Topic outline

  • Topic 1

    Stem belongs to everyone

    It involves

    Joined up thinking


    Authentic problems

    Authentic coding

    Thinking processes

    Involving a whole school approach; belongs to noone and everyone

    • Topic 2

      Set clear goals

      • Topic 3

        You have to all share the vision

        • Topic 4

          You need a proper infrastructure

          • Topic 6

            Set the culture early

            • Topic 7

              Make it ubiquitous

              "Late last year this photograph of children looking at their smartphones by Rembrandt’s ‘The Night Watch’ in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam started doing the rounds on the web. It quickly became viral. It was often accompanied by outraged, dispirited comments such as “a perfect metaphor for our age”, “the end of civilisation” or “a sad picture of our society”. Only they weren’t.

              It turns out that the Rijksmuseum has an app that, among other things, contains guided tours and further information about the works on display. As part of their visit to the museum, the children, who minutes earlier had admired the art and listened attentively to explanations by expert adults, had been instructed to complete an assignment by their school teachers, using, among other things, the museum’s excellent smartphone app. 

              • Topic 8

                Form PL groups

                • Topic 9

                  Explosion diagram

                • Topic 10

                  A sample road map

                  • Topic 11

                    Scratch : introduction to Computational Thinking

                    to box

                        repeat 4[ fd 100 rt 90]


                    • Topic 12

                      Model making


                      Joining, attatching and working materials

                      Using tools



                      3d printers

                      • Topic 13

                        Technical Graphics

                        Using packages that enable you to use 3d printers etc

                      • Topic 14


                        Simple circuits


                        Using a soldering iron

                        • Topic 15


                          A journey into maker space
                          • Topic 16

                            Python and Raspberry Pi

                            • Topic 17

                              Projects and competitions

                              • Topic 19

                                Maker faires

                                • Topic 20

                                  Shaloni's makerspace