Coding resources for schools, created by LEGO Education

LEGO Education, which offers playful learning experiences and teaching solutions based on the LEGO system of bricks, now also offers resources designed for teachers and students to explore coding – including free lesson plans and online courses for teachers. “The job market for careers requiring coding skills is growing faster than nearly any other sector, … Continue reading Coding resources for schools, created by LEGO Education

SPaG, SOAP and VCOP – structure, expression and growth

A significant area of concern, with respect to my role as a primary school class teacher, is literacy. I must be effective in delivering SPaG – spelling, punctuation and grammar. With respect to grammar, I must be clear about two other acronyms, which represent important areas for lesson planning, provision and progression. SOAP is similes, … Continue reading SPaG, SOAP and VCOP – structure, expression and growth

Achebe, Ong, orality and literacy

Consider that Chinua Achebe’s novel No Longer at Ease (1960), which draws directly on Ibo oral tradition in West Africa, provides “abundant instances of thought patterns of orally educated characters”. (Ong, 2002: 35) As Ong observes, Achebe’s work relates the experiences of speakers who “reflect, with high intelligence and sophistication, on the situations in which they find … Continue reading Achebe, Ong, orality and literacy

Qualification and competence from SLP for Kenyan biomass producers

Progress through the exchange of know-how and experiences – with this goal in mind Walter Danner, founder And CEO of Snow Leopard Projects (SLP), spoke at the 2017 Biogas Africa Forum held recently in Nairobi, Kenya. SLP specialises in building high-performance anaerobic digestion (AD) plants, which break down micro-organisms in the absence of oxygen to … Continue reading Qualification and competence from SLP for Kenyan biomass producers

How the University of Glasgow uses JPK equipment to study cell interaction

The Yin group in the Division of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Glasgow is studying cells and how they react with their surroundings using JPK Instruments’ NanoWizard AFM and CellHesion module. JPK manufactures nanoanalytic instrumentation for research in life sciences and soft matter. Professor Huabing Yin is a senior lecturer in the Division of … Continue reading How the University of Glasgow uses JPK equipment to study cell interaction

Stocksigns advises summer safety sign audit

British signage provider Stocksigns recommends that the summer holiday is the ideal time for schools to carry out their safety sign audit whilst buildings, grounds and car parks are easily accessible. The company has been working with schools for over sixty years, building up an understanding of the unique challenges faced by teachers and local authorities. Danny … Continue reading Stocksigns advises summer safety sign audit

Stan Levenson’s first multicultural children’s book about fundraising

Juan and Gwen’s Big Fundraising Surprise, Stan Levenson’s first children’s book about fundraising, is available as an e-book and a paperback on Amazon.com and other places. Levenson has been involved in K-12 fundraising for more than 40 years. A K-12 fundraising writer, based in America, he is well-known as an author of books and articles on fundraising … Continue reading Stan Levenson’s first multicultural children’s book about fundraising