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Monthly Archives: May 2017

How Do You Connect #WithNature? World Environment Day 2017

"Get outdoors and connect with nature!" That's the message on World Environment Day this year (officially Monday 5th June). The idea is to get people thinking about how they are connected to nature and how important particular places are to each and every one of us. An initiative called iNaturalist has also been launched, inviting users to download an app for their smartphone and contribute to the world's 'largest nature database'. From the event's website: "World Environment Day is the biggest annual event for positive environmental action and takes place every 5 June. This year’s host country Canada got to choose the theme and...

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5 Timeless Exam Tips That Will Always Be Relevant

Exam season is well and truly underway, so while revision tips and exam techniques are probably already outdated for this term, it's still a good time to review the support that is extended to pupils that will be sitting exams in the future. No matter the level or subject, there are some strong foundation-level tips that remain timeless; perhaps these tips would translate well into a planner page for a year 11 planner? We've highlighted five....

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The Mercurial State of Computing Education

Back in the day, I elected to study Computing (then called ICT) at AS-Level. Bright-eyed and expectant, I rolled up to my Sixth Form on the first day of term, ready to learn about programming, website design, and the mysteries of binary machine code. I had already learned to touch-type from my frantic late-night chatting sessions on MSN Messenger (an Instant Messenger application popular in the 2000s), so I felt like I had a good grounding in the subject....

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Surviving Or Thriving? Let’s Talk Mental Wellness

Even when it’s not in the news (which is becoming less and less), mental health is still there. It lurks in the background and, for a huge number of people, it is an inescapable and invasive presence. While we, as a society, are gradually getting better at talking about mental health, many organisations argue that there is still a lot of work to be done if we’re to address a health crisis of epidemic proportions....

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