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

Ben Newsome

Meet Isabelle Kingsley, a former science teacher who in 2017 headed up the Sydney Science Festival as well as adult programming at the Museum of Applied Arts Museum in Sydney. In this episode, we talk about the importance of scientific literacy and value of allowing students to explore their learning...

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Robo Wunderkind: early years robotics & blocks combined

Ben Newsome

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...

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Fizzics wins NBN major grant to build education studio

Ben Newsome

New science education about to be built! Woohoo! Fizzics Education was announced as a major grant recipient of $25K from the ‘Grow with nbnTM' program. The new funding will now allow Fizzics to create a purpose-built distance education space, complete with a chroma-key green screen, sound proofing and the ability...

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Animated science infographics we love!

Ben Newsome

Science made visual! Using science infographics in the classroom can be a quick way to get students to quickly visualise the ideas you're putting forward. Why not look further for some animated versions which grab the attention of the students and dive deeper into the detail?

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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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Top tips for 3D printing in schools

Ben Newsome

Simple things to consider when 3D printing. 3D printing offers so much for students and educators to explore design! The technology has exploded across schools as the barriers to entry have dropped; it is becoming quite common to see a 3D printer in high schools and the trend is spreading...

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The value of DIY skills for science educators

Ben Newsome

Why DIY skills are valuable in science class Being able to apply DIY skills to science education is an incredibly useful skill to have! In this post we look at how the ability to fix and create apparatus and science projects can help in a busy science education faculty.

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12 science podcasts for teachers & students

Ben Newsome

Science, straight to your phone! The explosion of podcasting in the past few years offers busy teachers an awesome opportunity to subscribe to science content that you simply don't get on most standard radio stations. Find out more about some of the best science podcasts going around!

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Ideas for using drones in science education

Ben Newsome

Bring out the drones! The advent of drones has been heralded a potential game-changer in certain industries. Quite a few readers will be well aware of Amazon's interest in creating delivery drones for their online shopping business via Amazon Prime Air, you might have even heard of Dominos Pizza Delivery...

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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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Fizzics wins CILC Pinnacle Award again!

Ben Newsome

Woohoo! Great news coming into the weekend :) We've been running science classes across the world using video conferencing technology and over the past few years we've been quite involved with delivering programs to schools in North America via the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC). As part of...

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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 ways Beebots can teach students

Ben Newsome

Coding for younger students Got to love a Beebot! They're such a well designed robotics teaching tool for young students that not only serve as an entry mechanism for more complex robotics but used correctly can be a versatile tool for teachers wanting to creatively teach classroom content.

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Lego robotics teaching ideas that work

Ben Newsome

Lego robotics captures kids attention like nothing else! We love Lego Robotics! Also known as Lego Mindstorms, we've been using these robots for years to teach kids coding and logical reasoning in schools for years. Students intuitively understand it and can very quickly have their robot moving and sensing it's...

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