The 'We Made It!' competition is a new and exciting contest aimed at getting young people thinking about a career in manufacturing.
We're inviting young people aged between 13-16 (year 9-11) to design something, anything in fact, and have the chance to make it yourself in a real high-tech factory. All you need to do is send us your design for a gadget, toy or gismo that doesn't already exist, and you could win a trip to one of our special 'Fab Labs' with your local MP, where you can make your ideas into reality.
All winners will also be invited to an awards reception in the Houses of Parliament, and the overall UK winner, as judged by our panel of manufacturing experts, will receive a special award which will be presented at the event.
One of the most popular posts on Edudemic in 2010 was The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You and I felt it might be time for an update to that list for 2011.
In order to put together a list of the best Web 2.0 classroom tools, I polled my Twitter followers, Facebook fans (are they still called fans? Likes?) and ran a contest to try and get as many submissions as possible.
There were more than 900 submissions but many were duplicates. This left me with 100 different Web 2.0 tools that are recommended by your peers. After all, what better way to uncover new products than by the people you are already sharing with?
STEM STEM Technology STEM: Relax ReformersHuffington PostAs I do my cursory checks of what's happening in the education blogosphere, there is so much ado about technology in the classroom and today's buzz-acronym STEM, which in case you haven't heard,...
Planboard is a simple tool made specifically for teachers and educators to simplify their lesson planning. Features include being able to share calendars, print off schedules, and being able to re-use your lesson plans for next year. Best of all, there is no software installation necessary. It's simple to get organized with Planboard.
Check out http://my-gcsescience.com! My GCSE Science is a website for learning GCSE science for the AQA examining board. The resource provides real science lessons, taught by a real science teacher, through short videos for free.
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Get Kids Excited About Engineering at Engineering Go For ItWired NewsI can see this one being integrated with an Arduino for some very cool applications. I've taught the Cub Scouts engineering pin a few times.
Building Big - great STEM projects and labs from PBS. Building Big is a great site from PBS that has lesson plans, projects, labs, and activities for teachers to use in their classrooms. The topics are on buildings and structures, ...
Red Bank's STEM program a model for learningRed Bank HubRed Bank Middle School instructor Chris Ippolito presented the district's STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics] curriculum model at an education conference at The College of...
Grants of up to £500 for you to have a STEM E&E activity take place at your school in 2012, to be chosen from those listed in these online STEM Directories.
The aim of STEM Directories Grants Scheme is to foster the use of the STEM Directories, enable wider access to activities listed and support STEM teachers. The scheme is designed not only to raise awareness of E&E activities but to support your professional development and enhance the experience in your school by helping integrate E&E activities in curricular practice. Grants are open to all state-funded schools. We particularly welcome applications from both schools in underprivileged areas and high achieving schools.
So here’s what I’ve got for all you educators our there: some random and cool EduTech tools, tech tools for teachers and students, ways to integrate mobile devices into the classroom, social learning tools, elearning and online learning resources and finally some test prep, textbook, educational gaming and a few other random resources. What you won’t find here are any lame attempts to pawn off something that’s not an education-specific tech tool as something marvelous and new like I’ve seen on a few other blogs (like Gmail or Skype–definitely useful, but come on, not education specific). The scope of this list covers everything from Kindergarten-age up through college-age so there’s hopefully something for everyone here.
Get the Math is about algebra in the real world. See how professionals use math in music, fashion, videogames, restaurants, basketball, and special effects. Then take on interactive challenges related to those careers. Watch this intro video before trying one of the challenges below.
lino is an online web sticky note service that can be used to post memos, to-do lists, ideas, and photos anywhere on an online web canvas. lino is a completely free service that runs on all popular web browsers.
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