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More useful science apps for the classroom!

Ben Newsome

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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Creating short Instagram videos as a student STEM challenge

Ben Newsome

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...

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How to improve school communication using Slack

Ben Newsome

Be less busy; Slack's tagline says it all! Anyone who thinks that a school is easy to run most likely hasn't worked in one! It's no wonder teachers have little time to eat their lunch considering the never-ending list of demands placed on them.Thankfully there are many education apps that...

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Pokemon Go – Lesson ideas for the science classroom

Ben Newsome

An augmented reality gaming giant Well, hasn't this app exploded across the world!?! With so many kids, teens and adults using Pokemon Go surely this is an opportunity for teachers to use this highly addictive content in the classroom to engage students, especially those kids that don't readily engage with...

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5 solutions to classroom organisation & lesson planning using Trello

Ben Newsome

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...

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

Ben Newsome

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...

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Classroom science blogging: document, engage & inspire!

Ben Newsome

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...

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Science in 6.5 seconds! The value of Vine for teaching

Ben Newsome

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...

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Science Apps for the classroom; devices on the ready!

Ben Newsome

With today's technology there are so many options to enrich your student's classroom experience. One of the quickest ways to make that happen is by integrating science apps into your lessons. Listed here are a bunch of science apps that can really help students understand science in an environment that's...