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I will be posting imaginative, creative multi-media lessons using PowerPoint presentations and supported with Word based worksheets.

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I will be posting imaginative, creative multi-media lessons using PowerPoint presentations and supported with Word based worksheets.
Maths Starters - FREE Taster (PowerPoint with Answers)

Maths Starters - FREE Taster (PowerPoint with Answers)

A FREE sampler of my Maths Starters resources. There are a number of cost effective options for purchasing these resources: - a single PowerPoint (there are 6 in the series) - a bundle of 3 PowerPoints - a mega bundle of 6 PowerPoints This is part of a set of top rated, "turbo-charged" (just take a look), self-contained (what every teacher craves), stimulating (genuinely loved by students and also great for VERY high ability students) morning starters, each with a main task, plus an extension for those who solve the challenge more quickly (this should avoid the question... "I've finished... what should I do now?"). Each challenge is self-explanatory, and should take approx. 15 - 30 minutes to investigate/solve. The tasks are presented in a visually exciting PowerPoint (which I loved creating), with a logical progression of clues guiding students towards the solution. The slides are animated where appropriate to provide clearer explanations and are designed to encourage students to adopt a "mathematical brain" (no sledgehammers allowed! - a slogan my students now associate with me!). Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions, and a BIG BIG thanks for looking (as a full time practicing teacher, I KNOW how time consuming this process can be). ALL my postings are FULLY "classroom-tested" - before I publish, my lessons are tested by both myself and colleagues, rigorously evaluated and discussed, and continually updated to maximize their effectiveness. But there is always the possibility of error and room for improvement, so do please provide constructive feedback. Teacher/Author: Barrie James Search words: math, numeracy, numbers, arithmetic, starters, challenge, brain, stimulate, problem, mental, thinking, abstract
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SCRATCH - a FREE introduction

SCRATCH - a FREE introduction

There are many sites offering Scratch Projects. However, many tend to be like recipes - students almost mechanically enter code and create “delicious cakes”, without learning a lot about Scratch. My goal is to get students to create a fun project, and at the same time learn how the instructions work and fit together. I use the following approach: - break the project into manageable chunks - present “pseudo-code” for each chunk - provide the Scratch commands to implement the pseudo-code, but jumbled up In this way, students learn about pseudo-code (an important part of coding), and have to understand the Scratch instructions in order to sequence them correctly to match the pseudo-code. The lessons comprise: 1. a PowerPoint with instructions 2. a Word document with the instruction slides printed 2 to a page as a handout 3. accompanying Scratch files for teachers that match each stage of the project Lessons in the series: FREE introduction to Scratch. Moving a sprite through a maze. A question and answer type quiz. A game where students move a sight with the mouse to shoot ghosts. A Music Player with layers of menus. Simulates a toy bear with touch pads. Drawing shapes and repeating patterns. Alien spacecraft attack a base that must be defended. An Octopus must swim through walls of hungry sharks. Navigate through different worlds Bundle I-III Bundle IV-VI Bundle VII-IX Bundle I-IX ALL my postings are FULLY “classroom-tested”, and continually updated. But there is always the possibility of error and room for improvement, so please provide constructive feedback.
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Micro organisms - 1. FREE Introduction (Powerpoint, Videos,  Worksheets and Resource sheets)

Micro organisms - 1. FREE Introduction (Powerpoint, Videos, Worksheets and Resource sheets)

This is part of a series of lessons on Micro-organisms comprising: 1. Introduction to Micro-organisms - FREE 2. The Microscope & Micro organism Art 3. Bacteria 4. The Immune System 5. Viruses & Virus Art 6. Vaccines, Jenner, Small Pox & the Influenza Pandemic of 1918 7. Fungi & Fungi Art All SEVEN lessons Each download contains: - PowerPoint lessons packed with thought provoking material, and individual and class activities - accompanying videos - Word documents to support these PowerPoints Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions, and a BIG BIG thanks for looking (as a full time practicing teacher, I KNOW how time consuming this process can be). ALL my postings are FULLY "classroom-tested" - before I publish, my lessons are tested by both myself and colleagues, rigorously evaluated and discussed, and continually updated to maximize their effectiveness. But there is always the possibility of error and room for improvement, so do please provide constructive feedback. Search words: micro organisms, science, bacteria, virus, fungi, ks2, science, disease, epidemic, pandemic, illness
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Blender 3D - (3-5) creating, selecting and transforming objects

