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Issue 3 • Autumn 1990

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  • In control

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):4 - 5
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    The National Curriculum emphasises the integration of technologies, and computer control is no exception. It should form a part of other technology activities and this requires an open-ended approach. Such an approach is offered by the various buffer boxes on the market. View full abstract»

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  • Citizen 2000

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):6 - 7
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    The captain sat on the banks of the M25 by the Dartford Tunnel overlooking the southbound traffic as it burrowed its way underground. He observed the pained expressions of the drivers who for all their efforts to change lanes still only managed a limping speed of five miles an hour, while from the mouth of the northbound tunnel cars exploded out with drivers showing almost careless abandon after t... View full abstract»

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  • Small-scale simulation using the BBC Micro. Part 2

    Publication Year: 1990
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    This article is the second of a two-part article on a power station simulation project organised at St Leonard's RC Comprehensive School in Durham. The project started originally with a chance remark by Mike Gardiner, a civil engineer with Durham County Council Highways Department, to Dennis Harrington, the Head of Science at the school. In an effort to demonstrate a ?real-world? application of A-... View full abstract»

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  • ?Electronics in Education? and the National Curriculum: some reflections on the evolution of the past two decades

    Publication Year: 1990
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    In the past 20 years, I have been involved in pioneering developments with associated pressure lobbies to establish the place of Electronics in Technology in the education of all pupils. Over this summer break I had cause to dismantle my office at home to create an extra bedroom and with that to sort and discard large amounts of correspondence and accumulated documentation. In that process I came ... View full abstract»

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  • ?IT adds the exciting dimension of control by computer?

    Publication Year: 1990
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    So says HMI series Information Technology 5?16. With nearly four years experience this middleschool practitioner can testify to the above claim by HMIs. But educating our children needs more than ?exciting dimensions?,there must also be a reason for these developments. View full abstract»

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  • Primary problem solving getting to grips with Bigtrak and Dart

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):13 - 14
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    The work began with a group of third and fourth year juniors in their computer club. Two fourth year girls, Emily Dring and Kelly Johnson, remembered using Bigtrak in the infants school although they had not done anything like this since. They were enthusiastic to be allowed to use it again. They quickly rediscovered how to program the vehicle and wrote down directions using the notation which can... View full abstract»

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  • Parking aid

    Publication Year: 1990
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    The project in the GCSE Technology course accounts for 50% of the final mark. Because of this heavy weighting towards the project, fifth-form technology students are allocated two terms worth of lessons, during which they must design, build and test their chosen project. Ideally (though not a necessity) the project should be original, and my idea was to construct a ?parking aid?. View full abstract»

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  • Multi-frequency transmitter for radio controlled models

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):16 - 17
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    In this article, the author, a former student at Luton Sixth Form College, describes how he designed and built a multifrequency transmitter for radiocontrolled models. This was a major project for his GCE A-level Technology examination, June 1989. The project was awarded first prize of ?1000 in ?Engineering Challenge 89? for Bedfordshire Schools, and third prize in the South East of Britain region... View full abstract»

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  • Electronics Education Conference 1991, 22nd February 1991

    Publication Year: 1990
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  • An investigation into an optical mark reader

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):18 - 19
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    Examining boards and large institutes can afford to purchase optical mark readers to analyse and mark multiple-choice answer sheets, but is there a cheaper alternative to these expensive commercially produced devices? This was the problem that I decided to investigate for my Electronic Systems A-level project. View full abstract»

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  • Teaching technology

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):20 - 23
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    This material was developed in Scotland for the Standard Grade Technological Studies course. The Scottish system differs in many aspects from the National Curriculum being developed in England and Wales. The ideas outlined here are particularly relevant to the National Curriculum, and teachers will be able to develop them in context. For example in the Attainment Target, Developing and communicati... View full abstract»

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  • Systems electronics teaching equipment

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):25 - 29
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    It is hard to imagine a time when we were not surrounded by electronic and microelectronic systems. It is almost as if our society today could not cope if these electronic systems were suddenly to be removed. Over the last 10 or 20 years many teachers and educationalists have considered how a knowledge of electronic systems could be introduced into the schoolcurriculum, providing our pupils with b... View full abstract»

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  • Industry and education?partners in electronics

    Publication Year: 1990
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    Realising that electronics is a major area where developments are crucial, not just for individual companies, but for the future of Britain, the author, a headteacher of a comprehensive school near Pontypridd in South Wales, has been responsible for the development of a flourishing partnership between his school and a local electronics company. View full abstract»

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  • Electronics Now! at Savoy Place

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):32 - 34
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  • Information Technology in Context

    Publication Year: 1990
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  • Starting Design and Technology Microelectronics

    Publication Year: 1990
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Electronics Education was published by the IET in 1990.

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