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Ben Newsome CF – Founder & Director

Ben Newsome CF – Founder & Director

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Ben Newsome CF – Founder & Director

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Ben Newsome founded Fizzics Education in 2004 to deliver science education across Australia which now reaches 350,000 students a year with staff in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Canberra. He is a qualified science teacher, former CSIRO Education member, 2013 Churchill Fellow,  2015, 2016 & 2018 Australian Small Business Children’s Education Services Winner and receiver of several Pinnacle Awards from the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration.

Ben is on the leadership team for the International Society for Technology in Education Interactive Video Conferencing group, an Ambassador for the Association of Science Education Technicians NSW, is the secretary for the NSW Churchill Fellows Association committee and an advisory board member of the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration. In 2012 Ben co-founded the non-profit Virtual Excursions Australia which has now grown to include over 40 major cultural institutions and departmental distance education managers, where together VEA members create collaborative video conference events and share tips and tricks on best practice. In 2015 he co-founded another non-profit called the Pinnacle Education Collaborative, a network of over 30 cultural organisations in North America that deliver virtual excursions to schools, retirement homes, remand centres and more.

Ben is a regular speaker at teaching & learning conferences and presents at teacher professional development sessions for K to 12 science class delivery wherever possible. Putting together collaborative educational events with cultural organisations as well as the corporate sector is a major role these days which he thoroughly enjoys!

Ben is also the author of ‘Be Amazing! How to teach science the way primary kids love’.
You can also download his 2013 Churchill Fellowship report “Best Practice in Science Education via Video Conference” here. 

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Child protection controls in place for Zoom & other online products

Ben Newsome

Unfortunately, what you have seen in the media has been caused by people rolling out technology without careful consideration towards the impacts on child safety or a thorough knowledge of the controls that exist and the limitations of the software they are using. We look...

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7 Deadly Sins of Interactive Virtual Learning

Ben Newsome

What to avoid when setting up a virtual learning space in your home! From lighting, sound, child protection & more, there are things to consider before you start.

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Naming for online programs confusing?

Ben Newsome

For years the distance education community has struggled with the naming of 'online programs'. The reason for this is that there are so many types of online programs! We look at why this had occurred and what to do about it now and in the...

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Navigating the distance learning landscape

Ben Newsome

Given the task at hand that schools around the world face as we deal with the impact of school lockdown due to the COVID-19 crisis, we've received many calls for advice on what is out there for teachers to consider. We look at communities of...

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COVID-19; Shopping list for virtual science classes

Ben Newsome

With classes rapidly moving to online learning as the COVID-19 outbreak impacts schools, this post covers how you can help your classes have the materials on hand in the event that you need to switch to virtual classes. Find out more here!

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STEM Funding for Regional & Disadvantaged Schools

Ben Newsome

Make that school STEM project of yours a reality by applying for these grants. Perfect for regional & disadvantaged schools!

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Remembering the Curiosity Show

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From 1972 to 1990, Deanne Hutton and Rob Morrison astounded audiences across Australia with explanations of strange phenomena and curious science with memorable demonstrations using household items. There were plenty of times when I would be begging my parents to get materials together after watching...

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Ideas for teaching SDGs using STEM lessons

Ben Newsome

Teaching SDGs is a big deal and this idea has had some real momentum for schools across the globe ever since the United Nations announced the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in 2015. We look at ideas for creating STEM lessons that address the sustainable development...

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Chinese student science & technology camp in Sydney

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Science & technology camps for Chinese students visiting Sydney are awesome! Find out about a recent visit from students for a STEM camp to Australia.

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Most popular podcasts of 2019

Ben Newsome

We had some fantastic guests on the FizzicsEd podcast in 2019! From leading educators through to technologists making a real difference for kids, there was plenty learn about when it comes to STEM education this year.

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