A busy afternoon at the conference exhibition in Reading, collecting freebies and doing some networking.
As ever, I’m looking at the stands as a teacher of students with SEND, and what might be useful on a limited budget with very little storage space.
Cracking stash from ypo, who took the news that their sand timers needed to be a little more robust due to the way they are used in Special schools rather well.
Fab resources as ever from practical action.
Cleapss have some great things for primary (and mugs and cuddly rabbits if you so wish)
The royal society have seeds and, more excitingly, really simple microscopes that use your mobile phone… how easy to enlarge and point out features. Love it.
Cgp are giving all this away for free. Need I say more? Their ks1 discover and learn books look particularly interesting.
Collins are also giving away books. I like the look of their big cat reading scheme, but they’ve only got the harder books on display.
Other people I visited include
- Primary science teaching trust. Some interesting ideas and resources that might be useful, including ‘i can explain ‘
- British science association youth grand challenge
- Earth watch institute. Tea bag index looks interesting
- Williams words in science www.williamsgames.org
- Thinkie www.science-GCSE.co.uk
- Primary stem in action, ready assembled kits of equipment steminaction.co.uk
- Markit education, this is a level but they are looking for science and maths teachers to help add content (paid)
I hope that is of use. Apologies for quality of photos, I blame the yellow light in the hotel room.