Tag: Skills

STEM+ Clubs in Malaysia

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We were very pleased to complete Phase 3 of the STEM+ Clubs programme for the Ministry of Education in Malaysia under the Newton STEM Fund managed by the British Council. The participating teachers and the students we worked with were

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New mathematical requirements in GCSE Science

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We have been looking at the mathematical requirements for the new GCSE Science exams from September 2016, so we thought we’d share the mind map below we created to make sense of these requirements. The magnet, microscope and conical flask icons

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Innovation Clubs in Malaysia

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In the last six months we were very privileged to work with British Council Malaysia and some great educators at SMK Tengku Ampuan Rahimah Klang school on the development of an Innovation Clubs resource pack for secondary schools in Malaysia.

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Developing numeracy every day through group work

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I was reading this great Blog post by @MiddleWeb this morning about effective group work and the first idea at the top immediately made me think of a really effective way that this could be used to develop numeracy whenever

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Numerical Reasoning Loyalty Cards

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Last Thursday I was in the least technology based TeachMeet I have ever attended, #TMBristol. I was very surprised to discover the low tech theme, since @ICTEvangelist was one of the organisers, but I am glad he went for that,

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Paired Reading with Puppet Pals

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If you are a teacher and you own an iPad you will have heard of a great app called Puppet Pals, especially if you teach in Primary School. One fun way I used Puppet Pals was with my four boys, 2,

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Impact Calculator – A great simulator

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I was at TeachMeet Cardiff last night and among other great presentations Paul Roche showed a great simulator he developed with his team called Impact Calculator. What does it do? Well, as the name suggests Impact Calculator works out various parameter from the

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Socratic Questioning – Train your learners to ask better questions

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Good teachers ask good questions, nobody would argue with that. It is also true that successful people haven’t necessarily got superior intelligence to the rest of us, but they simply ask better questions. Even Einstein said “I have no special

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