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    OCR exam board Exam Board related posts

    If you wish to post a question or anything related to a specific exam board, eg a question about a practical from the OCR exam board, you can now add a prefix to the title when creating a new thread. To do this, just choose the exam board your thread relates to from the little dropdown menu...
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    COMMUNITY FOR ALL TECHNICIANS

    As part of our Technical Champions standards mark project that will be launched fully in the summer term, we have now launched a new community forum for ALL technicians working in schools and FE colleges in the UK. The new technical community can be found here...
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    #TECHOGNITION POSTPONED

    OUR #TECHOGNITION EVENT PLANNED FOR THE 5TH MARCH 2021 HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL THE SUMMER TERM 2021 DUE TO COVID-RELATED NATIONAL SCHOOL CLOSURES. A new date will be announced at the end of this Spring term. Please subscribe to our newsletter to receive further news on this...
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    Preproom Committee - Members Wanted

    Over the last couple of years our Committee here at preproom.org has helped us shape events such as #TECHOGNITION and given us essential feedback about projects, developments on the site and changes to our Community forums. We are about to embark on a new standards-mark project for schools and...
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    New technicians - STEM Learning online CPD next week.

    For any new technicians, this course have been shared with us by Cambridge and Peterborough Science Learning Partnership. Details are below. COST STATE-FUNDED SCHOOL OR COLLEGE Activity fee£50.00 +VAT FEE-PAYING SCHOOL OR COLLEGE (INDEPENDENT) Activity fee£75.00 +VAT Summary Join us for...
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    GROUP OWNERS - ISSUES WITH DISCUSSIONS?

    Is anyone experiencing an issue accessing Discussions forums within Groups? We need to know if this is a general issue affecting everyone as we know one member seems to be currently affected. Thanks, PrepAdmin
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    Please Read - Server Upgrade Wednesday 4th November

    Our hosting provider will be doing a upgrade on our server on Wednesday 4th November between 9-10am. For some or all of this time, the community will be offline. All being well the community will be back up and running at 10am.
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    BADGE COMPETITION WINNERS!

    So, time has come to randomly choose the 20 winners who will each receive one badge! There are 59 posts in the badge competition thread and we used the random.org random number generator to choose 20 winners, each is listed below! If your name is in the list, please DIRECT MESSAGE us ON THESE...
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    Badge Competition!

    We have recently had another batch of our popular enamel badges made so we are giving 20 away. To be in with a chance of winning one, write a short post about what you love best about being a technician ON THIS THREAD BELOW. On Friday the 16th October at 10:00 we will randomly choose 20...
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    September newsletter error

    We would like to apologise to SLS Select Education (https://www.science2education.co.uk/) for an error in our September newsletter which meant they were included in a link to a different supplier. We have removed the link and all offers from our site sponsors and registered suppliers can be...
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    NEWSLETTER POLL #3

    We wish to add an article to our September newsletter (due out on the 5th Sept) about how technicians feel about going back to school while COVID-19 is still around. Therefore please could you vote in the following poll... This is number three of THREE polls currently running. Please take...
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    NEWSLETTER POLL #2

    We wish to add an article to our September newsletter (due out on the 5th Sept) about how technicians feel about going back to school while COVID-19 is still around. Therefore please could you vote in the following poll... This is number two of THREE polls currently running. Please take part...
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    NEWSLETTER POLL #1

    We wish to add an article to our September newsletter (due out on the 5th Sept) about how technicians feel about going back to school while COVID-19 is still around. Therefore please could you vote in the following poll... This is one of THREE polls currently running. Please take part in all...
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    Please take part in this quick poll about your current working status.

    Just to gauge what our members are currently doing I thought we would run a quick poll asking what your current working status is. Thanks for taking part.
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    Check your privacy settings

    Some of you may not be aware of the privacy settings that are available on this community site. You may be revealing more information about yourself to guests and members than you would like to. Much like Facebook and other social media/forum accounts we recommend that all users customise their...
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    MAJOR UPGRADES!

    Hi all, Just to let you know we are upgrading these Community forums over the next week to a brand new version which will have new features and a new look. We will keep any downtime to a minimum but if you experience any problems accessing these forums for short periods of time over the next...
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    #TECHOGNITION 2020 is here!

    This is a reminder that our third annual #TECHOGNITION event is happening right now! #TECHOGNITION is a national celebration of technical staff in UK schools and FE colleges and our event helps showcase their amazing work and their unique skills and knowledge. This year, ALL technicians can...
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    TECHOGNITION 2020

    We are just now 5 days away from the start of our #TECHOGNITION event week! From the 2nd-6th March 2020, schools and FE colleges in the UK can once again take part in #TECHOGNITION week which celebrates the essential work that school technicians do on a daily basis. During the event...
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    #TECHOGNITION 2020

    As we get closer to our #TECHOGNITION event next month and with preparations in full swing, we would like you to help us spread the word by doing the following: Join our #TECHOGNITION mailing list. We will be emailing everyone on this list at the beginning of the event as a reminder to start...
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    Gyroscopic bicycle wheel demo

    Has anyone ever done the bicycle wheel on handles and spinny chair demo? I've been tasked with making one work and I have all the equipment but can never get enough force from the gyroscopic effect to make the person on the chair spin. There are lots of videos of it on YouTube and various...
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