Blender 3D - (3-5) creating, selecting and transforming objects

The ever expanding Code Club first promoted Scratch, and I loved it – creating and successfully delivering a range of lessons for Junior students. Code Club is now promoting Blender – and I think I love it even more! I’ve created and delivered a series of lessons for Junior students this year, and the response was overwhelming. Students loved learning about 3D graphics and went on to produce some amazing creations of their own. While I thought it might be too advanced, students as young as 8 have grasped and loved using it. 3D GRAPHICS REALLY IS A USEFUL SKILL FOR THE DIGITAL FUTURE. The lessons assume absolutely no knowledge and build up in a gradual way Lessons 1-2 (FREE) What is Blender The Blender interface Navigating the 3D view port Lessons 3-5 Transforming objects Creating, selecting and duplicating objects Project: create a snowman Lessons 6-9 Rendering, colours and lighting Editing objects Project: create a donut Lessons 10-13 3D Text Box modelling - extruding, loop cuts, insets, bevels Project: create a Treasure Chest Lessons 14-15 Animations using Timeframes Animations using Rigid Bodies Each lesson is delivered via an animated PowerPoint with an accompanying Workbook, and follows a similar format: A short video to inspire (embedded in the PowerPoint) Explanations about any new concepts and skills A demo of what will be covered (Blender demo files included) Working together trying out these new concepts and skills (Workbook and Blender exercise files are provided) Free exploration A project bringing it all together (a finished Blender file is provided) Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions, and a BIG BIG thanks for looking (as a full time practicing teacher, I KNOW how time consuming this process can be). ALL my postings are FULLY “classroom-tested” - before I publish, my lessons are tested by both myself and colleagues, rigorously evaluated and discussed, and continually updated to maximise their effectiveness. But there is always the possibility of error and room for improvement, so do please provide constructive feedback.
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Blender 3D - lessons 1-15

Blender 3D - lessons 1-15

The ever expanding Code Club first promoted Scratch, and I loved it – creating and successfully delivering a range of lessons for Junior students. Code Club is now promoting Blender – and I think I love it even more! I’ve created and delivered a series of lessons for Junior students this year, and the response was overwhelming. Students loved learning about 3D graphics and went on to produce some amazing creations of their own. While I thought it might be too advanced, students as young as 8 have grasped and loved using it. 3D GRAPHICS REALLY IS A USEFUL SKILL FOR THE DIGITAL FUTURE. The lessons assume absolutely no knowledge and build up in a gradual way Lessons 1-2 (FREE) What is Blender The Blender interface Navigating the 3D view port Lessons 3-5 Transforming objects Creating, selecting and duplicating objects Project: create a snowman Lessons 6-9 Rendering, colours and lighting Editing objects Project: create a donut Lessons 10-13 3D Text Box modelling - extruding, loop cuts, insets, bevels Project: create a Treasure Chest Lessons 14-15 Animations using Timeframes Animations using Rigid Bodies Each lesson is delivered via an animated PowerPoint with an accompanying Workbook, and follows a similar format: A short video to inspire (embedded in the PowerPoint) Explanations about any new concepts and skills A demo of what will be covered (Blender demo files included) Working together trying out these new concepts and skills (Workbook and Blender exercise files are provided) Free exploration A project bringing it all together (a finished Blender file is provided) Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions, and a BIG BIG thanks for looking (as a full time practicing teacher, I KNOW how time consuming this process can be). ALL my postings are FULLY “classroom-tested” - before I publish, my lessons are tested by both myself and colleagues, rigorously evaluated and discussed, and continually updated to maximise their effectiveness. But there is always the possibility of error and room for improvement, so do please provide constructive feedback.
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Blender 3D - (10-13) 3D Text, modelling - extruding, loop cuts, insets, beveling

