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    Lecture 0: Introduction – Computing 1 – Richard Buckland UNSW

    I’ve got a series of polls to sort of get you in the frame of mind of thinking like a uni student or thinking like a computer scientist , really the first one comes from something my daughter said this morning as she was looking at the biscuits, and we had lots of those biscuits that were pink with little hundreds and thousands on them and she was marvelling at how many there were and she said: i like them so much I would like – she’s just learning big numbers – i would like twenty thousand of them i said “oh, that’s quite a lot”, she said yes “No,…

  • Is Minecraft the Ultimate Educational Tool? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios
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    Is Minecraft the Ultimate Educational Tool? | Idea Channel | PBS Digital Studios

    Here’s an idea– Minecraft is the ultimate educational tool. You guys remember Minecraft. We made this other video about it that one time where we talked about how it’s basically going to save us all. But in case you need a refresher, Minecraft is a computer game that can best be described as first person Legos with a dash of husbandry, a heaping helping of architecture, and a pinch of slay the dragon. In Survival Mode you have to gather resources and materials and fight the bad guys, some of whom are very sneaky. [HISS] In Creative Mode, you get to– ready for Nicholas Cage– go nuts. The pixelated sky…

  • Help make America talk again | Celeste Headlee | TEDxSeattle
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    Help make America talk again | Celeste Headlee | TEDxSeattle

    Translator: Marta Quirós Alarcón Reviewer: youjeong kang So I am not here to sugarcoat anything for you. I’ve been a journalist for nearly 20 years, and quite frankly I can tell you there’s no way to downplay the serious situation that we’re in as a nation. 26.4% of voters chose Clinton, 26.2% chose Trump, 42% decided not to vote at all. There are protests in cities all over the country. The number of hate crimes against Muslims has never been this high since 9/11. Nazi graffiti has shown up on buildings. A group of kids in Michigan chanted “Build the wall” while their Latino classmates wept. It’s a really serious…