The Gender-Equality Paradox in STEM

The Gender-Equality Paradox in STEM

The 11th of February was the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. An important day for promoting women and girls who have done and are doing great things in this field. It’s a day that encourages us to reflect on what’s being done to promote STEM to girls...
It’s Time to Raise The Bar And Narrow The Gap

It’s Time to Raise The Bar And Narrow The Gap

In my first teaching job, I worked in a school that had the goal of raising the bar, and narrowing the gap. Through the persistence and hard work of students and teachers, and the support of parents we were able to start achieving this ambitious goal. But this is not...
Are You A Bystander Or An Upstander?

Are You A Bystander Or An Upstander?

If you noticed someone being harassed or isolated in your community because others perceived them as different, would you walk on by or do something about it? That’s the question Journeys In Film ask in a new educational video produced by MakeMatic to mark the 25th...
Why Educators Need to Be On LinkedIn

Why Educators Need to Be On LinkedIn

I recently conducted a poll on Twitter asking educators whether they were on LinkedIn. To my surprise 60 % of the respondents said that they were on it.  Why was I surprised? In my experience, primary and secondary educators do not use LinkedIn in the same way that...
Makematic Does Urban Digital Futures

Makematic Does Urban Digital Futures

Last week Makematic got to play host to 100+ young people from across Belfast at a special event on digital skills and the workplace. The event was the latest in our year-long programme with Belfast City Council. Full press release below Need to match students to...