Over 50,000 pupils and their families attended the Big Bang UK Scientist and Engineers Fair at the NEC during three days in March.
Over 120 organisations put on displays designed to thrill and inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.
The attendance figure for this annual event, now in its third year, was a record. In 2013 the Big Bang is due to be staged at Excel in London.
As part of its commitment to education and training, XYZ is staging open days for technicians, lecturers, and teachers and students.
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ICT Services provider to UK education, Stone, has developed the first long-term PC rental scheme to enable schools to invest in new ICT hardware via their revenue rather than capital budgets.
Boxford has moved into a brand new, high tech, purpose-built factory. Managing director Paul Barraclough said:” We needed a high tech building befitting the high tech products that we make and sell to educational establishments both in the UK and worldwide.”
The company’s new address is 100, Dewsbury Road, Elland, Halifax, West Yorkshire. Tel: 01422 324810 Fax: 01422 372503.Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.boxford.co,uk.
IT will remain a compulsory subject at all key stages and will continue to be taught at every stage of the curriculum.
This was stated by education secretary Michael Gove when he opened the BETT Show in January. However, he added that the Department of Education was opening a consultation on withdrawing the existing National Curriculum Programme of Study for ICT from this September.
A1 Technologies have just introduced a new 3 D printer, the Maxit, which they claim can be assembled from the kit within four hours. The Maxit is said to be extremely reliable and the kit is price at £995 and a complete 3D studio, including the Chameleon 3D Design and David 3D laser scanner as well as a Maxit, is available for under £2,000.
HPC Laser recently handed over a laser to Sarita Sharp and Annabel Ashwell of the Mandeville School, Aylesbury.
The laser was a prize for the winners of the HPC competition to find the school or college which made the strongest case for the FREE machine.
The winning school was chosen by Andrew Morton of ICHF, the organisers of the Design and Technology Show, based on their letter. The prize was presented by Chris Jacobs of HPC Laser.
In the light of proposed curriculum changes Eptsoft have added STEM software to its title for science, technology, engineering and maths.
This highly interactive software includes around a thousand topics ready for full screen IWB technology.
Developed to resemble a colourful interactive text book page on the screen, individual values can be inserted from traditional text book examples, enabling students to interactively explore the book’s topics in a more interesting and enjoyable way.
The Eptsoft STEM Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths V10 is available as a downloadable evaluation package on this website.
IWB market leader SMART Technologies has introduced the Podium 518 and 524 interactive pen displays which provide the functionality of a SMART board interactive whiteboard, optimised for individual use and enables teachers and lecturers to turn any classroom into an interactive collaboration space.
Because the tethered pen is the point of contact, users can rest their hand on the interactive display while writing notes or interacting with the content while the smooth tilt stand enables users to adjust the angle for a more natural writing experience.