inGenious competition – bringing STEM to life

A new competition has been launched to inspire the most creative teaching minds to translate their passion for science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects into exciting classroom experiences. The inGenious competition – co-ordinated in the UK by Futurelab at NFER – calls for all teachers in Europe to help their pupils better see theContinue reading “inGenious competition – bringing STEM to life”

New Expert Body on Computing Education Established

The UK Forum for Computing Education (UKForCE) will provide an independent and unified voice to advise UK government and other agencies on issues relating to computing education. UKForCE is led by the Royal Academy of Engineering and will provide advice on the curriculum, qualifications and assessment and the supply and training of computing teachers. TheContinue reading “New Expert Body on Computing Education Established”

Inspiring Educators

1. Marcus’ Marvellous Mathemagicians This is another initiative from the brilliant Oxford Professor.  He has groups of enthusiastic maths students geared up to go out to provide shows mainly at educational institutes.  At the moment these are provided free with expenses being remunerated. Another of Marcus du Sautoy ideas was Maths in the City.  I think thisContinue reading “Inspiring Educators”

Contacts For Hands on Maths

This section is aimed at people with an interest in the learning of mathematics who want to see manipulatives and interactives, if used at all, used well, typically: Parents or grandparents looking for toys with some value Teachers wondering whether (or not) to buy apparatus for their classrooms Museum professionals planning a hands-on maths galleryContinue reading “Contacts For Hands on Maths”

Watch out for Lego Conference in 2014

LEGO® Engineering Conference – 24 September 2013, 9am – 5.30pm Purpose: Incorporating LEGO® Robotics in Computing, Science, Maths, and D&T education LEGO® Education and the Department of Computer Science at Warwick are partnering to present a LEGO®Engineering Conference. Student engagement is vital for every successful educator and getting students excited about Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics isContinue reading “Watch out for Lego Conference in 2014”