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Anxiety: Helping Your Autistic Child to Help Themselves

Anxiety is very much part of growing up and is something that we will all face at some point in our lives. However, Autistic children can experience Anxiety more intensely and more frequently than other children. Throughout the following modules, we will consider how best to support children with Autism.

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Anxiety and autism Certificate

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#CreativeEducation,#Support,#Children,#autism,#anxiety

Using invidious

Invidious is a front end to Youtube that strips out tracking and other 'unwanted' and 'unnecessary' features that impact on user privacy. To use the invidious front end you first need the Youtube video URL for example:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Is8nZeJNiI

You need to add the latter part in this case :– watch?v=2Is8nZeJNiI to the end of the invidious url

https://invidious.xyz/

So you end up with:

https://invidious.xyz/watch?v=2Is8nZeJNiI

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#youtube,#invidious,#video,#NoTracking

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Creative Education Courses

Just making a very quick post, with a summary of recently completed Creative Education Courses.

COMPLETED

  • Navigating Frenemies, Cliques and Bants with Your Teen, Creative Education, 10/4/2021
  • Supporting Children with Friendship Issues, Creative Education,8/4/2021
  • Teaching for Students with PMLD, Creative Education, 2/4/2021
  • Spot the Warning Signs of Poor Mental Health, Creative Education, 22/3/2021
  • How to be Kinder to Yourself, Creative Education. 14/3/2021
  • Imposter syndrome: 5 tips to overcome it, Creative Education, 7/3/2021
  • De-escalation: What is it and how do I do it?, Creative Education, 28/2/2021
  • Anxiety: Supporting Teens to Support Themselves, Creative Education, 22/2/2021
  • Enable Children to Feel Safe so They Can Flourish, Creative Education, 15/2/2021
  • Make a success of remote teaching, Creative Education, 13/10/2020
  • Spot and support attachment disorder, Creative Education, 12/10/2020

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Summer School 2021

#SummerSchool is a free, online, interdisciplinary conference for the Fediverse, informally hosted by the instance Scholar Social but open to the rest of the Fedi. Its goals are to:

Details for this years event are being sorted out. In the meantime please check out the website [1] and either join the Scholar.social instance or another instance and follow.

1 Website 2 Mastodon for Scholar.social 3 @SummerSchool@scholar.social 4 Join Mastodon 5 Mastodon Uk instance

Hello! Scholar.Social is excited to host the second #SummerSchool, a free, interdisciplinary online academic conference – roughly spanning

We'll be looking for: people to help organize, moderators for the presentations, and presenters! Stay tuned for more details.

You can check out past presentations here

LibreOffice Documentation April 2021

LibreOffice 7.1

LibreOffice 7.0 / 7.x [1] documentation [2] is progressing nicely. Guides for :

Updated 12/04/2021 – Writer 7.1 guide is now available from the LibreOffice documentation page.

  • Getting Started 7.0
  • Impress 7.0
  • Calc 7.0
  • Math 7.0
  • Writer 7.1

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1 LibreOffice 2 LibreOffice Documentation 3 Free Software Foundation 4 Free Software Foundation Europe

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#YearOfTheFediverse,#LibreOffice,#Office,#Writer,#Calc,#Base,#Draw,#Math,#GettingStarted

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April Tech Jam Summary

At the South Devon Virtual tech jam, on Saturday, we had discussions on quite a wide range of topics., these included:

Computer hardware such as Chromebooks and PC's not offering a choice of Operating System (OS) and the ease of which we can install what we want (e.g. a GNU/Linux) based system on shop bou ght hardware. This can be challenging with the use of non-free firmware, for example wifi firmware. The resultant collective opinion was that it would be nice to be able to go to a shop and just buy hardware with Linux pre-installed, or not have an OS at all giving us the option to install our own OS. While we are able to do this, the barriers are higher for the average user who is non technical.

We also discussed cloud computing, one drive and what happens if you lose access to your data, MS office now being a subscription model. We then looked at Nextcloud and the technical barriers for people to set that up securely. Eventually this moved on to a discussion on running software such as zoom as snaps (container packages), as I currently run Nextcloud in a Docker instance.

A discussion on using LaTeX, the advantages and if it is better to use Overleaf, a local install or have both available. This was also related to a discussion on distance learning and studying at University level generally.

After a short break the topic turned to what happens, when there is a disaster, causing lines of communication to be damaged, so no phones, mobile signals, electrical systems damaged. One suggestion was Morse code, so we discussed that, which led on to a discussion about hardware running forth, which then led in to a discussion on moon bases and certainly long term space missions needing computer hardware which will need to last 100's of years. This could be a long, multiple generation, journey to a star system for example Proxima Centauri. It could take 100's of years to go just 4+ light years in distance, given how fast current space craft can travel.

So in all, a very varied set of topics, Really interesting.

Next jam is 8th May where there will be more of the same. See Meetup. If you sign up and follow we will send you a notification closer to the time.

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#SouthDevonTechJam,#STEM,#STEAM,#Meeting,#Chat,#Social

A Possible Planet in the Habitable zone of Alpha Centauri?

I found this, so am sharing here. Even though it will take a long time to get there, it is nice that there is possibly a planet that is habitable. Feel free to discuss on discourse.

I guess we could stop off there for resources etc.

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Fediverse developers

Note: In the interest of being open and transparent. I am making it clear, exactly where links are going to. This is INTENTIONAL and not a formatting error.

FediTips : @feditips@mstdn.social

If you're a developer, there are lots of #Fediverse platforms which you can help out on:

Other links

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Navigating Frenemies, Cliques and Bants with Your Teen

During this practical short course, Pooky will walk you through a range of simple ideas to help you to support your teen with their friendships.  None of these ideas require any existing knowledge or experience and they are all designed to feel easily doable.  You don’t have to do them all; pick one or two and see how you get on. This course is written with parents and carers of children from about the age of 11 primarily in mind, but the ideas here could easily be adapted for use by people working with young people or you could use them to deliver workshops or discussion sessions to parents or carers. This is one of a series of webinars commissioned by Resilient Rutland who are funded by the National Lottery

Frienemies Certificate

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#CreativeEducation,#Support,#Children,#Teens,#Friendship,#Issues,#Wellbeing

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