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27 March 2017 | Created by: Lucy JacksonCategory: Tigtag

Tigtag CLIL shortlisted for British Council ELTons innovation award

Tigtag CLIL has been shortlisted in the Innovation in teacher resources category at the British Council ELTons awards!
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24 March 2017 | Created by: Ishita MandrekarCategory: NGSS

What is Three Dimensional Learning?

NGSS was initially conceived in an effort to improve what the results of the 2012 PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) scores showed: the US was ranked 27th in science. Recent years, and indeed the latest PISA results, have only ...
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23 March 2017 | Created by: Ishita MandrekarCategory: Science

How STEM subjects help us develop the skills and thinking that make a better citizen

Science education today is mainly dictated by the STEM crisis and standardised tests. Educators and administrators are often pushed to teach according to curriculum dictates, training students for standardised assessments in order to catch them up with students of other ...
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20 March 2017 | Created by: Lucy JacksonCategory: Science

Reach Out Reporter receives its first award

As you may have seen on social media over the weekend, Twig World and Imperial College London were representing at the Educational Resource Awards 2017, hosted at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham. We are thrilled to announce that of our two finalist nominations, ...
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15 March 2017 | Created by: Ishita MandrekarCategory: NGSS

Understanding NGSS: What, Who, Why and When

NGSS is the newest entrant in the science teaching playground and it’s already making a big change in the way science is being taught. Like all changes, this one too might seem a bit scary, so we thought it would ...
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13 March 2017 | Created by: Ishita MandrekarCategory: None

10 Unusual STEM Careers

Often the mention of a STEM job conjures up images of traditional careers in medicine and engineering, with students often thinking STEM careers are not interesting or exciting. Part of the problem is that students don’t know half the opportunities ...
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10 March 2017 | Created by: Ishita MandrekarCategory: Education

Girls Can Do Math

Excuses about STEM disparity range from theories of pipeline issues to women scientists actually forgoing careers in favour of better work-life balance. We cannot, however, ignore the elephant in the STEM room, namely, bias. A study conducted by Dr. Joan. ...
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08 March 2017 | Created by: Ishita MandrekarCategory: Twig World News

Twig World’s Reach Out Reporter nominated for a Learning on Screen Award 2017

Here’s something that’s made this week extra special: Twig World’s primary science news service, Reach Out Reporter, has been named a finalist for the Educational Multimedia Award (Non-Broadcast Delivery) by Learning on Screen! As you may know, the Learning on ...
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06 March 2017 | Created by: Ishita MandrekarCategory: Education

Challenges in STEM Education and How Teachers can Overcome Them

Teachers are a huge influence when it comes to students’ subject choice matter or their decision to pursue a STEM career. The evidence from the ICM-S survey suggests that students’ decisions to study STEM in college can be directly influenced ...
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