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A-level practical endorsement using ICT – Free Fall experiments

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Many schools will have started planning their practical endorsements for their A-level students. Although there is not much new from what we have always been used to do, all exam boards have stressed the importance of practical work, particularly because

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Pluto and Charon – endless opportunities for numeracy and literacy

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With more and more data and amazing images arriving from New Horizons every day, there has never been a better time to look at the two body system Pluto-Charon and embed engaging literacy and numeracy opportunities in your science lessons

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Educational Research – why should we bother?

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This post is a couple of weeks overdue, as it is an attempt to summarise my recent visit to the ASE Conference in Reading. The title of the post might startle you a little bit, but it makes sense, because

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Never memorise something that you can look up

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  The image and quote alone are genius, just like the man who pronounced those words and this post could be terminated here, but I will add something more to put in context what inspired this blog post from the image and quote. Albert

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CollaboratEd landed in Italy

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Science on Stage 2011 The story of how CollaboratEd ended up training Italian physics teachers has its origins in Copenhagen during the 2011 Science on Stage Europe (before CollaboratEd was born) where I had the good fortune of representing Britain. In Copenhagen,

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Skimming and scanning with Rosetta

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You must have heard something in the news about the Rosetta probe and its chase of Comet 67P. News items like this one offer tremendous opportunities to develop a number of skills, but in this post I want to focus

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What could technology integration look like in your science lessons? – #ASEChat summary 14th July 2014

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It was again a pleasure to moderate #asechat last night and it was, as ever, a fast paced stream of contributions from a wide range of science educators. There were some excellent suggestions and the discussion was definitely dominated by

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Too quick to see?

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This is a lovely demonstration that Keith Gibbs did last night in Chipping Campden school. You cannot see the elastic band hitting the paper at normal speed, but when I rendered the video digitally at 1000 fps using the SLOPRO

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What does innovative science teaching look like for you? #ASEChat summary 12th May 2014

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It was again a pleasure to moderate #ASEChat as @asober tonight. The topic was “What does innovative science teaching look like for you?”. Below is a custom timeline generated from the chat and embedded in this Blog post. I really like custom timelines and if

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What routines do you use in your classroom? #ASEChat summary 10th March 2014

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It was a pleasure to moderate #ASEChat again as @asober last week. Sorry it has taken so long to upload, but I have been rather busy in the last few days. I have, as usual, generated a custom timeline from

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