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The ASE Annual Conference is a unique opportunity for all teachers of science and those involved with science education. With over 350 sessions to choose from at ASE Annual Conference 2018, Sched will help you see what’s on and plan and edit your personal agenda at any time.  If you’ve not yet registered for this event book now on Eventbrite.

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Wednesday, January 3
 

10:20am GMT

Science Across Borders I04
Find out how big data can connect your science class to international research – and give your pupils something solid to work on with partners abroad.

Speakers
avatar for Benedict O'Donnell

Benedict O'Donnell

Project Coordinator, Prometeruse
Just another science-junky with a passion for languages. I am particularly interested in all things environment and energy related. After studying physics, I set up this climate-outreach NGO called Prometeruse. We're trying to help teenagers hack global warming.


Wednesday January 3, 2018 10:20am - 11:15am GMT
Rendall LT1
  11-19  FE & Skills  Post-16
 
Thursday, January 4
 

9:30am GMT

21st Century Physics T04
See how to use CLEAPSS-developed resources to carry out a range of practicals including micro-controllerrs, IR cameras, USB oscilloscopes and much more.

Proposers
avatar for CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

CLEAPSS

Speakers
avatar for Samir Moezzi

Samir Moezzi

CLEAPSS
Having worked as a teacher of physics, a head of physics, and as a physics tutor at a sixth form college, Samir joined CLEAPSS in 2013 as the physics adviser. He works on developing innovate ways to carrying out physics practical work, producing written guidance and instructional... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am GMT
CTH C
  11-19

11:00am GMT

Benefits and Challenges of Technology in Teaching Science: Examples and teacher preparation T159
How to make Science Education more challenging, relevant and attractive for our students? How to stimulate the development of creative thinking, problem solving, and other higher cognitive skills?
Technology can help! Examples will be given!
A major challenge is the preparation of teachers for using. I will present an effective course for teachers, in-service and pre-service, tested in 3 countries.

Speakers
avatar for Ton Ellermeijer

Ton Ellermeijer

Director, CMA
- use of technology in science education - modeling environment - teacher preparation - datalogging


Thursday January 4, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
Rendall LT5
  11-19

12:00pm GMT

Wireless Datalogging in Action REPEATED W15
Learn how wireless technology will connect your logger to Ipads, Iphones, Android phones, tablets and the PC. Bring your own device and join in.

Speakers
BH

Barry Hawkins

Data Harvest

Exhibitors
avatar for Data Harvest Group

Data Harvest Group

Sales Director, Data Harvest Group Ltd.
Worldwide suppliers of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math equipment (STEM) for over 35 years; whether it's hardware or software, Data Harvest offers multi award-winning, high quality, innovative and affordable educational solutions. EasySense Data Logging Range Science Data... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm GMT
CTL 1

2:00pm GMT

Make your Own Microfluidic Lab on a Chip! W27
The expanding field of microfluidic lab on a chip technology is brought to the classroom using affordable techniques for the production of lab on a chip devices. In the hands-on session participants will learn how to make such devices using standard office equipment. The procedures can be used in science education programmes in primary or secondary schools, and even in higher education courses.

Lab on a chip devices can be used on the tabletop. A sample video of such a device produced from office lamination foil: https://youtu.be/XwR7ft-TWFc?list=PL95349EFBE9DF2A88

If the Lab on a chip devices have standard dimensions, they also can be mounted in a quite simple chip holder, allowing fluidic connections to syringes and pumps. A complete microfluidic setup can be built at limitied cost. Small scale chemistry like formation of nanoparticles and precipitations for use in the classroom can be experienced during the workshop. Using advanced, nearly professional equipment, allows numerous experiments demonstrating the essentials of microfluidics. 

More information at labochip.org and our article in J. Chem. Education (in press), published online 15 december 2017: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.jchemed.7b00506.

Also the novel unpublished use of a digital cutting machine to produce fluidic devices from foil will be demonstrated. The handouts of the presentation will be shared after the workshop. Several video's can be viewed after clicking marks in the presentation.



