Young Scientist Named Time’s “Kid of the Year”

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 03 December 2020 > Webpicks

Gitanjali Rao from Colorado, won America’s Top Young Scientist 2017, for her innovative gadget to test for contaminants like lead in drinking water. She’s continuing her research to try to bring her test to market, while also working on cyberbullying and opoid addiction. She has also mentored 30,000 students, encouraging them to use science and … Continue reading “Young Scientist Named Time’s “Kid of the Year””

Fighting Bullying

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 31 October 2018 > Celebrate

Raise awareness about bullying in November. On the 8th it’s Anti-Bullying Day in French schools. And it’s Anti-bullying Week in the UK from 12 to 16 November. Both campaigns are putting a focus on cyberbullying. The theme for this year’s French Anti-Bullying Day is cyberbullying with sexist or sexual content. The main theme for Anti-bullying … Continue reading “Fighting Bullying”

Sandwiches, Skis and Self-Esteem

Posted by Speakeasy News > Monday 12 March 2018 > In the News

Sixteen-year-old Melbourne schoolgirl Jade Hameister loves a challenge, and she isn’t going to let sexist Internet trolls affect her ambitions. She recently set a polar record: she is the youngest person to achieve the “polar hat-trick” of skiing to both poles and across Greenland. When she reached the South Pole, she sent a feminist message … Continue reading “Sandwiches, Skis and Self-Esteem”

Taylor Swift: Reputation

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 17 November 2017 > Ready to Use

A new album by one of the most popular singer-songwriters in the world is big news. And the themes of Taylor Swift’s album Reputation is a great opportunity to discuss rumours, bullying and online security with your pupils. In this A2 article, some of your students will learn about Taylor Swift, while others will probably … Continue reading “Taylor Swift: Reputation”

No to Bullying

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 03 November 2016 > Webpicks

Thursday 3 November is anti-bullying day in French schools (Journée nationale “Non au harcèlement”) and 14-18 November is anti-bullying prevention week in the U.K. This selection of sites and videos from across the globe will help you broach this important subject in the classroom. The Education nationale’s Non au harcèlement site has excellent resources in … Continue reading “No to Bullying”