Blender 3D - (10-13) 3D Text, modelling - extruding, loop cuts, insets, beveling

The ever expanding Code Club first promoted Scratch, and I loved it – creating and successfully delivering a range of lessons for Junior students. Code Club is now promoting Blender – and I think I love it even more! I’ve created and delivered a series of lessons for Junior students this year, and the response was overwhelming. Students loved learning about 3D graphics and went on to produce some amazing creations of their own. While I thought it might be too advanced, students as young as 8 have grasped and loved using it. 3D GRAPHICS REALLY IS A USEFUL SKILL FOR THE DIGITAL FUTURE. The lessons assume absolutely no knowledge and build up in a gradual way Lessons 1-2 (FREE) What is Blender The Blender interface Navigating the 3D view port Lessons 3-5 Transforming objects Creating, selecting and duplicating objects Project: create a snowman Lessons 6-9 Rendering, colours and lighting Editing objects Project: create a donut Lessons 10-13 3D Text Box modelling - extruding, loop cuts, insets, bevels Project: create a Treasure Chest Lessons 14-15 Animations using Timeframes Animations using Rigid Bodies Each lesson is delivered via an animated PowerPoint with an accompanying Workbook, and follows a similar format: A short video to inspire (embedded in the PowerPoint) Explanations about any new concepts and skills A demo of what will be covered (Blender demo files included) Working together trying out these new concepts and skills (Workbook and Blender exercise files are provided) Free exploration A project bringing it all together (a finished Blender file is provided) Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions, and a BIG BIG thanks for looking (as a full time practicing teacher, I KNOW how time consuming this process can be). ALL my postings are FULLY “classroom-tested” - before I publish, my lessons are tested by both myself and colleagues, rigorously evaluated and discussed, and continually updated to maximise their effectiveness. But there is always the possibility of error and room for improvement, so do please provide constructive feedback.
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Blender 3D - (6-9) rendering, colours, lighting  and editing objects

Blender 3D - (6-9) rendering, colours, lighting and editing objects

The ever expanding Code Club first promoted Scratch, and I loved it – creating and successfully delivering a range of lessons for Junior students. Code Club is now promoting Blender – and I think I love it even more! I’ve created and delivered a series of lessons for Junior students this year, and the response was overwhelming. Students loved learning about 3D graphics and went on to produce some amazing creations of their own. While I thought it might be too advanced, students as young as 8 have grasped and loved using it. 3D GRAPHICS REALLY IS A USEFUL SKILL FOR THE DIGITAL FUTURE. The lessons assume absolutely no knowledge and build up in a gradual way Lessons 1-2 (FREE) What is Blender The Blender interface Navigating the 3D view port Lessons 3-5 Transforming objects Creating, selecting and duplicating objects Project: create a snowman Lessons 6-9 Rendering, colours and lighting Editing objects Project: create a donut Lessons 10-13 3D Text Box modelling - extruding, loop cuts, insets, bevels Project: create a Treasure Chest Lessons 14-15 Animations using Timeframes Animations using Rigid Bodies Each lesson is delivered via an animated PowerPoint with an accompanying Workbook, and follows a similar format: A short video to inspire (embedded in the PowerPoint) Explanations about any new concepts and skills A demo of what will be covered (Blender demo files included) Working together trying out these new concepts and skills (Workbook and Blender exercise files are provided) Free exploration A project bringing it all together (a finished Blender file is provided) Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions, and a BIG BIG thanks for looking (as a full time practicing teacher, I KNOW how time consuming this process can be). ALL my postings are FULLY “classroom-tested” - before I publish, my lessons are tested by both myself and colleagues, rigorously evaluated and discussed, and continually updated to maximise their effectiveness. But there is always the possibility of error and room for improvement, so do please provide constructive feedback.
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Blender 3D - (14-15) animating using time frames and rigid bodies

