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Podcast: Education & Tech with Craig Kemp

Written by Ben Newsome on September 3rd, 2018.      0 comments

Episode 63 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Creating vibrant classrooms with meaningful technology applications is so important! Craig Kemp has tremendous energy when it comes to supporting teachers integrating educational technology across the world. Craig is a highly sought education speaker and his blog was recently named one of the world's top 12 education blogs by the Huffington Post. For Craig it's not just about the technology, it's the "why" that really matters!

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Craig Kemp

Helping teachers across the globe!
Teaching Topics: edchat, edtech, education, podcasts , teaching
 

More useful apps for teaching science!

Written by Ben Newsome on August 15th, 2018.      0 comments

Devices at the ready!

Whether you're teaching early learners, primary-aged kids or high school students, there are plenty of science apps that can help support your classroom. Here's just some that have caught our eye this year!

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Apps for the classroom
So many science apps to choose from!

Teaching Topics: edtech, education , teaching
 

Podcast: DigitalEd & the NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service

Written by Ben Newsome on July 18th, 2018.      0 comments

Episode 59 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Bringing students into the great outdoors offers them the opportunity to enjoy and discovery unique natural environments through meaningful, quality and fun educational experiences. Listen in to hear the latest updates from the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service Education Team about how they inspire students and teachers to get outdoors and connect with nature.

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National Parks & Wildlife Service NSW logo

It's all about connecting learners to the outdoors
 

Podcast: Virtual Reality in the Classroom

Written by Ben Newsome on June 3rd, 2018.      0 comments

Episode 56 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Meet Amanda Fox, an amazing educator and expert in digital technology in the classroom. An ISTE Emerging Leader & PBS Digital Innovator, get ready with pen and paper as in this episode you'll learn from Amanda about a bunch of platforms and ideas for using virtual reality in education plus much more!

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Amanda Fox

Taking VR to new levels
Teaching Topics: edchat, edtech, education, podcasts, STEM , teaching
 

STEM Video Game Challenge + Science Talent Search!

Written by Jacqui on March 22nd, 2018.      0 comments

Looking to challenge your students this year?

Competitions and events in Victoria and nationwide! Become a mentor and help showcase your kids' awesome STEM talents! Get those registrations in for Science Talent Search and Australian STEM Video Game Challenge before closing!

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Register now!

Teaching Topics: edchat, edtech, events, gaming , teaching
 

Visit National parks using Google Street View!

Written by Ben Newsome on November 19th, 2017.      0 comments

Take a walk on the wild side!

Planning a bush walk and not too sure what to expect? Why not get trail-side using Google Street View? A couple of years ago, NSW National Parks & Wildlife partnered with Google to use the Trekker, a backpack-mounted 360-degree camera and GPS system that allowed NPWS officers to walk popular as well as more inaccessible national park trails to capture the trail as it really looks!

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Coast walk Royal National Park
Explore the great outdoors!

Teaching Topics: biology , edtech, environment, outdoors
 

Podcast: Code like a Girl

Written by Ben Newsome on November 5th, 2017.      0 comments

Episode 26 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Ally Watson co-founded Code like a Girl after experiencing first-hand the barriers women have in the male-dominated computer science and developer industry. Code like a Girl aims to change the playing field, with a strong focus on mentoring girls in coding and computational thinking in a creative environment that sparks a love of logic and leadership.

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Ally Watson from Code like a Girl
Inspiring leaders!
Teaching Topics: coding, edchat, edtech, kids , podcasts, STEM
 

How to create a student science podcast

Written by Ben Newsome on October 8th, 2017.      0 comments

Help students spread their ideas!

Podcasting also offers yet another opportunity for your students to engage with their world digitally. Armed with a microphone and a recording device, your students could be sharing their ideas and insights gained as they conduct science at your school and beyond! The content they could produce doesn't need to be groundbreaking nor something required for student assessments, it just needs to be engaging for the intended audience and motivating for your students to put together.

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Rode podcaster
Going live!
 

Educhange 2017 wrap up - Part 2!

Written by Jacqui on September 27th, 2017.      0 comments

Fizzics at Educhange 2017!

The Fizzics Education team sets up shop in the beautiful Royal Melbourne Exhibition Building today, geared up to meet people and share our passion for doing awesome science stuff! Follow our blog posts to check out the cool people we've heard from and chatted to as well as keeping up with the shenanigans we get up to at the Royal Melbourne Exhibition Building!

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Ben from Fizzics telling a group of girls and women a story
Doing awesome science stuff!

 

Educhange 2017 wrap up - Part 1!

Written by Jacqui on September 26th, 2017.      0 comments

Fizzics at Educhange 2017!

Holly and the Fizzics Education Victoria team is in Melbourne this week for Educhange 2017! Follow our blog posts to check out the cool people we've heard from and chatted to as well as keeping up with the shenanigans we get up to at the Royal Melbourne Exhibition Building!

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Edtech galore!

Teaching Topics: edchat, edtech, educhange, events
 

Podcast: Less screen time & more STEM at the Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum, Michigan

Written by Ben Newsome on August 6th, 2017.      0 comments

Episode 13 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Learning by doing is by far the best way for kids to learn skills for life. At the Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum, the Corrina Strecker and the team have created an immersive STEM environment that captures kid’s imaginations and teaches families valuable lessons in creativity, exploration and collaboration. From interactive water play through to Halloween slime sessions, Corrina and the team at Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum know how to grab a kid’s attention. Let’s get a little messy!

