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New look ASE learning resource site NOW LIVE!

7 November 2011

New look ASE learning resource site NOW LIVE!

TEACHERS now have even easier access to a wealth of innovative free material to enhance their teaching with today's launch of a newly-revamped ASE learning-resource website.

Schoolscience.co.uk has today unveiled a more user-friendly site, jam-packed with teaching resources, science and education news, giveaways and comprehensive events and competition listings.

ASE’s CEO Annette Smith said: “Schoolscience is a very important part of ASE’s offer to the science teaching profession.

“I am delighted about the new look and hope that teachers and resource providers will find it engaging and useful.”

True to its slogan “Where things never stand still”, the site’s contents are regularly revised and updated with information relevant to science education’s changing landscape.

New features, like the Education News section, have been created directly in response to teachers’ feedback on how they would like to see the website evolve.

Education News provides teachers with an easy way to keep up with the latest developments in science and education.

Kate Ardron, who picked up a Primary Science Teaching Award from the AstraZeneca Science Teaching Trust this year, is one of the users of the popular site.

As a Science Co-ordinator and Leader of Creativity and Innovation at Cullercoates Primary School in North Shields, she said: “As with all publications and web-based resources from the ASE, Schoolscience provides high quality, easily accessible, real and relevant resources that enable teachers and learners to enrich learning experiences in science.

“I think one of the most valuable elements to the site is the up-to-date, current and real life science, which is perfect for embedding Assessment Focus 2 opportunities, when planning and assessing science with APP in mind.”

Schoolscience also acts as a one-stop-shop for books, guides and useful web links for teachers. The dynamic site provides primary and secondary school teachers with ideas for lessons and projects to engage students, as well as variety for independent learning. Resources are produced by the experts, the Schoolscience partners, who neatly bring the science learnt at school into the real world.  

Mrs Ardron added:  “Resources are tailor-made for relevant age groups and match the needs of learners perfectly.

“Children love the interactivity of the site and the games and animations are of a very high quality.

"And most importantly, because the science content is researched, designed and collated by the ASE, you can be sure of the accuracy and quality of the science.

“I will continue to use this resource and always recommend it to colleagues and trainees in the schools I support in my role as an Advanced Skills Teacher in North Tyneside.”

The site’s Teacher Zone, where information on exams, courses, the curriculum and CPD can be found, has also been expanded.

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