When Do Tech Companies Become Too Big?

Depending on which country you currently live in, it is the dream to start your own company and make a success of it. The more successful your company becomes the better it is, right? You are helping the economy, creating jobs, improving the infrastructure of the area and if you…

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Forced Windows 10 Update, The Next Steps.

It will soon be time for the Windows 10 Creators Update, with a raft of new things to help us. I am quite looking forward to Paint 3D and a bit more control about updates. However, what I am looking forward to is advertisements in the UI. Yes, I know…

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Who Takes the Blame for Term-Time Holidays, Schools, Local Authority, Parents or Travel Companies?

This one has been rumbling on for quite some time. Although it has now come to an end with the Supreme Court in the UK judging against Jon Platt. If anyone does not know the story, Mr Platt was fined by his local authority for taking his daughter on term-time…

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Shaming Children Doing More Harm than Good?

It has made the news again recently that an academy in the UK is using shaming tactics to promote better behaviour and academic improvement. I must see on this one that I disagree entirely that this is anyway a right approach to take as I have mentioned before I am…

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Sexual Education In Schools

I have had a few discussions recently about who is responsible for teaching sexual education, should it be the responsibility of teachers or parents? Maybe it should be a combination of both, but there are indeed a lot of discussions around the subject.  I have changed my view about this…

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Restraint Injuries At Special Need Schools What Is Going On?

It was reported at the end of last week that there were many restraint injuries reported in special needs schools according to the BBC. According to the report, there have been 773 incidents reported in the last three years according to a Freedom of Information Request based on 13,000 physical…

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Ofsted Considering The Use Of Social Media To See How Schools Are Performing

This was an interesting one that came from Ofsted palace at the end of last week. I am not too sure how I would feel about basing my school's possible need for intervention based on how many likes It has on Twitter or thumbs up on Facebook. The problem with…

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It Looks Like The Mobile Plan Is Here To Stay

It came out in the last few days that Android is the most used operating system to access the internet. So, does this mean that the king of all things operation systems, Windows is dying? Not necessarily, remember that Windows still has over 90% of the desktop market. That is…

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Teacher Training, does it prepare you for stepping into the classroom?

I am going to take a step back in time to Autumn/Fall of 2001; this is when I started to do my initial teacher training. I must say it was a gratifying experience. There was a wide range of subject covered within the course. So, I must say it was…

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Higher Rate Of Tax On Digital Goods And Services

I was having a conversation the other day, and it came up whether there should be a much higher rate of tax on digital goods and services. Now I am talking about everything here from online stores, to helplines and even automation within the workplace. If you look at the…

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Grammar Schools, Are They Better Education or Just Segregation?

There is a massive issue in the UK education system now, and that is the lifting of the ban relating to new grammar schools. As most people know who read this blog, I am an FE and Adult Education teacher so it will not directly affect me, but I do…

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