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Augmented Reality Funologists Networking Event

This week EdLab collected people from the Funologists network together to share ideas around augmented reality. Dee Vyas came along from MMU’s digital innovation to share their work on augmented reality. They use the free to download app Aurasma, and started by demonstrating an augmented image of penguins.

Dr Who Time-Traveller Primary School Project

A group of EdLab students planned and delivered a Time-Traveller Project to take the students of Broadoak Primary School on a historical journey through time. Students travelled back to Ancient Greece, took a tour around the 60s and leapt into the future aided by the Doctor, her companion and special friends. The pupils were shown […]

EdLab Students Support Poetry Together Trailblazer Event

EdLab students helped to create and deliver a poetry writing workshop for young and old. The initial challenge was to develop a workshop which could be delivered to the community in order to promote the university’s Poetry Together competition which aims to get under and over 18s writing poetry together!   EdLab students Joanne, Fleur, Taybah, […]

EdLab Spark: Create STEM-based activities for KEY Stage 3

Manchester Young Lives is a Pupil Referral Unit which deliver education to those excluded from mainstream school. They do this in their independent schools around Manchester. They think their students would really benefit from working with university students on some science, technology, engineering and/or maths activities. They are also open to any other offers. They […]

EdLab Challenge: Develop and Deliver Primary School Activities

A local primary school has asked if we could develop some math-based activities to deliver at their school during a Math Week. They would like something accessible to children from year 1 to 5. This could be great experience in developing and delivering a project in a friendly and local educational environment.

EdLab Spark: Create an activity for ‘Exceeding’ Early Years children

A school in the local area has a diverse mix of students from around the world, and they would like students to develop some activities for their Early Years provision: ‘We have some opportunities for students in our EY to build their experience/CV. We can be very flexible in terms of days, times, etc Helping in nursery or reception, […]

EdLab Spark: Develop Workshop Materials for Primary Schools

EdLab have been working closely with Dr Sam Illingworth to develop and deliver workshops in primary schools which mix science teaching with poetry. Students from the Faculty of Education have helped to deliver these sessions so far, and now we would like students to create online resources so that schools can deliver the session themselves […]

Reflecting on EdLab Experiences

This month’s reflection session had a focus on the foundation cohort’s report writing. Their reports give them a structure for articulating and analysing educational experiences such as those provided by EdLab.

EdLab Science Poetry Fizz Popping Again!

Today Edlab students and Dr Sam took our Science Poetry workshop to year 6 at St Wilfrid’s RC Primary School. Students Aiysha, Sonia and Chantelle from our foundation year supported the session as part of their EdLab project. They said that they were nervous about the session beforehand, but after supporting Dr Sam in delivering […]

EdLab Spark: Help Manchester Refugee Support Network with Education

Manchester Refugee Support Network (MRSN) Manchester Refugee Support Network (MRSN) is a grass-roots organisation directly managed by refugee communities for refugee communities. Our work focuses on the development of refugee organisations, advocacy, campaigns, advice and orientation. MRSN was set up in the mid-1990s by 8 refugee community organisations. It currently has 21 member organisations but […]

EdLab Spark: Create Resources to Help Parents Prepare their Children for School

We have teamed up with local primary school Divine Mercy to support them in engaging parents of children in the Early Years Foundation Stage. The school would like students to develop short video style resources to help parents in supporting their preschool and early years children with skills development; especially with literacy and numeracy. Recent […]

The 3 Rs: Reflecting, Redesigning & Representing EdLab Experiences

Our 3 Rs session is designed to give EdLab students the chance to reflect, redesign and represent their EdLab experience. Reflection was facilitated by discussing EdLab projects with the group. Within this session we had students who had worked on an education pack for a local theatre company, a science and poetry session for year […]

Y6 Pupils at Manchester Met Learning about Science through Poetry and Poetry through Science

This week EdLab worked with students and staff to challenge the boundaries between science and poetry with Y6 pupils from Rolls Crescent primary school. We worked with Manchester Met’s Science Communication lecturer Dr Sam Illingworth to run a creative education workshop mixing these diverse subject areas. The pupils were excited and enthusiastic about the opportunity […]

MMU Students support a Music and Coding workshop for kids at Half Term

Half-term can be a hard time for parents, especially on a drizzly Wednesday morning. At EdLab we were inspired by a call out from Hive Manchester to do half-term activities for young people. So this was one of many events that week. Mick from the EdLab team thought it was a good idea to test […]