Monthly Archives: January 2011

Bringing the www into the classroom

You may have seen pieces from BBC education or in the TES about the use of ICT and websites in schools. There’s an interesting article on the BBC site ( that talks more about this and I thought it was … Continue reading

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New Inventor-in-Residence at Dovecote

Dear all, this is just a quick post to confirm what many of you may have heard. Dovecote Lab_13 has a new member of staff, Bryson Gore. He is taking over from Emma who was the Scientist-in-Residence with a slightly … Continue reading

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Google Science Fair video

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Lab_13 in the news

Thought you all might like to see the Nottingham Evening Post story on Dovecote’s Lab_13, and a special mention to Bowbridge and our Texas visitors too!

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VISION article

Article in Issue 12 of FutureLab’s Vision publication: The Future of Science Education by Professor John Holman (p.6-8). Baroness Susan Greenfield: ‘Children need time to experiment, to play around and get things wrong, to go up and down blind alleys’ … Continue reading

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Edible Schoolyard

A short video on a project where young people grow and cook their own food:

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The Tinkering Studio website

Dear all – HNY here is a link to the Tinkering studio website at the Exploratorium in San Francisco.. it has a list of activities, including marble runs, light play and painting, circuit boards; plus artists and other ideas. … Continue reading

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Parental involvement

Interesting conversation on LinkedIn about getting parents involved: Redefining parental involvement in schools and after school programs.

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