Speakers
avatar for Jan Jaap Wietsma

Jan Jaap Wietsma

President NVON (the dutch association for science education), NVON / University of Twente
Currently I am president of NVON, the association of teachers and technicians of science in the Netherlands. I am seeking opportunities to work together internationally to improve science education in our contry. At University of Twente I am working on outreach projects on STEM, including... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm GMT
CTL 2
  11-19

2:30pm GMT

Engaging Science Students through Simple Practicals & IT W33
Sometimes finding new ideas to engage students can be difficult and time consuming. This session from STEM Learning, using our extensive collection of resources, will give you a hand with some new ideas to share with colleagues and use in the classroom. We will explore a range of simple and inspiring practical ideas for use with students in science lessons that can be used as starters, examples of science concepts, plenaries or STEM Clubs. The practicals will include the use of apps, cheap and easy to use science equipment, gadgets and gizmos and simple ways to capture and magnify images. The session will contain practical ideas for chemistry, biology, physics and the use of technology in the laboratory or classroom.

Proposers
SH

Sarah Heathwood

Communications Coordinator, STEM Learning

Speakers
avatar for Simon Quinnell

Simon Quinnell

National Technicians Lead, National STEM Learning Centre
Simon is the National Technician Lead at the National STEM Learning Centre., with responsibility for the technicians programme and practical work. Before working at the National STEM Learning Centre Simon worked as a FE lecturer and Senior Science technician at colleges and schools... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for STEM Learning

STEM Learning

STEM Learning
STEM Learning is your number one organisation for STEM teaching support. We offer free and affordable CPD, teaching resources and STEM inspiration for your classroom, STEM Club or community group. Our work has proven impact on teachers and young people. Find out more on www.stem.org.uk... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 2:30pm - 3:30pm GMT
CTL 1
  11-19

3:00pm GMT

Study Like an Athlete: A how-to guide T44
There should be little difference between how athletes train and students study. Athletes achieve mastery through short training sessions, repeating things until they know them. A technological, data-led approach can lead to a revision revolution, recreating these methods and techniques for students, allowing everyone to reach their potential.

Speakers
avatar for Murray Morrison

Murray Morrison

Founder, Tassomai
I built Tassomai to help students achieve more in science, grow in confidence and excel in exams. The idea was to use the approaches long-used by athletes and musicians to master their art, and apply these strategies to revision and learning. My background as a professional musician... Read More →


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm GMT
Rendall LT5
  11-19

3:00pm GMT

Secondary Engineer in the Classroom D05
Secondary Engineer Fluid Power and Bicycle Club activities for secondary schools. Two exciting team based design, manufacture and create schemes with true STEM integration.

Proposers
SS

Susan Scurlock

Primary Engineer

Speakers
SM

Steve Massey

Primary Engineer

Sponsors
avatar for Primary Engineer

Primary Engineer

The home of our ‘STEM by Stealth’ educational approach to bringing engineering and engineers into primary classrooms and curricula. Inspiring children, pupils and teachers through continued professional development, whole class project work, competitions and exhibitions.


Thursday January 4, 2018 3:00pm - 5:00pm GMT
Rendall LT4
  11-19

4:00pm GMT

ESTA Distinguished Speaker: Nick Braithwaite S07
The internet of field and laboratory things: Real data, authentic interfaces for practical work
Please be aware that the work described in this talk is not about replacing field trips and laboratories with something less expensive and less exciting. Rather it is about using the affordances of the internet to take people closer than they might easily get to the exciting discovery opportunities of interactive learning.
The OpenSTEM Labs are the digital equivalent of a field study centre and a block of teaching labs. We began with onscreen activities such as virtual microscopes and other interactive tools linked to real data. Recent investment has allowed the incorporation of facilities for online remote access to real instruments: optical and electron microscopes; analytical tools such as spectrophotometry, FTIR, HPLC, GCMS; a planetary-rover training-landscape; immersive virtual reality. These form a key part of the practical facilities that are now accessible to our distance learning students, via the internet and 24/7. The OpenSTEM Labs enable us to be more inclusive and more accessible than is conventionally the case. In addition to describing how the OpenSTEM Labs are used across all of STEM, including by students of Earth Sciences, this talk will propose ways which we might enable other educators to make use of our facilities. In the presentation several remotely located instruments will be operated and other on screen devices for interactive learning will be demonstrated.
The OpenSTEM Labs are a key feature of the OU's curriculum in several STEM disciplines. It is based on an original initiative with the Wolfson Foundation (2012) to establish the OpenScience Laboratory. In 2015 further investment from a HEFCE STEM capital investment enabled us to expand the laboratory to cover a wide range of disciplines including Engineering, with a new OpenNetworking Lab to be added in the near future. The OpenSTEM Labs are contributing to a HEFCE funded project "Embedding and Sustaining Inclusive STEM Practices" (in collaboration with Earth Science colleagues in Plymouth and Leeds).

