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General Discussion / Re: tarsia
« Last post by Janey on March 24, 2015, 06:26:33 PM »
Once you've selected the puzzle you'd like to make you’ll need to change the settings to text and select a font (you have it in mathematician mode so it gets rid of spaces). (The default font for Tarsia is Times New Roman Italic.)
To change to text and select a font:
Style > Select "Text"
Then: Style > Define, and for "Text" select the font that you wish to use.

Hope this makes sense!
General Discussion / Re: Why Can't We Predict Earthquakes?
« Last post by Jog Jog on March 24, 2015, 01:29:56 PM »
I have a copy. 
General Discussion / Edexcel IGCSE revision booklets
« Last post by Jodi on March 23, 2015, 06:58:11 PM »
I have uploaded 'active' revision booklets for Edexcel IGCSE A1 Rivers, A3 Hazards, B4 Economic, B6 Urban and D9 Development on the TES here

Each part of the spec is covered with a short activity.

General Discussion / Urbanized Documentary
« Last post by Mark on March 23, 2015, 04:27:15 PM »

I found this last night and couldn't see it mentioned on here so thought it was worth a share.

Urbanized is a feature-length documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers. Over half the world’s population now lives in an urban area, and 75% will call a city home by 2050. But while some cities are experiencing explosive growth, others are shrinking. The challenges of balancing housing, mobility, public space, civic engagement, economic development, and environmental policy are fast becoming universal concerns. Yet much of the dialogue on these issues is disconnected from the public domain.

Who is allowed to shape our cities, and how do they do it? Unlike many other fields of design, cities aren’t created by any one specialist or expert. There are many contributors to urban change, including ordinary citizens who can have a great impact improving the cities in which they live. By exploring a diverse range of urban design projects around the world, Urbanized frames a global discussion on the future of cities.
Promotions / resourcing the new specifications
« Last post by pumpkin on March 23, 2015, 12:39:40 PM »
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Promotions / Video on wind energy - clean and green or cause for conflict?
« Last post by pumpkin on March 23, 2015, 12:12:34 PM »
Wind Energy is the world's fastest growing renewable energy type and makes a significant contribution to the UK's energy needs.  In fact across a 24 hour period in October 2014 it generated more electricity than nuclear, while on the 19th October it broke the 20 percent of total power generation mark.  But although renewable energies can be seen as "clean and green", their development can often be a cause of conflict.  Examine the pros and cons of wind energy with this free video clip from Pumpkin Interactive.

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Promotions / Re: Practical Pedagogies - Toulouse 2015
« Last post by podders on March 22, 2015, 09:17:17 PM »
The programme of events has grown spectacularly! Check out what's on offer now!

Hope to see you there.
General Discussion / Re: a 'climate graphs' query
« Last post by Chris LS on March 22, 2015, 08:54:47 PM »
Ahaaa - yes, that works exactly as I want it to now, thank you very much Jodi!
General Discussion / Re: Why Can't We Predict Earthquakes?
« Last post by podders on March 22, 2015, 08:26:21 PM »
Does anyone have a copy of this - Horizon: Why Can’t We Predict Earthquakes?

Nowhere to be found in cyberspace!

General Discussion / Re: a 'climate graphs' query
« Last post by Jodi on March 22, 2015, 07:35:30 PM »
You can do it in Excel.
Create your chart like usual.
On the chart click on the Y axis (or whichever you want to keep constant).
This will open up Chart Tools tool bar.
Click on format.
In the far left is current selection - this should have Vertical (Value)Axis showing in the drop down menu.
In current selection click format Selection.
This opens up Format Axis.
Click on Axis Opetions and change the mimimum and maximum number and make sure it is fixed (not auto).

Hope this helps!

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