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1.1 Data and information

Although this course is about ICTs, the technologies you'll be learning about do not actually handle information. Instead they handle data. In everyday language the terms 'data' and 'information' are often used interchangeably, but it is important to understand the difference when you are studying ICTs.

Data is a representation of information so that it can be conveyed, manipulated or stored. Information is the meaning that people give to data in particular contexts. So da
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Just NOUNS Song
A song about just nouns- a person, place or thing.  Can you think of any nouns? Sailor, cabbage or a king.

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Virtual Maths, Shapes Space and Measure, Calc Height of Building, Angle Tool
Interactive simulation demonstrating how to calculate the height of a building
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Healthy African Cities [Audio]
Speaker(s): Dr Ama de Graft Aikins, Dr Gora Mboup, Professor Vanessa Watson | Notwithstanding improvements, urban health in Africa remains a particular challenge, with 70 per cent of urban dwellers living in informal settlements, facing multiple disease burdens. How might we move towards healthy African cities? Ama de Graft Aikins is a visiting fellow at LSE Health and senior lecturer at the Regional Institute for Population Studies, University of Ghana. Gora Mboup is a senior demographic and he
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Architect and Structural Engineer in interactive design
We are convinced that an interactive design process involving engineers and architects will create values to a project. Looking back there have been some obstacles, like a week?s time for exchange of drawings with traditional postal services; manual calculation methods, which could not be spoiled on loose grounds like architect?s sketches; different media ? architect?s drawings and engineer?s numbers in tables; attitudes and traditional roles, implemented already in education. Today most of thes
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Methodological Approach for the Integration of Material Information and Performance in the Design Co
As computational design processes have moved from representation to simulation, the focus has shifted towards advanced integration of performance as a form defining measure. Performance, though, is often assessed purely on the level of geometry and stratified between hierarchically independent layers. When looking at tension-active membrane systems, performance is integrated across multiple levels and with only the membrane material itself, defining the structural, spatial and atmospheric qualit
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Virtual Maths Shapes, Space and Measure, Levelling Survey - Rugby pitch
Interactive simulation using a level to take measurements to calculate the volume of earth to be excavated to create a flat rugby pitch.
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Virtual Maths - Numbers, 2D Triangle simulation tool
Diagram and formulas for are and volume of 2D shapes
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Rethinking British Volunteerism in 1914: A Rush to the Colours?
In this video and audio podcast Dr Catriona Pennell, Lecturer in History at the University of Exeter, discusses the British response to the outbreak of War in 1914, exposing the reaction to be much more complex than traditional images have … Continue reading
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Classroom Management--- Incentive Wristbands
This video shows how to use the editable incentive wristbands template from Twinkle and how to assemble them. Charity Preston, veteran teacher and owner of Organized Classroom Blog, shares how she uses them in the classroom. This is a quick and easy resource for the busy teacher. (4:19)
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A Question of Sport
 Nigel Mayglothling

The brand new sports centre at the University's Sutton Bonington campus is now open.

The £2.4 million centre has facilities for squash and gym as well as an impressive new sports hall.

In this podcast, Assistant Direc
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World leaders on lunch break at G20
World leaders at the G20 summit in Brisbane break for lunch, on the first official day of talks. Rough cut, no reporter narration. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe More updates and breaking news: http://smarturl.it/BreakingNews Reuters tells the world's stories like no one else. As the largest international multimedia news provider, Reuters provides coverage around the globe and across topics including business, financial, national, and international news. For over 160 years, Reu
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The Dirty Politics of Climate Change
2007 may be the year in which climate change has hit the headlines and the environment has become the political issue, but how much do we know really know about the backroom deals, lobbying and power players who influence environmental policy? Why have our political leaders been so slow to act? Which are the fossil-fuel lobby groups that still set the policy agenda? In this lecture Clive Hamilton, best-selling author of Scorcher, the Dirty Politics of Climate Change , reveals the real influences
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CVs and Letters to Employers
CV’s and Letters to Employers is one of several Futures workbooks which help students choose and prepare for their careers. Like the other workbooks in the series you can dip in and out doing the exercises which are most relevant to you. You might want to include the exercises or the output in your personal development plan or e-portfolio.
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1.4 Number lines

It is often useful in mathematics to think of numbers stretched out along the imaginary number line. The diagram below shows part of the number line.

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