Blender 3D - (14-15) animating using time frames and rigid bodies

The ever expanding Code Club first promoted Scratch, and I loved it – creating and successfully delivering a range of lessons for Junior students. Code Club is now promoting Blender – and I think I love it even more! I’ve created and delivered a series of lessons for Junior students this year, and the response was overwhelming. Students loved learning about 3D graphics and went on to produce some amazing creations of their own. While I thought it might be too advanced, students as young as 8 have grasped and loved using it. 3D GRAPHICS REALLY IS A USEFUL SKILL FOR THE DIGITAL FUTURE. The lessons assume absolutely no knowledge and build up in a gradual way Lessons 1-2 (FREE) What is Blender The Blender interface Navigating the 3D view port Lessons 3-5 Transforming objects Creating, selecting and duplicating objects Project: create a snowman Lessons 6-9 Rendering, colours and lighting Editing objects Project: create a donut Lessons 10-13 3D Text Box modelling - extruding, loop cuts, insets, bevels Project: create a Treasure Chest Lessons 14-15 Animations using Timeframes Animations using Rigid Bodies Each lesson is delivered via an animated PowerPoint with an accompanying Workbook, and follows a similar format: A short video to inspire (embedded in the PowerPoint) Explanations about any new concepts and skills A demo of what will be covered (Blender demo files included) Working together trying out these new concepts and skills (Workbook and Blender exercise files are provided) Free exploration A project bringing it all together (a finished Blender file is provided) Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions, and a BIG BIG thanks for looking (as a full time practicing teacher, I KNOW how time consuming this process can be). ALL my postings are FULLY “classroom-tested” - before I publish, my lessons are tested by both myself and colleagues, rigorously evaluated and discussed, and continually updated to maximise their effectiveness. But there is always the possibility of error and room for improvement, so do please provide constructive feedback.
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SCRATCH IX - Worlds

SCRATCH IX - Worlds

Click here for a full listing of all my Scratch Projects In this project, students create Worlds with various challenges. As each challenge is overcome, a new one appears, leading finally to a second world opening up, full of new challenges. There are many sites offering Scratch Projects. However, many tend to be like recipes - students almost mechanically enter code and create “delicious cakes”, without learning a lot about Scratch. My goal is to get students to create a fun project, and at the same time learn how the instructions work and fit together. I use the following approach: - break the project into manageable chunks - present “pseudo-code” for each chunk - provide the Scratch commands to implement the pseudo-code, but jumbled up In this way, students learn about pseudo-code (an important part of coding), and have to understand the Scratch instructions in order to sequence them correctly to match the pseudo-code. The lessons comprise: 1. a PowerPoint with instructions 2. a Word document with the instruction slides printed 2 to a page as a handout 3. accompanying Scratch files for teachers that match each stage of the project Lessons in the series: ALL my postings are FULLY “classroom-tested”, and continually updated. But there is always the possibility of error and room for improvement, so please provide constructive feedback.
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Homophones - worksheets

Homophones - worksheets

These 6 worksheets provide practice at the common homophones: - were, wear, where, we're - to, two, too - there, their, they're Plus 2 pages of misc. exercises covering a mixture of other homophones.
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The Internet, the World Wide Web and HTML

The Internet, the World Wide Web and HTML

This is a series of 45-minute lessons designed to support the Switched On Computing unit 4, and has been written with year 4 pupils in mind, but is also very suitable for older pupils (year 5 - year 8, and beyond!!). Each lesson is presented through a fully animated, colourful and stimulating PowerPoint presentation, with clearly defined Learning Objectives and embedded videos and is fully supported with worksheets. The lesson objectives are: 1. understand what the Internet is (FREE) 2. understand how the Internet works 3. understand what the World Wide Web is 4-6. understand what a web page is, how HTML works, creating a web page using HTML, peer review and self assessment ALL my postings are FULLY "classroom-tested", and continually updated to maximize their effectiveness. But there is always the possibility of error and room for improvement, so do please provide constructive feedback.
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4-6. HTML and creating a web page - Switched on Computing, Year 4

