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Computing and ICT in a Nutshell
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Supporting the teaching of Computing and Computer Science at KS3, GCSE and A level.
Supporting the teaching of Computing and Computer Science at KS3, GCSE and A level.

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I've started another new YouTube playlist - how to create a library system in Microsoft Access 

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Python has some quirky behaviours that can confuse beginners - watch out for these traps!

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Why don't matrices appear on any Computer Science course, even at A level? They're crucial to manipulating graphics, e.g. 3D rotation, and also to machine learning.

When I was at school we learnt (in Maths) about number bases and modular arithmetic in (what is now) KS3 and we did matrix arithmetic, determinants, etc., for O level. The only time I've seen matrices in school recently is in a GCSE Additional Maths paper. 

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It'll be interesting to see how social networks react - are any of them covered by UK law? 

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This is an interesting finding. I'd like to think it's because the moral superiority of tab users leads to them being more affordable. 

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File on 4 at 8pm tonight is about online grooming.

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I've heard a number of Mac users tell me that they don't get viruses, so presumably they're less security-minded. Mac users are probably better off, too, given the cost of their machines. That's the ideal combination for scammers. 

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I'm starting work on an Access playlist - any requests?

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Next time you ask for ideas for a "fun" lesson, remember that "fun is the modern world's replacement of happiness"! 

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Remind your students that laws (e.g. libel and copyright) still apply to social media posts - regardless of whether you agree with them.
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