I am a teacher in ICT and Design & Tech in a very small school.
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I wrote recently about the new draft National Curriculum in general, which shows a quite distinct shift from skills to knowledge, but perhaps not quite so far as understanding. Looking now at the new computing curriculum , knowledge certainly takes us in the right direction. I’m sure one of the reasons why ICT has been such a poor experience for so many (pupils and teachers) is that we’ve focussed far too much over the years on developing a set of skills, and not a knowledge of how technology works, less still an understanding of the principles of computation, digital media or information systems.
by Maria Popova A visual history of human sensemaking, from cave paintings to the world wide web. Since the dawn of recorded history, we’ve been using visual depictions to map the Earth , order the heavens , make sense of time , dissect the human body , organize the natural world , perform music , and even concretize abstract concepts like consciousness and love . 100 Diagrams That Changed the World ( UK ; public library ) by investigative journalist and documentarian Scott Christianson chronicles the history of our evolving understanding of the world through humanity’s most groundbreaking sketches, illustrations, and drawings, ranging from cave paintings to The Rosetta Stone to Moses Harris’s color wheel to Tim Berners-Lee’s flowchart for a “mesh” information management system, the original blueprint for the world wide web.
The word “obsequious” is used to describe someone who is almost pathetically eager to follow, obey, and serve. It is often used in a pejorative way, suggesting that someone has rather slavish tendencies which are obnoxious and sometimes embarrassing. Most people make an effort to avoid being obsequious, finding ways to express compliance which are more subtle and less intense than obsequiousness, although in some cultures this servile attitude is considered socially acceptable. This word is derived from the Latin ob , which means “to,” and sequi , “follow,” so the word literally means “to follow.” The term appears to have entered English around the 1300s, and it at first referred to dutiful service. The early incarnation of the word was typically used in a complimentary way, praising people who were prompt to serve.
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A Natural Science What is information? What is computation?