Disclosure: The product was provided free for review. It's all about tech these days, and while knowing how to use it is one thing, knowing how to program it is a whole other aspect. I admit to having a slight head start in this area, as an ex programmer, but the way I learnt to program, on a ZX81 … [Read more...] about BBC micro:bit from PiHut – a great #HomeEducation resource
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Today in the post I got a form from college - additional information for home educated students. There was a little box headed up "brief reason for home education". Brief? You want me to summarise how we came to home education briefly? There were a couple of years of research that spun off … [Read more...] about Brief reason for home education.
What *is* it that politicians think I'm doing with my children? I think I'm home educating them. Educating them otherwise than at school, as is my legal right. Well some of them. Tigerboy is too young to count, and Big is now in school, and don't get me started on that. It is a parental … [Read more...] about First it was allegations of abuse, now it's radicalisation – the dangers of home education
Generally speaking, I'd rather be blogging about hot chocolate, or bubble blowing picnics ;) but this was brought to my attention recently. From here A representative from the DfE joined the committee to discuss elective home education (EHE). Although the department does not have any immediate … [Read more...] about Contemplating the future of home education, and a call for posts celebrating educational freedoms.
Again. Oh no, it's not the first time. No, it's not me personally. It's worse than that in a way. It's yet another invidious slight against the home education community. This time at the hands of the TES (times educational supplement) who have as their cover story the article Collateral … [Read more...] about I have been accused of neglect.