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5 Ways to Get Girls into STEM | Edutopia

Engineering consultant and author Karen Purcell stresses the importance of capturing young girls’ interest in STEM subjects and career paths, offering five strategies to make this happen. …the lack of … Continue reading

August 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Ken Ham on the Shuttle and ISS

I’ve had the pleasure of spending some time in the company of Ken Ham, and here he gives some insights into his days as a Shuttle Pilot and Commander as … Continue reading

July 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

A Case for Finger Counting | Edutopia

A study published in Frontiers in Education suggests that this may be a mistake because finger counting seems to boost math learning when paired with number games. Read the full … Continue reading

July 11, 2018 · Leave a comment

How the Different Fields of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics & Computer Science Fit Together | Open Culture

Ask anyone who’s pursued a career in the sciences what first piqued their interest in what would become their field, and they’ll almost certainly have a story. Source: How the … Continue reading

May 4, 2018 · Leave a comment

Science in the Classroom: The Gatsby Charitable Foundation

The Gatsby Charitable Foundation is a UK-based science promotion organisation which celebrates applied STEM projects to enliven the curriculum. Here is a link to their extensive website for ideas for … Continue reading

November 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Maths teachers hit out at ‘extraordinary’ funding decision | BBC News

Teachers have hit out at an “extraordinary decision” to cease funding a key A-level maths project. Underground Mathematics had won the backing of a government commissioned review into post-16 maths in England. It … Continue reading

August 27, 2017 · 1 Comment

Core academic teachers ‘leaving profession’ | BBC News

Maths, science and language teachers in England have high rates of leaving the profession, particularly in their first five years, a study finds. About one in 10 of those teaching … Continue reading

May 22, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Periodic Table of STEAM Apps | ThingLink

April 28, 2017 · Leave a comment

STEM Project: Race for the Line

The Learning Partnership, Bloodhound SSC, BBC Micro:bit and Microsoft will be sharing a feature stand at BETT (25-28 January) this year, launching the Race for the Line model rocket car competition … Continue reading

January 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

2017 STEM Mission Discovery for school students launched by ISSET

Read more here: Mission Discovery 2017

December 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Charity launches gaming app to boost maths skills | BBC News

School maths leaves too many young people unprepared for the work and for running their lives, the charity National Numeracy says. A maths charity hopes its new mobile gaming app … Continue reading

October 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

What if there were more women in tech? | BBC News

From gender-neutral bots to period-friendly healthcare trackers, cars with more storage and clothes with bigger pockets – the world could be a very different place if there were more women … Continue reading

October 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Asian maths method offered to schools | BBC News

  Thousands of primary schools in England are to be offered the chance to follow an Asian style of teaching maths. The government is providing £41m of funding to help … Continue reading

July 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Thousands of courses to be scrapped in vocational shake-up | BBC News

Some 20,000 vocational courses are to be scrapped and replaced with 15 new qualifications for teenagers in England under new government plans. Sixteen-year-olds will have to choose between academic and … Continue reading

July 10, 2016 · 1 Comment

Numeracy rate falls among pupils in Scotland, latest figures show | BBC News

Pupils in Scotland are doing less well in maths, according to the latest Scottish government figures.Between 2013 and 2015, the proportion of P4 and S2 students performing ‘well or very … Continue reading

June 1, 2016 · 2 Comments

STEM: ISSET Mission Discovery places on offer

From the ISSET Space & STEM Facebook page: To enter, visit the ISSET Facebook page: ISSET Space & STEM For more information: Mission Discovery – Space & STEM Summer Camp

May 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Why is maths education a huge political issue in America? | BBC News

  The latest viral video purporting to show the complexity of America’s Common Core standards shows why education is an issue in a key election year. How would you teach … Continue reading

March 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

UK teacher in final for global prize | BBC News

A London maths teacher is among the top 10 finalists for a global teaching prize. Colin Hegarty, who has set up his own maths teaching website, has reached the final … Continue reading

March 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Learning Resources on YouTube

Some great learning resources on YouTube, courtesy of our friends at Educational  Technology and Mobile Learning. All the links provided below will open in a new window.   Categoryscien YouTube Channels … Continue reading

March 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

Space Summer School with ISSET

A world class opportunity for school students to join the ISSET Space Summer School in London: More details here: Mission Discovery Download their brochure here: Mission Discovery 2016.pdf  

January 29, 2016 · Leave a comment

World Class STEM at Star City

For those serious about promoting world class Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Programmes, look no further than the offerings of the International Space School Education Trust. I’ve had the pleasure … Continue reading

January 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Helping Students to Develop an Appreciation for Math | Edutopia

“I hate Math. I have never been good at it. And tell me, when am I honestly ever going to use this again?” We have to change the way students … Continue reading

December 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Developing world-beating maths teachers ‘to take a decade’ | BBC News

It will take a decade to bring maths teaching in England up to world-beating standards, say subject experts. A report from the Advisory Council on Mathematics Education (ACME) suggests teachers … Continue reading

November 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

From STEM to Space for UK Students

Congratulations to the winning team at Mission Discovery #STEM summer school at King’s College London last week. Team Icarus won with their experiment idea to test if electricity generating bacteria, … Continue reading

July 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Introducing East Asian Teaching Methods into Western Schools: is it a Good Idea?

Originally posted on IOE LONDON BLOG:
John Jerrim. About six months ago I released a paper discussing the reason for East Asian success in the OECD PISA survey of 15 year olds’ skills…

July 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

ISSET Mission Discovery in STEMtech Educator

I have had the good fortune to be involved with a number of International Space School Education Trust Missions to Kennedy and Johnson Space Centers. The really are the zenith … Continue reading

July 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Project-Based Learning in Mathematics

Stumbled on this very useful Maths website and lo and behold, a key feature is the promotion of project-based learning… Source: 21st Century Skills | GAHS-Math

June 12, 2015 · Leave a comment