Pi on Technobabble

UoP folks (and anyone else whose institution is a subscriber), I have requested this via BobNational.net – if you search for Technobabble, & sort by "most recent" the computing one (19/20) should be near the top of the list.
There is also a link from the article below to the iPlayer version, but that's only live for a limited period, unlike the Bob one.

Originally shared by +Raspberry Pi

Our Education Pioneer +Carrie Anne Philbin has been on telly! If you're in the UK, you can watch her talk about Raspberry Pi on CBBC's kids' show, Technobabble.



I spy… Carrie Anne on BBC Technobabble | Raspberry Pi
We were very excited to welcome children’s TV presenter Frankie Vu from CBBC’s Technobabble, a TV show for children dedicated to explaining how technology works in a fun way, to Pi Towers towards the end of 2014 to talk about how computers are often found inside lots of different appliances, …

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Handy Tips For Gender Neutral Communication

Some useful points.

Originally shared by +John Thomas

Handy Tips for Gender Neutral Communication

Here are some strategies for creating gender-neutral language and inclusiveness from +Baden Eunson.

Recast the sentence to omit the gender-specific pronoun/s.
The average student may end up spending too much of his money on software.
Becomes:
The average student may end up spending too much money on software.

Use imperative mood of verbs – in other words, give an order:
He or she can load the DVD.
Becomes:
Load the DVD.

Replace third-person pronouns with second-person pronouns:
He or she must clean up the conference room at the end of each meeting.
Becomes:
You must clean up the conference room at the end of each meeting.

Use plurals:
The modern plumber knows that he cannot neglect the paperwork if his business is to thrive.
Becomes:
Modern plumbers know that they cannot neglect the paperwork if their businesses are to thrive.

Repeat the noun:
The builder will find all the traditional lines of nails and screws, now in metric or SI. In fact, in converting from imperial measures, we have taken the opportunity to expand the product range, giving him or her more, not fewer, resources.
Becomes:
The builder will find all the traditional lines of nails and screws, now in metric or SI. In fact, in converting from imperial measures, we have taken the opportunity to expand the product range, giving the builder more, not fewer, resources.

Replace third-person pronouns with indefinite article (a, an) or definite article (the):
The manager or his assistant …
Becomes:
The manager or an assistant …

Change second-person pronouns to generic pronoun (although this can appear somewhat pompous so use sparingly):

She will need to consider her position on this.
Becomes:
One would need to consider one’s position on this.

Change a nominal to a verbal expression:
A person who has in his possession such prohibited substances will in fact have broken the law.
Becomes:
A person who possesses such prohibited substances will in fact have broken the law.



Gender-neutral communication: how to do it
By Baden Eunson, Monash University The English language is loaded in many subtle ways to reflect the dominance of male hierarchies throughout history. Who says so? Well, linguists such as Robyn Lakoff and Deborah Tannen, and feminist writers such as Dale Spender for starters.

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Tip for Google+ newbies: Different types of posts you see in your Home stream

Thanks +Anne Hole – this could be useful for many!

Originally shared by +Jaana Nyström

Tip for Google+ newbies: Different types of posts you see in your Home stream

The screenshots are from a desktop using Chrome browser.

When you see posts in your Home stream, there are several different types of posts.

Community post vs. a "normal post" shared in someone's profile

Shared on my profile:
https://plus.google.com/107742059751171695340/posts/FVfhcAV5NLt

Shared in Google+ Help community:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/107742059751171695340/posts/9WU22PsDMAz

You may see recommended posts from someone in your circles with a text on top "(name here) +1'd this post".

You can disable this feature from your own settings by choosing the Settings from the left pop-up menu:
Direct link: https://plus.google.com/settings
- and the choosing "Manage Apps and Activities"
Direct link: https://plus.google.com/apps
– again choosing "Google" from the top:
Direct link https://plus.google.com/apps/google

There's nothing you can do if the users in your circles have this setting on, bar ask them to disable the feature, uncircle them or just bear it.

What's Hot and Recommended

What you see here depends on what types of posts you and the people in your circles most interact with. Your shared interests.

If you don't like what you see here, perhaps it's time to clean up your circles… Or mute the WH stream.

Read more about "What's Hot":
http://www.gplusexpertise.com/2013/02/all-new-google-explore-whats-hot-for-you.html

Tagging

If someone from your circles gets tagged in a photo, you may see a post. You can decide who can automatically tag you in your settings.

See the screenshots below:

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In Album Different post types on Google+

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