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Podcast: Live at EduChange… it’s #EC17!

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

Episode 23 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Hundreds of educators & innovators converged on Melbourne’s Royal Melbourne Exhibition Building to challenge thoughts & create new ideas around how we all can support schools to extend students learning. Since the launch of EC14, Educhange has rapidly grown into the most exciting education event in Australia. Supported by the Education Changemakers and drawing upon talented innovators from the across the globe, Educhange is certainly well worth putting in your diary each year!

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Educhange 2017
Innovators & educational risk-takers unite!
Teaching Topics: edchat, education , events, podcasts, teaching
 

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!
 

Podcast: How the ASTC helps science centers shine!

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

Episode 22 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Even the best science & technology centers in the world need a support network. Ann Hernandez drops by to discuss how the Association of Science-Technology Centers helps over 600 members across 50 countries make their exhibitions even more interactive and engaging than ever for ages young and old.  

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Ann Hernandez from the ASTC
Helping science centers shine!
 

Podcast: How Refraction Media is highlighting STEM careers

Written by Ben Newsome on September 28th, 2017.      0 comments

Episode 21 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Karen Taylor-Brown drops by to share how their Careers with STEM and Careers with Code publications are helping students learn about what really is available to them once they leave high school. We also discuss ways that your students can get involved in submitting articles to science publishers and how to grab the attention of the editors.

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Karen Taylor-Brown from Refraction Media
Showcasing STEM careers
Teaching Topics: edchat, education, podcasts , scicomm, STEM, teaching
 

Podcast: Inspiring critical thinking with Living Maths

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

Episode 20 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Steve Sherman, TEDx speaker & Director of Living Maths, shares his highly student-centered approach to teaching mathematics & logical reasoning. In many ways it’s not about how integers are moved in equations, it’s about producing a learning environment that students can thrive in.

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Steve Sherman of Living Maths
Inspiring critical thinking!
 

Podcast: Establishing a bone museum in regional QLD

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

Episode 19 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Meet Deb and Jaimie Cook, two highly motivated educators who are putting together the Gympie Bone Museum Project in QLD. This is on top of running two successful STEM businesses in Dissection Connection and RockHoundZ. So much science, so little time!

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Deb and Jaimie Cook
Supporting regional QLD!
 

Podcast: The impact of the National Youth Science Forum

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

Episode 18 of the FizzicsEd podcast

We speak with two alumni from NYSF, a not-for-profit organisation that has been running STEM residential programs to encourage young people in their passion for science since 1984. This episode looks at the positive impact that this enrichment experience can have on school students and how the skills they learn are highly beneficial for early career scientists.

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Inspiring kids since1984!
Teaching Topics: edchat, education , gifted , podcasts, teaching
 

Podcast: How One Giant Leap is changing lives

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

Episode 17 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Bringing students to Space Camp USA opens up new horizons for students interested in STEM! In this episode, we talk with One Giant Leap founder Jackie Slaviero and the newly announced student ambassador Emily Rozanc about the enormous opportunities that Space Camp brings. From meeting NASA astronauts and flight directors through to training on spacecraft simulators and touring Northrup Grumman aerospace facilities, the students have a blast as they learn all things out of this world at the US Space & Rocket Center.

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One Giant Leap Australia
Expanding horizons!
 

Podcast: Live from the Innovation Games

Written by Ben Newsome on August 24th, 2017.      0 comments

Episode 16 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Time for a different sort of podcast episode! This time we bring you to the Innovation Games where the last day of National Science Week finished with a bang in the heart of Sydney Olympic Park on Sunday! 4000 members of the public were able to explore drones, virtual reality, augmented reality, wildlife displays, fossils, science toys, cognitive puzzles, indigenous science, sports science and much more...

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Innovation games logo
Some of the highlights of the science festival!
Teaching Topics: events, podcasts, scicomm, scied , STEM
 

Podcast: The Museum of Human Disease… biology teaching at its best

Written by Ben Newsome on August 20th, 2017.      0 comments

Episode 15 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Hidden in the heart of UNSW is the Museum of Human Disease, a fascinating site filled with over 3000 unique specimens for students study and for the public to check out. Recently named one of the city’s treasures by the Sydney Morning Herald, the museum is part of the school of medical sciences and provides information to the public about health, disease, human anatomy and biology. Visitors will see and learn about various infectious, genetic and lifestyle-related diseases. The Director for the Museum, Derek Williamson, takes us behind the scenes to learn more about how the museum is now educating people globally.

