Archive for March, 2011

Yep! It’s all true! If you book you place to our future workshops in Gloucestershire you will receive the kit shown at the workshop for free directly to your school! Each workshop was designed to develop excellent teaching and learning resources by the Optoelectronics College (The Rank Prize Fund) and as a result the ASE is funding this project for schools in England who wish to take part. Booking is very simple, just email Maria Charlton ( and tell her which of the workshops below you would like to attend. You can obviously come to both, especially because they cover different topics and you get two different kits, but please remember that you get one kit per school from each event even if you send more than one delegate!

  • Vision and Displays (High School for Girls, Denmark Rd, Gloucester, GL1 3JN), 5th April 2011, 16.30 to 18.30
  • Solar Batteries (Pate’s Grammar School Princess Elizabeth Way, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 0HG), 14th June 2011, 16.30 to 18.30

Please download the following leaflets to get more information about these workshops and the equipment ASE will send to your school after the event!

Optoelectronics Flyer

Optolectronics workshops

I was really surprised and pleased to receive an invitation from two personal heroes of mine, Tim and Moby, after I pointed @BrainPOP_UK towards my Blog post “Blowing Head“, which generated much discussion and constructive feedback from so many of you who still follow my waffle on this Blog 😉
Apparently BrainPOP UK was looking for some resources to go with their Starship BrainPOP, their space focussed collection of topics, and they asked me to put something together along the lines of my two recent Blog posts about unprotected bodies in space. It was great fun to think about some activities for this task and I have to admit I wouldn’t have made it without the kind contributions of all the people who posted, or emailed comments, links and were willing to share their knowledge and opinions, so thanks to you all.
Anyway, I think the resources came out quite nice and there should be plenty of opportunities for learners to develop thinking and think critically. You can find these resources I made on BrainPOP Talk here.
Please let me know what you think of them.