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Safety first: What to watch out for when replicating experiments from the internet!

Written by Jacqui on December 13th, 2017.      0 comments

Stay safe while having fun!

Planning on ending the school year with a bang? Hoping to perfect that epic trick from a Youtube video over the holidays? Before jumping into recreating these exciting feats, here are some safety tips from us to help everyone have an awesome time over the summer break while staying safe!

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Holly from Fizzics blowing up a hydrogen balloon with a splint yellow fire ball to an audience of children
Blowing stuff up the safe way!

Teaching Topics: edchat, safety , scicomm, social media, teaching
 

Creating short Instagram videos as a student STEM challenge

Written by Ben Newsome on March 9th, 2017.      0 comments

BYOD in action...

As we all know, students love smart phones! Why not take advantage of the content creation apps available on smart phones to get students to create informative short science videos they can upload onto Instagram?
Every day in your classroom students gain new insights and in doing so create their own interpretation of how the world works, this is a fantastic opportunity for students to use their devices as a creative outlet to share their knowledge in a medium they love.

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Instagram in the science classroom
Get your devices ready!
Teaching Topics: Apps , edchat , edtech, social media, STEM, teaching
 

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!

 
 

Science memes you can teach with

Written by Ben Newsome on April 30th, 2016.      0 comments

How to use memes as a powerful way to engage students.

Who doesn't love a chuckle? When you enter most science faculty staff rooms you'll undoubtedly notice a variety of humorous education and science memes posted on the walls. Funny memes connect with people in a way that other media doesn't... so why not use these as an engagement tool in your science classroom?

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Create a meme where do I start
The value of memes in class

 
 

Classroom science blogging: document, engage & inspire!

Written by Ben Newsome on April 26th, 2016.      0 comments

Create a education blog to engage students and be proud of!

Why not have your students create a blog about their science experiments and subsequent discoveries in a safe site you control! Students love to hear from other students. They like to share stories, behind-the-scenes video, funny anecdotes and above all they love to have ownership over what they are doing in the classroom. We look at not only the benefits but also the easy steps you can take to get your students involved!

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Student using a laptop
Get students documenting!

 
 

Science in 6.5 seconds! The value of Vine for teaching

Written by Ben Newsome on March 24th, 2016.      0 comments

Vine can be valuable for teaching science!

Vine is quite an interesting social media app that has become massively popular with people wanting to see a series of extremely small videos. How extremely small you say? At the time of writing this post Vine allows videos of just over 6.5 seconds in length (!). 

So, what could you possibly do with that time frame?
We have a look at how science teachers could really be taking advantage of this nifty app... and create more engagement in science lessons to boot.

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Science in 6.5 seconds 
 
 

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