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Corrina Strecker from Ann Arbor Hands-on Museum
Putting the A in STEM!
 

Fizzics wins CILC Pinnacle Award three years running!

Written by Ben Newsome on August 2nd, 2017.      0 comments

Wow..three years in a row!

The team at Fizzics Education are proud again to announce that we've now been fortunate enough to pick up the coveted CILC Pinnacle Award for the third year running! This education award is given annually by the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration for virtual excursion content providers who have excelled in running distance education classes via video conferences to schools, libraries, retirement homes and more across the globe. We're very happy to be included amongst these awesome virtual excursion providers!

So, who is the CILC? Think thousands of schools, libraries, retirement homes and more connecting with subject matter experts from museums, zoos, aquariums, galleries and more in live interactive virtual excursions across the globe. There is SO much for your students to discover at CILC...

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CILC Pinnacle Award for Fizzics Education
Woohoo!

 

Podcast: Teaching STEM lessons using maritime history

Written by Ben Newsome on July 30th, 2017.      0 comments

Episode 12 of the FizzicsEd podcast

From shipwrecks & salvage to ship engines and sails, the maritime heritage of every country affords a context that students of all ages can relate to. We chat with Anne Doran, an education officer at the Australian National Maritime Museum and find out how her background as a teacher librarian and gallery attendant has helped her craft marine science lessons that grab student’s imagination. From oceanography to exhibits on the evacuation of Pompeii, Australia’s premier maritime museum is certainly an interesting place to visit… let’s dive in!

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Anne Doran from Australian National Maritime Museum
Taking students on voyage of discovery!
 

Podcast: How virtual excursions enrich classroom teaching

Written by Ben Newsome on July 23rd, 2017.      0 comments

Episode 11 of the FizzicsEd podcast

No matter what topic your class is studying, you can connect your students with experts from around the globe in museums, science centers, zoos, aquariums and more using conferencing technology. Jan Zanetis, ISTE Board Director and the Executive Director for the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration discusses how schools are using this experiences to enrich their lessons as well the how the use of video has transformed the teaching landscape via flipped learning.

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Jan Zanetis, Managing Director for CILC and ISTE Board Member
Global learning made accessible!
 

Google takes you inside the International Space Station

Written by Ben Newsome on July 22nd, 2017.      0 comments

Explore to your hearts content!

Ever wondered just what it would be like to tour the International Space Station? Well, with Google Maps you can! Google has teamed up with NASA to create a tour of all the sections of the ISS! Using your mouse or fingers you can look around each module to your hearts content, zooming on interesting technology and reading about the history, origin and the use of each module.

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Inside the ISS Cupola February 2017 Image via Google Maps
Out of this world!

 

Podcast: Teaching design thinking with Makers Empire

Written by Ben Newsome on July 17th, 2017.      0 comments

Episode 10 of the FizzicsEd podcast

When it comes to design thinking, having students create 3D objects that solve a real-world problem is pretty close to a perfect lesson. In this talk with Mandi Dimitriadis from Makers Empire we discover just how far 3D printing has come (you can even print in chocolate!) plus the critical importance of project-based learning in allowing students to explore their own creativity.

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Mandi from Makers Empire
Teaching design thinking through 3D printing
 

What is an ISTE conference actually like?

Written by Ben Newsome on July 14th, 2017.      0 comments

Discover one of the largest teaching events on the planet

Ever wanted to find out the latest and greatest technology tools, tips & tricks that'll spice up your learning space? More importantly, would you rather discover this information from educators that are actually using the technology in their classroom? Perhaps joining the next ISTE conference might be for you? Over 20,000 educators can't be wrong!

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Sign: Powerful learning starts here
It certainly does :)

Teaching Topics: coding, edchat, edtech, edutech , events , teaching
 

Minecraft: science CAN be all fun and games!

Written by Jacqui on June 20th, 2017.      0 comments

STEM education through gaming!

Want your students to learn, create and collaborate while having tonnes of fun? Let us show you how with Minecraft, one of the most popular video games ever created! Gaming is an incredibly powerful avenue for teaching, so take advantage of this versatile game and get building!

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Screenshot of minecraft, player standing on green treetop overlooking blue lake and forest and sky
A treasure trove of science teaching tools!

 

Podcast: The importance of scientific literacy & student-led project-based learning

Written by Ben Newsome on May 27th, 2017.      0 comments

Episode 2 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Meet Isabelle Kingsley, a former science teacher who now heads up the Sydney Science Festival as well as adult programming at the Museum of Applied Arts Museum in Sydney. I In this episode we talk about the importance of scientific literacy and value of allowing students to explore their learning through guided long term science projects.

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Isabelle Kingsley
Improving scientific literacy!

 
 

Robo Wunderkind: early years robotics & blocks combined

Written by Ben Newsome on April 6th, 2017.      0 comments

Building robots just got better

Delivering school STEM workshops across the country is such a rewarding job, especially when you get to hear from motivated teachers about the new edtech solutions they've come across! This week was one of these weeks where we heard about Robo Wunderkind, a combination of robotics and building blocks that's bound to grab kids attention!

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Robo Wunderkind with a Lego man on top
Cute, but with power under the hood

 
 

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