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Teaching design thinking with Makers Empire

Ben Newsome

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...

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What is an ISTE conference actually like?

Ben Newsome

Discover one of the largest teaching events on the planet Ever wanted to find out the latest and greatest technology tools, tips & tricks that'll spice up your learning space? More importantly, would you rather discover this information from educators that are actually using the technology in their classroom? Perhaps...

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FizzicsEd podcast about to be released!

Ben Newsome

Hot off the press! We've been very busy chatting with nationally recognised educators and science communicators over the past couple of weeks to pull together some fantastic STEM education podcasts for you to enjoy. No matter whether you're teaching science in grade 1, running a high school lab or delivering...

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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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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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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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Science memes you can teach with

Ben Newsome

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...

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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...

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Top tips for teaching via video conference

Ben Newsome

Often as a teacher you get your training on how to use the newly installed VC system and then you're left to your own devices to work out the intricacies on how to use it. Here are some quick ways that will you to get them most out of your...

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13 quick ways to integrate technology in a primary science lesson

Ben Newsome

Integrating technology into your classroom can be a lot of fun for students. Here are 13 quick ways you introduce more technology into your classroom that are fun to do and highly rewarding for students!

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An overview of Virtual Excursions Australia in an interview with CILC

Ben Newsome

After visiting Philadelphia earlier this year for ISTE 2015, Jan Zanetis from the Centre for Interactive Learning & Collaboration in the USA interviewed me on the presentation made to CILC video conference content providers about the work being done by Virtual Excursions Australia in reaching remote learners across Australia. Here's...

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