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For educators and teachers working to make STEM amazing... no matter whether you're teaching science in grade 1, running a high school lab or delivering science shows in a museum, this education show helps you teach science & technology the way kids want to learn. The FizzicsEd Podcast brings in educators from across Australia and around the world to talk about tips, tricks, lessons and learnings they've had whilst working with students in the classroom and beyond. Hosted by Ben Newsome, a science teacher, author and founder of the multi-award winning science outreach team at Fizzics Education.

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For educators and teachers working to make STEM amazing... no matter whether you're teaching science in grade 1, running a high school lab or delivering science shows in a museum, this education show helps you teach science & technology the way kids want to learn. The FizzicsEd Podcast brings in educators from across Australia and around the world to talk about tips, tricks, lessons and learnings they've had whilst working with students in the classroom and beyond. Hosted by Ben Newsome, a science teacher, author and founder of the multi-award winning science outreach team at Fizzics Education.

    STEM hackathons with Melanie De Gioia

    STEM hackathons with Melanie De Gioia

    Hackathons truly accelerate innovation and Melanie De Gioia very much has an understanding of what makes them work!

    Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

    About Melanie De Gioia

    Melanie is a Project Manager, by nature and training.  She specialises in bringing order to chaos and thrives when working with a number of key stakeholders delivering projects that promote STEM. Some of Melanie's current clients include the University of Sydney, World Federation of Engineering (for UNESCO), TEDxSydney, AusIndustry and Engineers Australia.  She's delivered projects, hackathons, events and podcasts that have reached around the globe and are inspiring innovation and change in the world.https://melaniedegioia.com/https://www.linkedin.com/in/melaniedegioia/https://ramaley.media/

    About the FizzicsEd podcastHosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

    With interviews with leading science educators and STEM thought leaders, this science education podcast is about highlighting different ways of teaching kids within and beyond the classroom. It's not just about educational practice & pedagogy, it's about inspiring new ideas & challenging conventions of how students can learn about their world!

    https://www.fizzicseducation.com.au/

    Know an educator who'd love this STEM podcast episode? 

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    • 32 min
    STEM in Environmental Education with Meridith Ebbs

    STEM in Environmental Education with Meridith Ebbs

    Want to incorporate STEM into environmental education? Meridith Ebbs is someone to guide you through this! Meridith is a highly experienced teacher with a real passion for teaching students in natural environments whilst using different technologies.

    Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

    About Meridith Ebbs

    Meridith is an experienced teacher with a background in Education, Environmental Science and Digital Technologies. She is currently exploring applications for STEM and technology while learning outside and applications for STEM in low-cost real-world projects. She facilitates the hashtags #STEMnNature and #STEMinTheWorld on social media and shares knowledge and ideas using the handles @iMerinet and @MakeCreateEducate 

    In the past, Meridith worked for 4 years as the CSER NSW Project Officer on the Digital Technologies project with the University of Adelaide. Meridith has experience teaching students K-10 and she is an experienced facilitator of adult workshops, with experience working in both school and corporate environments. She has worked as an instructional designer documenting computer systems and creating training materials. Meridith is accredited as a Makey Makey ambassador, an Apple Teacher, an Apple Teacher in Swift Playground and Sphero Lead Educator. 

    Contact Meridith

    https://withkoji.com/@iMerinet  - one link for all contacts

    https://www.instagram.com/imerinet/

    https://www.facebook.com/makecreateeducate

    https://twitter.com/iMerinet

    https://www.youtube.com/c/MeridithEbbsiMerinet/videos

    https://makecreateeducate.blogspot.com/ 

    More information about Meridith https://imerinet.weebly.com/ 

    Resources for more information

    What is Citizen Science - https://citizenscience.org.au/10-principles-of-citizen-science/ 

    Project Finder

    https://www.csiro.au/en/education/get-involved/citizen-science 

    https://citizenscience.org.au/ala-project-finder/

    https://biocollect.ala.org.au/acsa#isCitizenScience

    Projects mentionedInternational:

    Great Southern Bioblitz 2022 https://www.greatsouthernbioblitz.org/about-1 

    iNaturalist https://www.inaturalist.org/

    Backyard Bioblitz https://www.backyardbio.net/

    Australian:

    Frog ID Project https://www.frogid.net.au/ 

    Dead Tree Project ​​https://biocollect.ala.org.au/acsa/project/index/77285a13-e231-49e8-b212-660c66c74bac

    About the FizzicsEd podcastHosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

    With interviews with leading science educators and STEM thought leaders, this science education podcast is about highlighting different ways of teaching kids within and beyond the classroom. It's not just about educational practice & pedagogy, it's about inspiring new ideas & challenging conventions of how students can learn about their world!

    https://www.fizzicseducation.com.au/

    Know an educator who'd love this STEM podcast episode? 

    Share it!The FizzicsEd podcast is a member of the Australian Educators Online Network (AEON )http://www.aeon.net.au/
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    • 43 min
    SDGs & United Nations Association of Australia - NSW Division

    SDGs & United Nations Association of Australia - NSW Division

    Learn about the work being done by the United Nations Association of Australia and how to get involved as we chat with Brett Martin, the UNAA NSW Director for Members and Volunteers + Global Citizenship Pillar Lead

    Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

    About Brett Martin & the United Nations Association of Australia - NSW Division

    His role involves supporting volunteers, developing partnerships and coordinating monthly meetups to raise awareness about UN aims and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. The UNAA NSW purpose is to inform, inspire and engage Australians to create a safer, fairer and more sustainable world through a wide range of activities, including their current UN Day campaign with NSW schools, running the United Nations Diploma, and hosting a wide range of events and projects. To learn more, check out their website www.unaa,nsw.org.au and subscribe to their newsletter. 