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Derek Williamson
Making human biology come alive!
 

Podcast: What you can discover at the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Written by Ben Newsome on August 13th, 2017.      3 comments

Episode 14 of the FizzicsEd podcast

A botanic garden is more than just a collection of pretty flowers; they’re a living laboratory used by botanists, plant pathologists, historians, geologists, students and more. In this podcast Mary Bell tells us how students can learn about our landscapes, vegetation and heritage whilst visiting one of Australia’s premier outdoor spaces. From the science of chocolate to plant collections created by Sir Joseph Banks, the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney is certainly thriving in the heart of the city.

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Mary Bell from Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Making botany rock!
 

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!
 

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!
 

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
 

Podcast: Combining science, sport & leadership with the GWS Giants

Written by Ben Newsome on July 11th, 2017.      0 comments

Episode 9 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Working with disadvantaged communities can be challenging yet incredibly rewarding. Meet Gavin Robertson, Ali Faraj and Emad Elkheir from the GWS Giants, a major football team who is not only kicking goals on the field but is also working tirelessly with schools, libraries, charities and more to unearth the biggest issues facing youth, families and the broader community in western Sydney. We discuss how the GIANTS care initiative is providing opportunities for students to discover leadership skills, goal setting and a love of learning through nutrition workshops, science shows, multicultural events and accelerator programs.

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GIANTS Care Initiative by GWS Giants
Working for western Sydney kids!
 

Podcast: How volunteering for museums opens doors & deepens knowledge

Written by Ben Newsome on July 3rd, 2017.      0 comments

Episode 8 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Getting a gig at a major science museum can be highly competitive. We chat with Karen Player, Manager for Museum Outreach at the Australian Museum, who began her museum career in 1998 when she began volunteering on the museum floor. Plus we look at what it was like as an early career science presenter and discuss her current work with the Museum in a Box program, delivering science outreach events as well as the highs & lows of teaching classes via video conferencing.

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Karen Player from Australian Museum

From volunteer to outreach extraordinaire!
 

Podcast: Talking #aussieED & WorldSTEM.co with founder Brett Salakas

Written by Ben Newsome on June 26th, 2017.      0 comments

Episode 7 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Primary teacher & #aussieED founder Brett Salakas is an inspirational educator who’s worked to create a global network of motivated people on Twitter to make educational theory into classroom practice that works. In this podcast we chat about his new work in WorldSTEM.co where his mission is simple... to bring STEM education to young people everywhere, in a way that empowers them to shape their own future.

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Brett Salakas

Making STEM connections for teachers
 

Podcast: National Indigenous Science Education Program (NISEP)

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

Episode 6 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Meet A/Prof Joanne Jamie and Dr Emma Barnes, two university biochemists from Macquarie University who have created the incredibly successful National Indigenous Science Education Program, an initiative designed to place Indigenous youth in leadership positions so they gain the confidence, motivation and skills to stay in school and consider pathways to higher education. NISEP brings together Indigenous elders, school students and educators together via a series of in-school, community and university science events and at the time of the interview incorporates 13 high schools from low socioeconomic rural, regional and metro areas and 3 universities, and annually places around 150 Indigenous students in leadership roles.

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National Indigenous Science Education Program logo: 3 hexagons in red, yellow and black shoing DNA strand, molecules and a gum leaf

Indigenous science that works
 

Podcast: Citizen science & entrepreneurial thinking in STEM

Written by Ben Newsome on June 13th, 2017.      0 comments

Episode 5 of the FizzicsEd podcast

Inspiring Australia is a federally funded Australian program that works to increase engagement and interest in the sciences through sharing ideas, events and stories created by educators, researchers, and science communicators. Jackie Randles is the Manager of Inspiring Australia NSW and is heavily involved in helping science events, regional science hubs, citizen science projects and more find an audience across NSW. A huge number of free resources are discussed in this podcast… have a pen and paper ready!

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Jackie Randles
Creating STEM links across NSW!
 
 

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