4-6. HTML and creating a web page - Switched on Computing, Year 4

This is a series of 45-minute lessons designed to support the Switched On Computing unit 4, and has been written with year 4 pupils in mind, but is also very suitable for older pupils (year 5 - year 8, and beyond!!). Each lesson is presented through a fully animated, colourful and stimulating PowerPoint presentation, with clearly defined Learning Objectives and embedded videos and is fully supported with worksheets. The lesson objectives are: 1. understand what the Internet is (FREE) 2. understand how the Internet works 3. understand what the World Wide Web is 4-6. understand what a web page is, how HTML works, creating a web page using HTML, peer review and self assessment ALL my postings are FULLY "classroom-tested", and continually updated to maximize their effectiveness. But there is always the possibility of error and room for improvement, so do please provide constructive feedback.
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2. The Internet (part 2) - Switched on Computing, Year 4

2. The Internet (part 2) - Switched on Computing, Year 4

This is a series of 45-minute lessons designed to support the Switched On Computing unit 4, and has been written with year 4 pupils in mind, but is also very suitable for older pupils (year 5 - year 8, and beyond!!). Each lesson is presented through a fully animated, colourful and stimulating PowerPoint presentation, with clearly defined Learning Objectives and embedded videos and is fully supported with worksheets. The lesson objectives are: 1. understand what the Internet is (FREE) 2. understand how the Internet works 3. understand what the World Wide Web is 4-6. understand what a web page is, how HTML works, creating a web page using HTML, peer review and self assessment ALL my postings are FULLY "classroom-tested", and continually updated to maximize their effectiveness. But there is always the possibility of error and room for improvement, so do please provide constructive feedback.
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3. The World Wide Web - Switched on Computing, Year 4

3. The World Wide Web - Switched on Computing, Year 4

This is a series of 45-minute lessons designed to support the Switched On Computing unit 4, and has been written with year 4 pupils in mind, but is also very suitable for older pupils (year 5 - year 8, and beyond!!). Each lesson is presented through a fully animated, colourful and stimulating PowerPoint presentation, with clearly defined Learning Objectives and embedded videos and is fully supported with worksheets. The lesson objectives are: 1. understand what the Internet is (FREE) 2. understand how the Internet works 3. understand what the World Wide Web is 4-6. understand what a web page is, how HTML works, creating a web page using HTML, peer review and self assessment ALL my postings are FULLY "classroom-tested", and continually updated to maximize their effectiveness. But there is always the possibility of error and room for improvement, so do please provide constructive feedback.
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Creating a Class Wiki (Switched on Computing, Year 4)

Creating a Class Wiki (Switched on Computing, Year 4)

This is a series of 8 by 45-minute lessons designed to support the Switched On Computing unit 4.5, and has been written with year 4 pupils in mind, but is also suitable for older pupils. Each lesson is presented through a colourful and stimulating PowerPoint presentation, with clearly defined Learning Objectives and embedded videos and is accompanied with worksheets. Note - the wiki is created FREE in wikispaces.com The lesson objectives are: - understand what a Wiki is - become familiar with the web’s largest Wiki - Wikipedia - practice Google search skills - develop formatting skills - write for a target audience (your peers) - create Pages in our Wiki - develop proofreading and editing skills - peer review and self assessment ALL my postings are FULLY "classroom-tested", and continually updated to maximize their effectiveness. But there is always the possibility of error and room for improvement, so do please provide constructive feedback.
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Maths Starters Bundle - ALL 6 Powerpoints with answers ... get thinking mathematically!

Maths Starters Bundle - ALL 6 Powerpoints with answers ... get thinking mathematically!

