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29 June 2017 | Created by: Ishita MandrekarCategory: Science

Tuna with a side of plastic

Do you think that you would ever consider eating plastic? It turns out that if you eat fish, you probably already do!
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20 June 2017 | Created by: Ishita MandrekarCategory: Education

Five ways to reimagine your classroom successfully

Education today exists within a paradox. New pedagogies and technology may have ushered in dramatic changes in the classroom, but core structures of classroom teaching remain unchanged and grossly out of date. The existing school and classroom structures don’t leave ...
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16 June 2017 | Created by: Ishita MandrekarCategory: Twig World News

Tigtag CLIL wins at the ELTon awards!

Last night, Tigtag CLIL won the Innovation in teacher resources award! Following the success of the 2017 Bett Awards, where Tigtag CLIL won for best International Digital Education Resource, this is our first win in the highly exciting and competitive ...
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15 June 2017 | Created by: Ishita MandrekarCategory: Education

Why developing a growth mindset is important – and how to implement it in the classroom

Academic culture and a myriad of social factors can often lead children to think that intelligence is inherent. And let’s face it, the STEM urgency that led to an educational rush to prepare children with scientific aptitude for STEM careers ...
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13 June 2017 | Created by: Ishita MandrekarCategory: Science

Detecting ripples in space time: LIGO

Thanks to science, we are able to know how blackholes are formed. But now our scientific knowledge is expanding even further. Thanks to the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Observatory (LIGO), we can now detect when two black holes merge. An exciting ...
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08 June 2017 | Created by: Lucy JacksonCategory: Education

Why we should be teaching social skills to young children

Science education has been a priority for a while now, as more and more educators and policymakers are understanding that science is the building block of economic progress. But it’s more than that. While the growing emergence of STEM drove ...
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06 June 2017 | Created by: Ishita MandrekarCategory: Science

Life on Mars

One female engineer in particular has proved her driving skills to be out of this world – quite literally. Vandi Verma is an accomplished roboticist and part of the team that designed and operates Curiosity, the Mars rover. Verma doesn’t ...
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01 June 2017 | Created by: Ishita MandrekarCategory: NGSS

How NGSS and STEM fit together

The urgency for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education was heralded by a workforce imperative and the need to supply an increasing demand for STEM jobs. This was followed by the introduction of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). ...
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01 June 2017 | Created by: Ishita MandrekarCategory: Education

10 more unusual STEM careers

Scientists grapple with new and exciting challenges everyday. It’s what makes STEM so diverse and exciting, offering endless career opportunities that no list can quantify. But that doesn’t mean we can’t try! Following on from our post on 10 Unusual ...
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