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Podcast: Poetry & Science Combined

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Here's a challenge to take up - why not try combining poetry with your science programs? We chat the positive impact this has on learning and about how this can be done with Dr Sam Illingworth, a Senior Lecturer in science communication at the University of Western Australia.

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50 questions kids can investigate about the environment

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Why not pose these questions for your kids to investigate as part of their science projects. The results would make great student posters, student podcasts, student blogs or student reports! A great start to teach kids about the environment.

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STEM Mini-builds; emulating collaboration outside of school

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Traditionally we often have seen school STEM challenges as something that is usually done within a classroom or across a grade. Consider taking your STEM challenges to the next level by challenging them to work together on a shared STEM project where they can't be in the same room!

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Podcast: Chemistry education with Dr Seamus Delaney

Ben Newsome

Meet Dr Seamus Delaney, a science education lecturer and researcher from Deakin University. He has a real passion for chemistry education and for the past 15 years has been heavily involved with making chemistry accessible for students of all ages. together with the team from Deakin University, Dr Delaney is...

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What does authentic virtual learning look like?

Ben Newsome

'How can you engage my remote learners?'. Fair question! Authentic virtual learning is achieved by ensuring that participants are actively involved. In this article we explore how to identify if your virtual class is truly engaging.

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Timezones & cultural differences matter for online classes

Ben Newsome

Lately, I received a few questions about how to convert timezones for online classes. Now, it seems a straight forward thing but it's not when you start thinking about cultural differences, not just time zone differences. We look at common mistakes that happen when creating virtual classes between countries.

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Printable colouring-in worksheets!

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Fun downloadable colouring-in activities for kids whilst at home! Print these colouring worksheets to keep the kids busy. Perfect for keeping up your kids mental well being. Share with your friends!

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7 Deadly Sins of Interactive Virtual Learning

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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 future.

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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 best practice available to you.

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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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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 goals and why this can...

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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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