This bundle gives you 6 PowerPoints for the price of 4 . This is part of a set of top rated, "turbo-charged" (just take a look), self-contained (what every teacher craves), stimulating (genuinely loved by students and also great for VERY high ability students) morning starters, each with a main task, plus an extension for those who solve the challenge more quickly (this should avoid the question... "I've finished... what should I do now?"). Each challenge is self-explanatory, and should take approx. 15 - 30 minutes to investigate/solve. The tasks are presented in a visually exciting PowerPoint (which I loved creating), with a logical progression of clues guiding students towards the solution. The slides are animated where appropriate to provide clearer explanations and are designed to encourage students to adopt a "mathematical brain" (no sledgehammers allowed! - a slogan my students now associate with me!). Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions, and a BIG BIG thanks for looking (as a full time practicing teacher, I KNOW how time consuming this process can be). ALL my postings are FULLY "classroom-tested" - before I publish, my lessons are tested by both myself and colleagues, rigorously evaluated and discussed, and continually updated to maximize their effectiveness. But there is always the possibility of error and room for improvement, so do please provide constructive feedback. Teacher/Author: Barrie James Search words: math, numeracy, numbers, arithmetic, starters, challenge, brain, stimulate, problem, mental, thinking, abstract
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Scratch - Design a Toy Bear (Switched on Computing, Year 4)

Scratch - Design a Toy Bear (Switched on Computing, Year 4)

This is designed to support the Switched On Computing Year 4 unit 4.2, and has been specifically written with year 4 pupils in mind. My goal is to get students to create a fun project, whilst at the same time learn how the instructions work and fit together. To this end, I use the following approach: - break the project down into manageable chunks - present students with "pseudo-code" for each chunk - provide students with the Scratch commands to implement the pseudo-code, but jumbled up In this way, students learn about pseudo-code (an important part of coding), and have to understand the Scratch instructions in order to sequence them correctly to match the pseudo-code. The lessons comprise: 1. a PowerPoint with introductory slides and the project instructions 2. a Word document with the PowerPoint instruction slides printed 2 to a page as a handout 3. accompanying Scratch project files for teachers that match the project Other lessons in this series: A FREE introduction to Scratch. Project I: A maze type project. Project II: Create a question and answer type quiz. Project III: A game where students move a sight with the mouse to shoot ghosts. Project IV: Students create a Music Player with layers of menus for different categories. Project V: Simulate a toy with touch pads. Project VI: Drawing shapes and repeating patterns. Project VII: Base Attack. Project VIII: Flappy Octopus.</> Budle of Projects I-III. Budle of Projects IV-VI. ALL my postings are FULLY "classroom-tested", and continually updated to maximize their effectiveness. But there is always the possibility of error and room for improvement, so do please provide constructive feedback.
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Grammar - a comprehensive set of worksheets

Grammar - a comprehensive set of worksheets

Grammar covered: The 8 Word Classes Nouns Pronouns Crossword - Pronouns Verbs Crossword - Irregular verbs Active and Passive verbs Verbs – “said” Adjectives Adjectives – “nice” Crossword - Adjectives Adverbs Crossword – Adjectives and Adverbs Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives and Adverbs Prepositions Crossword - Prepositions Conjunctions Determiners Phrases Clauses Phrases and Clauses (mixed) Sentences Sentence Challenge Having seen so, so many worksheets on grammar, I finally decided to create this pack - based on cherry picking the best ideas from countless text books and worksheets and adapting. It covers a range of the grammar used up to Year 6 and provides succinct definitions and plenty of varied practice for each topic. Let me know if you have any questions or suggestions, and a BIG BIG thanks for looking (as a full time practicing teacher, I KNOW how time consuming this process can be). ALL my postings are FULLY “classroom-tested” - before I publish, my lessons are tested by both myself and colleagues, rigorously evaluated and discussed, and continually updated to maximize their effectiveness. But there is always the possibility of error and room for improvement, so do please provide constructive feedback. Teacher/Author: Barrie James
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