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I'm an Engineer, Get me out of here!

I'm an Engineer is a free event where school students get to meet and interact with engineers online.Your students challenge the engineers over fast-paced online text-based live CHATs. They ASK the engineers anything they want, and VOTE for their favourite engineer to win a prize of...
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08 January 2016

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BBC micro:bit - Visual Acuity game written with MicroPython

This Python program, written using the MicroPython editor Mu, is a game for aspiring astronauts designed to test their visual acuity. It is for use with this BBC micro:bit resource.It has been shown that, over time, astronauts in space suffer deterioration in vision. This fun game can test visual acuity on the...
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26 February 2016

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Q-files.com

Q-files is the world's first fully comprehensive, free-to-user, advert-free online encyclopedia specially designed for children.Q-files is the creation of Orpheus Books Limited, a publishing company based in Oxford, England.Established in 1993, Orpheus is one of the world's leading publishers of children's...
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25 February 2016

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BBC Micro:bit for sensing and control with a buggy

An article about using the BBC Micro:bit to control a £25 Kitronic self-assembly buggy.  The assembled kit makes a line-following buggy.  The micro:bit can be used just to control the motion, after calibration, of the buggy as a floor trutle.  It can also use the on-board accelerometer sensor...
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09 May 2016

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Scratch for sensing and control

This resource gives examples of Scratch 2 sensing data from Vernier USB temperature and motion sensors. Using a £10 BLE dongle it also communicates wirelessly with devices including the TI Sensor Tag2, the BBC micro:bit and the Ollie robotic toy. Scratch can be used offline or run through the Chrome browser.
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06 September 2016

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Using One to One Devices for Blended Learning

Sandringham School in St. Albans, Hertfordshire has operated a one to one Bring Your Own Device for three years. This article explores research undertaken in school to measure the impact of this initative, coupled with the pedagogic approach of 'Blended Learning'. Implications of this research are explored and...
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30 September 2016

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Assessment in transition: SOLO taxonomy

This Powerpoint from the May 2016 Using STEM Research Conference shows how to apply SOLO (Structure of Observed Learning Outcomes) taxonomy to assessment methods.Authors: Rosemary Feasey and David Bailey 
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06 October 2016

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Modelling micro:bit data with the Bitty Data Logger App

The free Bitty Data Logger for Android and Apple devices allows you to capture sensor data from the micro:bit's accelerometers, magnetometers and temperature sensors.  A small file needs to be flashed to the micro:bit to enable bluetooth communication with your mobile device, which will also allow you to...
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06 January 2017

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Primary British Science Week Activity Pack 2017

This resource pack aims to be your ‘one-stop-shop’ for supporting you and your primary school during British Science Week (BSW), but can be used at any time. Feel free to adapt or extend the activities to suit your students’ needs and the curriculum you are delivering. The activities featured...
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24 January 2017

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Secondary British Science Week Activity Pack 2017

This resource pack aims to be your ‘one-stop-shop’ for supporting you and your secondary school during British Science Week (BSW), but can be used at any time. Feel free to adapt or extend the activities to suit your students’ needs and the curriculum you are delivering. The activities featured...
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24 January 2017

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