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Lego robotics teaching ideas that work

Written by Ben Newsome on May 25th, 2016.      0 comments

Lego robotics captures kids attention like nothing else!

We love Lego Robotics! Also known as Lego Mindstorms, we've been using these robots for years to teach kids coding and logical reasoning in schools for years. Students intuitively understand it and can very quickly have their robot moving and sensing it's environment without the need to learn the back end code that powers it.

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Time to get programming!


5 solutions to classroom organisation & lesson planning using Trello

Written by Ben Newsome on May 22nd, 2016.      0 comments

How to get your classroom on task and organised!

These days there are so many little tasks a busy classroom teacher need to keep track that it can almost be overwhelming, especially for a new teacher on their first placement! The good news is that there are free apps that can certainly support you and their ease of use makes it breeze to get started. One of the best solutions around for getting your class organised and on track is Trello

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Getting organised using Trello


Pinterest for education: it's a hive mind of ideas!

Written by Ben Newsome on May 14th, 2016.      0 comments

How to use Pinterest to remember all of those experiments!

Ever been planning for a science lesson and for the life of you cannot remember that experiment website you needed? Pinterest is most definitely the education app for you! Established a couple of years ago, Pinterest is a free virtual cork board where you can sort and save all those science experiment procedures and background information that you need as a practicing teacher for quick access.

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Time to get pinning!


Big History - our history, our present & future discussed using science

Written by Ben Newsome on May 6th, 2016.      0 comments

If science is boring the kids, maybe the narrative is missing?

Ever sat in class and thought that the classroom texts being used just simply are uninspiring? Maybe its not that the facts presented are boring, perhaps its simply the way that they are being presented that is the issue. Big History is an attempt to mesh science & history together in a way that is compelling for students and educators alike. In this article we look at what is out there that you could be using today with your class.

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Bill Brysons A Short History of Everything
Science & History combined


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