National Coding Week: if I had a time machine…

On day 5 of #nationalcodingweek, expert computing teachers share the one piece of advice they would give to their former selves before teaching coding for the first time.

Two Computing at School leaders agree on their key time-travel message. Lecturer Miles Berry suggests you should “Make more time for reading code” to...

Is coding an enigma?

To celebrate National Coding Week, we chatted to the development team at Code Enigma who shared some of their favourite coding tips.

Don’t crystal ball. In other words don’t try and guess every possible improvement your client might need. If you prefer that as an acronym, YAGNI (you aren’t going to need...

Hearing is believing for an acoustics specialist at Atkins

Vicky Stewart is an acoustics specialist and STEM Ambassador at Atkins, one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. We chatted to her about her role in inspiring young people to pursue STEM subjects, and how this has benefited her and her...

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Save the Children’s Den Day returns for 2017

Save the Children’s Den Day, an educational interactive fundraising event for schools, is returning for a third year on Friday 16 June 2017.Den Day calls on schools to join in with a creative, fun adventure as pupils build dens together and raise money to ensure children have a safe place to sleep and play. In 2016, 600,000 children signed up to...

3D modelling: getting started with Fusion 360

Fusion 360 is an online tool that supports the design and rendering of 3D products, assembley of parts and testing of designs through in built simulation software.For anyone looking to find out more about Fusion 360 and get to grips with the software, here are a few handy hints from Steve Taylor, Autodesk Partnership Development Executive at...

Inspire the next generation of cyber security experts

Following on from the success of 2016, young people across the UK will once again have the chance to take part in an expanded range of CyberFirst courses.Designed by cyber security experts from the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (part of GCHQ), the nationwide courses will be delivered by experienced training partner QA, and the national...

The British Science Association would like your feedback

The CREST Awards scheme is the British Science Association’s (BSA) flagship programme for young people, providing science enrichment activities to inspire and engage 5 to 19 year olds.It is the only nationally recognised accreditation scheme for project work in science, technology, engineering and mathematics subjects.CREST gives students the...

Maths in Context: making mathematics relevant to real life

The Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) runs the Maths in Context programme, which involves training teachers of mathematics to use real-world contexts when teaching.The aim of the project is to make mathematics more accessible, engaging and relevant to real life, whilst also preparing students for the types of questions they might face in...

ENTHUSE Celebration Awards: celebrating educators in Northern Ireland

The Northern Irish winners of the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards were announced at a high-profile awards evening on 29 March 2017 at the Parliament Buildings, Stormont Estate, Northern Ireland.The ENTHUSE Celebration Awards recognise the dedication of teachers in the development of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects.The...

Premier League launches Premier League Primary Stars

The Premier League has launched its most ambitious community programme to date, Premier League Primary Stars, with the aim of supporting 10,000 primary schools in England and Wales by 2019.The programme was developed alongside industry experts Edcoms, the PSHE Association and National Literacy Trust.There are free downloadable resources available...

Intensive ENTHUSE Awards open for entries

Applications for our Intensive ENTHUSE Awards are currently open.Intensive ENTHUSE Awards are grants of up to £5,000. These grants are available to schools and colleges that have not previously engaged with the National STEM Learning Centre for support in professional development.The grant is available to support CPD which addresses one or more of...

Born to engineer: real contexts for your scheme of work

In response to the shortage of trained engineers, the ERA Foundation launched the Born to Engineer campaign, which aims to inspire young people to become the engineers of the future.At the heart of the campaign is a series of high quality short films, each featuring an engineer with an inspiring story.These insightful films are available on...

Planning to teach computer aided design to your students?

If you are looking for some ideas to get your lower key stage 3 students working in computer aided design (CAD), why not take a look at Project Ignite?  Project Ignite is a collection of hands-on projects, lesson plans and resources, that bring together computer 3D modelling and circuit design.The 3D modelling element of the projects is...

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