At Airedale Junior School we learn:
Our curriculum for computing is broken down into 4 main areas. They are:
We cover a variety of these areas as we progress through the school.
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Famous In This Field:
Largely known as a screen star of the 1920s, Hedy Lamarr proved to be more than just a pretty face. She played a key role in the invention of spread-spectrum technology, which is a method of sending radio signals from different frequency channels.
Lamarr and her co-inventor, George Antheil, developed the technology originally to help the Navy remotely control torpedoes.
Despite the Navy not taking up this early form of technology, it was reborn in the late 1950s. Her work on spread-spectrum has played a part in many modern wireless technologies, such as Bluetooth & Wi-Fi.
After initially receiving very little recognition for her work on spread-spectrum technology, Lamarr was honoured with a special award: the Pioneer Award by the Electronic Frontier Foundation in 1997. This long overdue recognition for her scientific endeavours came just three years before her death, in 2000.
Her legacy lives on in the world of wireless technologies, and through the continued efforts of her son Anthony Loder who has made a number of films about his mother’s achievements.
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