Proposers
avatar for Chris King

Chris King

Professor, ESTA
The Earth Science Teachers' Association (ESTA) has been supporting geology, science , geography and primary teachers in their teaching of Earth science across the UK for many years. Through the Earth Science Education Unit (ESEU), ESTA offers workshops to teachers across the UK... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Professor Nick Braithwaite

Professor Nick Braithwaite

Associate Dean, Academic Excellence, The Open University
Since 2010 I have taken a special interest in enabling a wider range of student to be able to benefit from the kind of interactive learning that has traditionally taken place on field trips and in laboratories. I am currently the Director of the Open University's OpenSTEM Labs which... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Earth Science Teachers Association

Earth Science Teachers Association

Earth Science Teachers’ Association (ESTA)
The Earth Science Teachers' Association aims to advance education by encouraging and supporting the teaching of Earth sciences at all levels. Have you joined?@ESTA_UK 


Thursday January 4, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm GMT
CTH B

4:00pm GMT

Using Technology in Science W39
Led by the ASE Technicians Committee. This session will use social media, apps and websites to show how you can get the most out of your department, including Facebook and LabLogger.

Speakers
avatar for Phil Wilson

Phil Wilson

RSciTech, Site + Systems Manager

Exhibitors
avatar for Angela Buckland

Angela Buckland

Conference Manager, Mrs
The Association for Science Education is proud to create this Annual Conference that is Europe's largest Science Education CPD event.


Thursday January 4, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm GMT
CTL 1
  11-19
 
Friday, January 5
 

9:30am GMT

Wireless Datalogging in Action REPEATED W46
Learn how wireless technology will connect your logger to Ipads, Iphones, Android phones, tablets and the PC. Bring your own device and join in.

Speakers
BH

Barry Hawkins

Data Harvest

Exhibitors
avatar for Data Harvest Group

Data Harvest Group

Sales Director, Data Harvest Group Ltd.
Worldwide suppliers of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math equipment (STEM) for over 35 years; whether it's hardware or software, Data Harvest offers multi award-winning, high quality, innovative and affordable educational solutions. EasySense Data Logging Range Science Data... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am GMT
CTL 1

11:00am GMT

Science Rocks II T72
Come and learn how to be an educational YouTuber. I'll cover a range of ideas for using self-made videos in the classroom and how to produce your own short films using an iPad/iPhone and iMovie.

Speakers
avatar for James Rolfe

James Rolfe

Assistant Principal, Judgemeadow Community College
I am a science teacher and wannabe rock star based in the East Midlands. I have been teaching for 15 years and one of the biggest improvements in my practice came about when I began to video short demonstrations, using the camera app on my phone, for use in class. I also upload these... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm GMT
Chadwick Rotbalt LT

11:00am GMT

BYOD: Bring Your Own Device for a practical science lesson W58
BYOD data logging- Changing the way students gather and analyse data. Bring your device along with Vernier Graphical Analysis App downloaded.

