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Impact vs. Difficulty – a visual guide

Ben Newsome

Help students chart the impact vs. the difficulty of their project visually. With this simple tool they can work out whether their project is tactical, strategic, a luxury or a no brainer!

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Episode: 82

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Podcast: Primary Science & Maths with Libby Foley

Ben Newsome

Science and mathematics are so fundamental for primary students in getting them ready for high school and Libby Foley has a lot to share about ways to ignite that passion! From teaching in Far North QLD down to the Sunshine Coast, Libby is a true leader when it comes to...

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STEM Funding for Regional & Disadvantaged Schools

Ben Newsome

Make that school STEM project of yours a reality by applying for these grants. Perfect for regional & disadvantaged schools!

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Episode: 81

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Podcast: UN SDGs in the Classroom with Helena Nicholson

Ben Newsome

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are so important and they represent an opportunity for you and your students to make a real impact in your local community and beyond! We chat with Helena Nicholson, a Digital Technology teacher and sustainability leader in South West Western Australia who is doing...

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Episode: 79

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Podcast: Mathematics with Prof. Asha Rao

Ben Newsome

You can't help but be enthusiastic about mathematics when you hear from Asha Rao! Hailing from RMIT as a Professor and Associate Dean of Mathematical Sciences, Asha is a recent winner of the 2019-2020 Superstars of STEM program. Prepare to be inspired!

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Formative assessment tools for STEM

Ben Newsome

Formative assessment in the STEM classroom makes a huge difference when it comes to student outcomes. The more information you have about a student's knowledge of your topic, the more likely you can help them achieve greater capabilities. This is definitely handy in a STEM classroom!

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Episode: 78

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Podcast: One World Robotics Competition

Ben Newsome

The OneWorld Robotics competition is being held in Australia & Asian countries for 2019. Students applying digital literacy to a real-world problem!

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Using Root Cause Analysis for STEM Education

Ben Newsome

Using Root Cause Analysis helps you get the bottom of why problems are happening. Knowing these puts you in the perfect position to create positive change!

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Lesson ideas from LEGO Masters

Ben Newsome

You would be hard-pressed to find someone who has not grown up using LEGO bricks at some point in their lives and as such the TV show's audience ballooned on the back of this nostalgia, drawing in new enthusiasts of all ages. With this in mind, teachers can use the...

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Ideation & design thinking in STEM

Ben Newsome

Got a challenge you need to be solved? Having difficulty coming up with new ideas to solve it? Applying design thinking and ideation principles in a group think environment just might be the answer! 

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Episode: 75

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Podcast: The Power of Play with Liz Rossiter

Ben Newsome

Liz Rossiter from Mud Kitchen describes how Unplug & Play Pop Up STEM playgrounds are helping kids explore science & engineering through play.

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Helping students structure scientific reports

Ben Newsome

Scientific report writing is an essential part of science in the classroom. We look at ways students of different ages can structure meaningful lab reports.

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Episode: 74

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Podcast: Agricultural Science with Jenny Hughes

Ben Newsome

Discover just what the students can learn at the Primary Preview Day at the Sydney Royal Easter Show with education coordinator Jenny Hughes from the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW.

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Pi Day lessons & activity ideas

Ben Newsome

Pi Day is a celebration all about Pi! Here are some activities & lesson ideas for celebrating mathematics special day.

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