Monday, 13 January 2014

New Years Resolutions: Learn Something New

This is the ninth post in this series of ten posts that I am doing to cover the most common New Year Resolutions, this post will give you links to various websites to help expand your knowledge. Our school moto was 'learning is for life' and it is so true. You never stop learning but as time goes on I think practical, useful knowledge, becomes more necessary to learn. So why not try the links below and see where learning takes you.

Memrise - Completely free website and app that teach you foreign languages as well as a plethora of other subjects. It's all set up in a game style environment so learning feels less taxing. I'm using it to learn French.
10 Basic Things To Cook (The Guardian) - These 10 recipes will help you to get a handle on cooking so at least you can feed yourself.
MonkeySee - Probably one of the most complete guides to do just about anything. From science to beauty and fashion, it really is worth having a look.
TED lectures - Expand your knowledge on a variety of subjects with lectures given by the top minds of their field. I like to listen to these when I'm doing housework or if I'm researching a topic for a project.

Youtube EDU - Youtube is so much more than cat videos and a guy ramming eggs into an Xbox. It is a hub of educational resources which is not just limited to TED. - Combines DIY and craft with practical knowledge.
St. John's Ambulance - Learn to deal with basic medical ailments with understandable advice.
Channel 4 Food - This has instructional videos to teach you how to cook pretty much anything and will really take you from basic cooking right through to dinner party style.
Learn Something New Everyday - Available as a free app and presents facts with stunning and hilarious pictures.

hackaday - This is a great one if you like messing around with technical deelybobs and circuit boards.
iTunes U - Online academic courses for just about everything
Scitable - Online science Library.
Show Me Do - Learn computer programming and even basic computing skills. Prefect if you are thinking about retraining into another job.
British Sign Language - Sign language is amazing, it allows you to communicate with people who'd not usually be able to talk.

DIY Network - Home improvement ideas and how-tos, shows you how to plumb in a toilet which is no mean feat.
BBC Languages - It's the BBC so you'll probably be used to the teaching style, all our lessons pretty much used the BBC programmes and a large yellow text book
Khan Academy - Learn mathematics, science and economics. Very easy to follow information which is helpful!
First Aid - The Red Cross provide a number of different videos which could potentially help you to save a life. Personally I don't know why they don't teach first aid in school. Being able to save lives is preeeeeety important, even Sherlock needs it. "Just be yourself. But if you can be John Watson, be him instead", so why become one step closer to being Dr. John Watson.

I am obsessed with Sherlock, how am I going to cope :(

Let me know what you'd like to learn in the comments below or on twitter or facebook. To see all posts in this series click here

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