For links to the app please see https://www.inds.co.uk/education/data-logging/software/graphical-analysis-4/

Proposers
avatar for Instrument Direct Services

Instrument Direct Services

IDS Education
IDS Education are passionate about data logging and how it is used within an education context. With over 15 years experience of helping schools get the most out of this technology, we believe we are able to offer the right solutions backed up by a comprehensive support package. With... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dan Roberts

Dan Roberts

Sales and Technical Manager, IDS Education
Over the past 14 years I have worked in the field of data acquisition and sensing. Both in Industry and Education, from primary to graduates and field engineer to cutting edge research. I have an appetite for measuring all sorts both in my personal and work life, whether it’s keeping... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm GMT
Guild of Students Mandela Room
  11-19

2:00pm GMT

Modelling Integrated in Dutch Physics (Science) Curriculum W74
Modelling of Physics (Science) concepts is currently used in Dutch Physics, Chemistry and Biology Education. Students can create, adapt and simulate with these computer models to increase their knowledge and to prepare themselves for higher education (University). Modelling is a mandatory part of the students’ final exam.

Proposers
avatar for Ton Ellermeijer

Ton Ellermeijer

Director, CMA
- use of technology in science education - modeling environment - teacher preparation - datalogging

Speakers
avatar for Norbert van Veen

Norbert van Veen

Physics Pedagogy and Robotics, Fons Vitae High School & CMA - Amsterdam
Norbert van Veen, MSc. (male) is a CMA employee concerned with physics education and pedagogy. I am a teacher trainer in the field of robotics, ICT use and physics pedagogy. I also work as a physics and science teacher in Amsterdam. Former activities include working on projects at... Read More →


Friday January 5, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm GMT
Maths 1st Floor PC
  11-19

3:00pm GMT

Making Effective Use of Image Capture, 3D & VR in the Science Lab W86
Various devices can be employed to capture images of scientific investigations in field studies and in the laboratory. This interactive session aims to discuss methods of making effective use of these images in presentations, reports, and peer to peer collaborations. Participants are asked to download the free Nearpod app onto their mobile device before attending the session. https://nearpod.com/

Here is the link to the presentation. 

https://share.nearpod.com/vsph/PzHk6qDuMu

 

Speakers

Friday January 5, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm GMT
Chadwick Barkla LT
  11-19

3:00pm GMT

Wonderful & Useful Animation for Teaching Organic Chemistry T107
A visual tour of a major collection of animated screens to teach about reaction mechanisms, isomerism, resonance, inductive effects and almost every topic taught at ages 15-18 years. The collection was made for exams in the UK, Singapore, Norway and the International Baccalaureate.

Speakers
avatar for Roger Frost

Roger Frost

author, Organic Chemistry Animation
Roger Frost is a writer of teaching materials for science education. Now nearing retirement, his speciality is in the use of dataloggers and computers. For many years he wrote for newspapers such as the Times Educational Supplement and The Guardian.


Friday January 5, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm GMT
Maths Forsyth
  Post-16

4:00pm GMT

CANCELLED Simulations, Models and Animations for Big Ideas in Science T119
Due to circumstances beyond our control, this session has been cancelled.

Speakers
avatar for David Tymm

David Tymm

Managing Director, Sunflower Learning Ltd

Exhibitors
avatar for Sunflower Learning

Sunflower Learning

Sunflower for Science is a suite of online software that helps students of all abilities engage with difficult scientific concepts in a way that’s clear, interesting and memorable.


Friday January 5, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm GMT
Maths 1st Floor PC
  11-19
 
Saturday, January 6
 

9:30am GMT

BBC Micro:bit in the Lab W102
In this hands-on workshop, we will construct a device to measure soil moisture from just a pair of nails and BBC micro:bit. Once calibrated against different soils samples we will then connect a water pump to make an automated plant-watering system. All apparatus, instructions and code provided.

The BBC micro:bit has a few on-board sensors which we can access to create a simple sensor, with an output on the LED display. Taking this a little further there is a simple data-logging app for iOS and Android that connects via Bluetooth and will collect and graph real-time data from the accerometers, magnetometer or temperature sensor of the BBC micro:bit. I will provide a quick demonstration of these features before moving on to the main activity.

Taking things a step further still, it is possible to construct your own sensors for experients in the school lab. All secondary schools were sent a set of BBC microbits so hopfully most schools will have access to these. If not, then they are relatively inexpensive to purchase. In this workshop we will learn how to connect a pair of nails to inputs on the BBC mirco:bit using standard lab equipment and write some simple code to create a device to test the moisture level of soil in a plant pot. After calibrating our sensor against some different soil samples we will then add a small water pump to the output of the BBC micro:bit to create an automated plant-watering system. 