    UN Day Schools Program
    UNAA NSW UN Diploma

    About the FizzicsEd podcastHosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

    With interviews with leading science educators and STEM thought leaders, this science education podcast is about highlighting different ways of teaching kids within and beyond the classroom. It's not just about educational practice & pedagogy, it's about inspiring new ideas & challenging conventions of how students can learn about their world!

    https://www.fizzicseducation.com.au/

    Know an educator who'd love this STEM podcast episode? 

    Share it!The FizzicsEd podcast is a member of the Australian Educators Online Network (AEON )http://www.aeon.net.au/
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    • 22 min
    Andy Thomas Space Foundation with Darcey Watson

    Andy Thomas Space Foundation with Darcey Watson

    Learn more about the Andy Thomas Space Foundation and irts impact in space education as we chat with Executive Officer Darcey Watson

    Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

    About the Andy Thomas Space Foundation

    Founded by Dr Andrew Thomas AO, Australian astronaut and Research Scientist, The Andy Thomas Space Foundation exists to fulfill three purposes;


    Advancing Space Education – Making STEM literacy for all students an educational priority. 
    Raising Space Awareness – Making connections between space science and technologies and our everyday lives.
    Contributing to the national space community – Through events and other education initiatives

    https://andythomas.foundation/

    About Darcey Watson

    In addition to her role as Executive Officer with the Andy Thomas Space foundation, Darcey is proud to serve as Chair of the Spence Club Board of Directors and Team Coordinator of the Astra Program. She is also co-founder of CoLab Society and co-host of the CoLab Society podcast wherethey discuss the diverse range of career pathways within the field of science. Through this podcast they showcase the experiences and challenges of current female game-changers (and male allies) in the hopes of making the science industry more accessible and relatable for emerging science leaders. 

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/darcey-watson/

    About the FizzicsEd podcastHosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

    With interviews with leading science educators and STEM thought leaders, this science education podcast is about highlighting different ways of teaching kids within and beyond the classroom. It's not just about educational practice & pedagogy, it's about inspiring new ideas & challenging conventions of how students can learn about their world!

    https://www.fizzicseducation.com.au/

    Know an educator who'd love this STEM podcast episode? 

    Share it!The FizzicsEd podcast is a member of the Australian Educators Online Network (AEON )http://www.aeon.net.au/
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    • 22 min
    Diversity and Inclusion in STEM with SD2

    Diversity and Inclusion in STEM with SD2

    San Diego Squared is making a huge difference when it comes to increasing diversity & inclusion in STEM companies throughout the San Diego area. It is very much a model to be emulated around the world! We hang out with SD2 Co-Founder and Executive Director H. Puentes to learn more.

    Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

    About H. Puentes

    H. is Co-Founder and Executive Director of San Diego Squared (SD2.org), a nonprofit focused in increasing diversity in STEM-driven companies through partnerships, programs, and financial support for high school students, college students, and their educators. Prior to starting SD2,H. served on the leadership team at CONNECT where he founded CONNECT ALL @ the Jacobs Center – the region’s first diversity-focused startup accelerator and business resource centre. To date, H. has raised over $6M to increase diversity in tech and the life sciences.

    Prior to his work in diversity and inclusion, H. drove marketing at a venture-backed Bay area startup, worked as a management consultant in London, and served as regional director for an international non-profit. H. holds a master’s degree from The London School of Economics and a bachelor’s degree from George Mason University.

    https://sd2.org/

    About the FizzicsEd podcastHosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

    With interviews with leading science educators and STEM thought leaders, this science education podcast is about highlighting different ways of teaching kids within and beyond the classroom. It's not just about educational practice & pedagogy, it's about inspiring new ideas & challenging conventions of how students can learn about their world!

    https://www.fizzicseducation.com.au/

    Know an educator who'd love this STEM podcast episode? 

    Share it!The FizzicsEd podcast is a member of the Australian Educators Online Network (AEON )http://www.aeon.net.au/
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    • 33 min
    FamilyBookform with Carey Furze

    FamilyBookform with Carey Furze

    We chat with Carey Furze, founder of FamilyBookform, a handy educational technology tool that helps students create books from recordings that they make. Plenty of uses for the science classroom too!

    Hosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

    About Carey Furze

    Carey has spent the last 30 years living and working around the world, in writing, property, and business roles. Originally from New Zealand, she's lived & worked in NZ, Tokyo, Shanghai, New York, San Francisco & Sydney. 

    About FamiylBookform

    The evolution of writing & communication. Instead of a blank page, our dashboard scaffolds students' inquiry learning, where they interview others and all content is automatically formatted into published books, funded by communities. Adhering to Universal design Learning frameworks for the 'Why, What, How' of student learning. Students have agency to personalize & differentiate their work and are proud to present their books of value to authentic audiences, who buy the books.Students follow templates & question prompts to speak into the page & interview others, using speech-to-text (any language) & collaboration, & all content is automatically formatted into a polished format. The 'Communication for Connection' activities generate oxytocin & an interest in learning. Students' digital content enriches lessons and books can be graded, included in portfolios, gifted & sold for fundraising.

    https://familybookform.com/

    About the FizzicsEd podcastHosted by Ben Newsome from Fizzics Education

    With interviews with leading science educators and STEM thought leaders, this science education podcast is about highlighting different ways of teaching kids within and beyond the classroom. It's not just about educational practice & pedagogy, it's about inspiring new ideas & challenging conventions of how students can learn about their world!

    https://www.fizzicseducation.com.au/

    Know an educator who'd love this STEM podcast episode? 

    Share it!The FizzicsEd podcast is a member of the Australian Educators Online Network (AEON )http://www.aeon.net.au/
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    • 30 min

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