Category: Podcast

  • Breakthrough Technologies III: Graphics Tablets

    Breakthrough Technologies III: Graphics Tablets

    Dr David Boyce returns to share his solution to a dilemma: how do you bring your classroom up to date digitally, but avoid all your students disappearing down the internet rabbit hole.

  • Breakthrough Technologies in Physics Teaching: Exploring AI with Dr. David Boyce

    Breakthrough Technologies in Physics Teaching: Exploring AI with Dr. David Boyce

    The second in our trilogy of breakthrough technologies in Physics teaching, Dr David Boyce takes us on a journey through AI, its possibilities and how he has used it. Sharp eyed listeners will note that the title of this podcast does not match the episode art. This is becuase AI renamed the episode for us……

  • 3D Printing

    3D Printing

    Polymath Dr David Boyce joins Thomas and Robin to discuss the first of three potentially transformative developments in physics education… can 3d printing help you teach physics?

  • CanSat

    CanSat

    Thomas talks to Rosie McTavish about CanSat: a competition that puts the ‘super’ in super-curricular. What a way to get students engaged.

  • Ways to Teach… Atomic Physics

    Ways to Teach… Atomic Physics

    We talk with Jackie Flaherty about how the Ogden SKPT programme approaches Atomic Physics. Ths course is broken down as follows and we use this as a structure for the podcast: At the end of the episode we finally inform the dear listener that we will be mothballing the podcast at the end of this…

  • What the Ogden Trust can do for you

    What the Ogden Trust can do for you

    If you are one of the heroes who wouldn’t call themself a physics teacher… but teach physics anyway, meet the Ogden Trust: their SKPT programme is designed to give you the professional recognition for your physics teaching!

  • GCSE Astronomy (via Teams)

    GCSE Astronomy (via Teams)

    GCSE Astronomy can be a great way to get enthusiasts hooked and can be more accessible than you think. William H joins us to make the case for a partnership approach to astronomy.

  • Don’t be scared of Ionising Radiation

    Don’t be scared of Ionising Radiation

    When it comes to emotive topics in physics teaching, radioactivity is up there. We have experienced colleagues who would refuse to work with school radioactive sources, even though there you generally encounter more risk while boiling a kettle. But you need to register, store and handle them properly or you could land your school with…

  • That Einstein Fellow

    That Einstein Fellow

    The US government wants to hear about physics teaching. So much so that they fund a Fellowship that takes a teacher to Washington DC so that they can inform education policy. Thomas meets with Michael Stewart, the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow 2023-24.

  • Chat(GPT)ting

    Chat(GPT)ting

    Everyone has been talking about it for a year or more so high time your finger-on-the-pulse physics teaching nuggets got to grips with ChatGPT (other AIs are available).