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David Sheppard
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David Sheppard

Education GB
A teacher, for most of the time. Proud father.

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  • Questions 3
  • Answers 32
  • Followers 9
  • Follows 17
  • Votes given 22
  • Votes received 38
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27Oct
Should I be worried about the fingerprint payment system at my kid’s school?

faster, easier...and all increasingly harder to opt out of (without wishing to make my son stand out in a way he'd not thank me for). I've seen too ...

26Oct

In 2010 the British coalition government scrapped the unpopular identity card scheme saying their decision was due to their 'commitment to restore ...

26Oct
Should I be worried about the fingerprint payment system at my kid’s school?

Agreed, it is a good way of administering payment for meals, and can encourage healthy eating (I can see what my son orders now he's at secondary ...

14Oct
How can we improve reading habits in children?

Persistence has worked. I read a lot and my son has grown up with reading going on around him. He has always loved stories being read to him. Reading ...

12Oct
Is it possible to get Mathletics to work on the Kindle Fire?

Someone on [this](http://www.amazon.co.uk/forum/kindle?_encoding=UTF8 =Fx3IRFCNF3E5K2W =Tx3RNI6BH16M8G4) amazon forum suggests ...

07Oct

No, no and hell no. 1. Cliff's idea that Grand Theft Auto V is somehow for the kids is idiotic - it's an 18-rated game. Even if it ends up in the ...

09Sep

I don't shout at the kids and because of that my girlfriend feels that I am the more patient parent. That is bull. I don't shout because I am not ...

02Sep
Is a one-year-old capable of being naughty?

I like Magda's answer. Less reasoned, certainly less informative, my answer would have to be, no! Definitely not naughty by choice.

02Sep

Ah, a discourse about morality! The new sociology of childhood (different departure to Developmental approaches) view children as active social ...

21Aug
is anyone following scarabcoder?

Excellent. Am now following and have signed up for newsletter. I'll promote his site in my ict lessons.

21Aug
What are your summer holiday tech projects?

Thanks Paul, I think I'll give it a go as the chip is a pentium from 2006 I think and the ram is fairly low powered too. A distro for low spec ...

20Aug
What are your summer holiday tech projects?

Getting ubuntu to run a small network with an old (ex-windows server 2003) server reused for file sharing / media centre type things. Maybe use Linux ...

17Aug
Is low-tech the answer to hacking and leaks?

Not disagreeing with you Tom however I'm not sure about the 'all the trees we'd have to continue to cut down to do it' idea, server farms and being ...

17Aug

I agree with both Chris and Patrick BUT ... Text based languages are frustrating and probably unnecessary for the vast majority, in the real world ...

02Aug

Any advice for getting the most from an xbox?

01Aug

This is why I support the teaching of philosophy in primary schools. It's something which no matter how much you wikipedia it still provokes thought ...

04Jul
How can you make museums fun?

Augmented reality tech does sound good in museums, but... I think museums are _often _inspirational places, as they are. That is without the need to ...

27Jun

Like many parents, I regularly post on Facebook about the funny things my kids say or do. They’re an endless source of comedy gold and ‘Facebooking’ ...

Q: Should I be worried about the fingerprint payment system at my kid’s school?

A: Agreed, it is a good way of administering payment for meals, and can encourage healthy eating (I can see what my son orders now he's at secondary ...

3 years ago

Q: How can we improve reading habits in children?

A: Persistence has worked. I read a lot and my son has grown up with reading going on around him. He has always loved stories being read to him. Reading ...

3 years ago

Q: Is it possible to get Mathletics to work on the Kindle Fire?

A: Someone on [this](http://www.amazon.co.uk/forum/kindle?_encoding=UTF8 =Fx3IRFCNF3E5K2W =Tx3RNI6BH16M8G4) amazon forum suggests mathletics will work ...

3 years ago

Q: Is a one-year-old capable of being naughty?

A: I like Magda's answer. Less reasoned, certainly less informative, my answer would have to be, no! Definitely not naughty by choice.

3 years ago

Q: is anyone following scarabcoder?

A: Excellent. Am now following and have signed up for newsletter. I'll promote his site in my ict lessons.

3 years ago

Q: What are your summer holiday tech projects?

A: Getting ubuntu to run a small network with an old (ex-windows server 2003) server reused for file sharing / media centre type things. Maybe use Linux ...

3 years ago

Q: How can you make museums fun?

A: Augmented reality tech does sound good in museums, but... I think museums are _often _inspirational places, as they are. That is without the need to ...

3 years ago

Q: What would you do if you were Education Minister for a day?

A: Go and observe some teachers, teaching. Read [#edchat](https://twitter.com/search?q=%23edchat =typd), ...

3 years ago

Q: Is it okay to use a child’s tech to enforce a punishment?

A: In terms of children using tech to communicate. A sanction involving withdrawal of an internet connected device is more likely to end with the child ...

3 years ago

Q: Is this the end of username and passwords?

A: I thought that the open source [http://shibboleth.net/](http://shibboleth.net/) or similar would have made single sign on processes more prevalent by ...

3 years ago

Q: Do your children use keyboards or mice?

A: As a dedicated user of keyboard shortcuts - avoiding the mouse as much as possible* with anything text based - I'm perhaps too enthusiastic in my aim ...

3 years ago

Q: Which is better, Strava or Runkeeper?

A: Sorry, not a strava or runkeeper user but I really like [dailymile](http://www.dailymile.com/) for tracking my running. Good range of features I ...

3 years ago

Q: Should kids be bored?

A: I remember sitting on the floor and watched rain run down a window, bored, and sat there and sat there. It wasn't so bad, I probably ended up reading ...

3 years ago

Q: Does the way a teacher dress affect pupils learning in lessons?

A: Never more casually than the pupils, if there is a school uniform. I work in a school where, for example, boys where a shirt/tie and I would feel a ...

3 years ago

Q: Can kids beat adults at coding?

A: Yes... I remember friends at school programming in [Sinclair BASIC](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinclair_BASIC) on their [ZX ...

3 years ago

Q: How do we encourage kids to knuckle down at school?

A: To try to answer one aspect of your question...Does your son's school focus on passing the 11+ for those who elect to take it? If not then maybe you ...

3 years ago

Q: Will our kids need to be creative adults?

A: On one level or another being creative is part of the human condition isn't it? No technology has changed that, and technology has always been ...

3 years ago

Q: Should schools make having an email address for parents mandatory so that newsletters and information can be sent by email?

A: For schools, using an bulk emailing tool* to communicate, parents not accessing email present extra administrative work with paper copies having to ...

3 years ago

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