Writer Rob Carpenter Illustrator NA Publisher Bloomsbury Education (18 Oct. 2018) Ages NA Buy a Manifesto for Excellence in Schools – https://amzn.to/2zrZGCN Learning by trial and error is how I learned pretty much all of my IT skills, it’s how I’ve taught myself to play the piano, and it’s an approach I have steadfastly […]
Writer Alex Williams & Eric Trum Illustrator Alex Williams Publisher Half Man Half Octopus Ages 6-11ish Buy Arthur Klump Here – https://amzn.to/2BqqJj7 Arthur Klump’s adventure is clearly written by someone who understands children. The story is fantastical without being unrelatable, there are unobtrusive science lessons built into the story, and it is genuinely hilarious. […]
Writer Andrea Beaty Illustrator David Roberts Publisher Abrams Ages 4+ Buy Rosie Revere Here – https://amzn.to/2RMPdbZ Rosie may seem quiet during the day, but at night she’s a brilliant inventor of gizmos and gadgets who dreams of becoming a great engineer. When her great-great-aunt Rose (Rosie the Riveter) comes for a visit and mentions […]
The criminals of today are the same as those of 30 years ago – they just have better weapons. The scale of cyber crime is truly staggering: data breaches in the US exceeded 6 million records in the first half of 2016 alone.
You cannot imagine my delight when I first laid eyes on LEGO’s new Ideas Women of NASA play set. It includes Margaret Hamilton, one of the foremost names in Computer Science. She was the lead Apollo flight software engineer, and someone whose story I would frequently pull out of the hat when preaching to students […]
I’ve complained about gender inequality in STEM subjects (or rather, the shoddy attempts to combat it) before. This is the Mr Men/Little Miss empire’s attempt to empower young girls and make the STEM world appealing.
It’s a reflection of living in a virtual world that we spend so much time on the World Wide Web. We can conduct our whole lives on there, whether we’re shopping, socialising, gaming, job hunting – even dating.