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Dylan William and Chris Harrison Q and A session

As part of Week 4 of the free online Assessment for Learning in STEM Teaching course a Question and Answer session was held at the National STEM Learning Centre on Wednesday 16th March. The session was faciliated by...

Unit 10: Group work videos

Pedagogy and Practice: Teaching and Learning in Secondary Schools
Unit 10: Group work
DfES 0433-2004 G
Reproduced with permission.

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Peer Reviewing Hinge-Point Questions: Exemplars

To support you in writing your feedback we have provided four example responses to Step 3.8, with feedback. Take account of the examples when you provide your own feedback, but at the same time, don’t treat these as “model peer reviews”. You may also find it useful to remind yourself with the quizzes in Steps 3.3...

Crumble revisited

The Crumble microcontroller from Redfern Electronics is a very cheap and easy to use device which is proving very popular, especially for physical computing projects in Primary Schools.  New cheap, compatible hardware devices called Crumbs and a robot vehicle kit called CrumbleBot considerably enhance the power of...

iSTEM+ an ETEP response to STEM Skills shortage 5-19

The Engineering & Technology Education Partnership, based at the IET, has developed a bottom-up strategy for an embedded approach to STEM through cross-curricular practical group projects at each Key Stage. This iSTEM+ approach fosters an integrated approach to STEM and other subjects, such as Computing,...

A guide to Ohbot

Ohbot is a new build-it-yourself educational robot which models some of the physical movements of the human head from the neck up.  It can nod and turn its plastic head, open its mouth, turn its eyes and raise its eyebrows - all controlled by servo motors and linkages.  Programming is in a Scratch-based system...

Peer Reviewing Hinge-Point Questions: Exemplars

To support you in writing your feedback we have provided three example responses to Step 3.8, with feedback. Take account of the examples when you provide your own feedback, but at the same time, don’t treat these as “model peer reviews”. You may also find it useful to remind yourself with the quizzes in Steps 3.3...

Tinkering

Tinkering or trying things out can be play based, exploration when learning about something. It also provides a basis for making and exploring, often through trial and improvement. This list of resources provides a handy guide for teachers who would like to use tinkering as a basis for children's...

KS1 Programming

Programming: create and debug simple programs; use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs. 

KS1 Information technology

Information technology: use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content. Recognise common uses of information technology beyond school.

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