what is training. And the dilemma you’re running into is you like to maximize both of the sets. You want to have as many data points in the…