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    Visiting Microsoft Research in Cambridge

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    Yesterday was a great day - I’d been looking forward to it for a while, because I went to visit the Microsoft Research offices in Cambridge – our European centre for research linked to universities across the whole of Europe. The meeting (for colleagues...
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    Know thy reader - part one

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    During this year, the readership of this blog has been climbing steadily. And I've become more curious about you, the reader. In my head I have an image of the person who reads the blog, but it's about time I checked with you! Over the next few weeks...
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    Improving Information - and controlling it - Capita’s One Conference

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    Yesterday, Jason Burton and I went along to the Capita One conference in Leicestershire to talk about “Business Intelligence” and “Information Rights Management”. In real English, that means "how do we turn this mass of data into real information...
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    Fun with Pictures

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    Remember “ Fun with Statistics ”, the blog post where I noted that prisoners are given 8.5m 2 of cell space whilst school pupils are given 4m 2 of teaching space? Seems I’m not the only one who’s noticed disparities. I was catching up with the EduGeek...
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    The billion pound bet on education in Essex

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    At first I thought it was a misprint – but no, it was correct. Essex have issued their tender notice for the £1,000,000,000 (Billion pound!) contract for their Local Education Partnership ( LEP ) – which will be responsible for building and running their...
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    Innovative Schools – the “trailer” video

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    Yesterday, I wrote about the Innovative Schools videos – four schools, two hours of video, 187 pages of supporting documentation and hundreds of ideas. The question from day one of the project was “ How do we make this digestible? ”. You know the situation...
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    Innovative Schools – what do they do differently?

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    Last week, we announced the availability of the Innovative Schools video case studies . Although they were on the web earlier in the year, we weren’t ready to tell everybody about them until we’d completed all of the work on the website. But now, that...
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    Top Ten Blog Posts

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    I had a look back at my blog statistics this morning, and thought you might be interested to see the Top 10 blog posts from this blog – just in case you missed any of them Rank Date Title Link #1 June 07 Shift Happens...
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    Hello TES readers

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    Woke up early this morning. I don't get a daily newspaper delivery, and it was absolutely bucketing it down - hence no trip to the newsagent. So instead I settled down with my TES to catch up with all the latest news. And suddenly I found myself staring...
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    Office for the Web

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    I go away on holiday, and suddenly tons of things get announced. Hurrah. I should holiday more! Alongside all of the Windows announcements (the first public view of Windows 7 and the new cloud-computing platform, Windows Azure), we also previewed the...
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