We will be using a kit that has been kindly loaned to us for this session by Science Scope. Detials of which you can find here here

 

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Scott

Jonathan Scott

Edech Consultant and Trainer, Jonathan Scott
With 22 years teaching experience, including 11 years as Head of Science in a large Gloucestershire comprehensive school, I have a wealth of experience in applying technology to the classroom. Working with Apple Education for three years, I supported the development of teaching staff... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am GMT
CTL 1

10:00am GMT

Virtual Reality in the Science Classroom S34
From diving in a submarine to polar science, learn how virtual reality can provide an exciting and engaging ‘real STEM’ context to your curriculum delivery.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop

Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop

Digital Explorer
Educator and expedition-leader, Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop recognised the need to narrow the gap between science and his students. In 2004, he began experimenting with the use of technology in the classroom to find ways to spark his pupils’ imaginations. By 2007, he founded Digital Explorer... Read More →

Exhibitors
avatar for Digital Explorer

Digital Explorer

Digital Explorer
Digital Explorer designs and runs STEM and Global Citizenship education programmes, which make use of virtual exchange, live broadcast and virtual reality. These technologies create classroom encounters that widen young people’s world view. Learning is further underpinned by an... Read More →



Saturday January 6, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am GMT
Chadwick Rotbalt LT
  11-19  FE & Skills  Primary

11:40am GMT

iPads, Bluetooth, Datalogging REPEATED W135
Learn how to connect and use your Bluetooth Datalogger with Ipads, Androids, PCs. A hands-on session to explore collecting and sharing data.

Speakers
BH

Barry Hawkins

Data Harvest

Exhibitors
avatar for Data Harvest Group

Data Harvest Group

Sales Director, Data Harvest Group Ltd.
Worldwide suppliers of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math equipment (STEM) for over 35 years; whether it's hardware or software, Data Harvest offers multi award-winning, high quality, innovative and affordable educational solutions. EasySense Data Logging Range Science Data... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 11:40am - 12:40pm GMT
Rendall S10
  Primary

12:00pm GMT

Tuition with a Conscience: Levelling the field with tech T145
Private tuition is elitist, unfair and ripe for disruption - data-driven software and technology can support teaching and improve student performance, levelling the playing field.

Speakers
avatar for Murray Morrison

Murray Morrison

Founder, Tassomai
I built Tassomai to help students achieve more in science, grow in confidence and excel in exams. The idea was to use the approaches long-used by athletes and musicians to master their art, and apply these strategies to revision and learning. My background as a professional musician... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm GMT
Chadwick Rotbalt LT

12:30pm GMT

CANCELLED Programming Robots in Python W124
Unfortunately this session can no longer be run (the presenter is currently stuck in the US thanks to bad weather).  If you would be interested in hearing more about the topic please email L.A.Dennis@liverpool.ac.uk

Speakers
avatar for Louise Dennis

Louise Dennis

Knowledge Exchange Support Officer, University of Liverpool
Presenting the University of Liverpool's free resources for programming Raspberry Pi based robots in Python.

Sponsors
avatar for University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool

University of Liverpool


Saturday January 6, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm GMT
Maths G03
  11-19

3:35pm GMT

iPads, Bluetooth, Datalogging REPEATED W133
Learn how to connect and use your Bluetooth Datalogger with Ipads, Androids, PCs. A hands-on session to explore collecting and sharing data.

Speakers
BH

Barry Hawkins

Data Harvest

Exhibitors
avatar for Data Harvest Group

Data Harvest Group

Sales Director, Data Harvest Group Ltd.
Worldwide suppliers of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math equipment (STEM) for over 35 years; whether it's hardware or software, Data Harvest offers multi award-winning, high quality, innovative and affordable educational solutions. EasySense Data Logging Range Science Data... Read More →


Saturday January 6, 2018 3:35pm - 4:35pm GMT
Rendall S10
  Primary