A review of ‘22
As another year draws to a close, we take a look back at everything we have achieved in 2022.
Professor Rodney Scott is Chief Policy Advisor at Te Kawa Mataaho Public Service Commission, New Zealand, and Adjunct Professor at the University of New South Wales, Australia. He is also a recent contributor to a Futurum Careers resource exploring public policy. One of his tips to students is to “focus on making a difference. It is the impactful moments that I look back on and that keep me motivated,” he says.
Our educational resources are being used by teachers around the world. In 2022, our educational resources were downloaded 8,689 times from our website, 10,569 times from TES and 9,877 times from Teachers Pay Teachers.
The top three most downloaded articles from TES are:
- Victorian poems – A working class hero is something to be
- Algorithms and robots – The Superpower of swarms
- How do batteries work? – Energy storage in the 21st century
The top three most downloaded articles from Teachers Pay Teachers are:
- Living with climate change – Learning to live with less water
- Microplastic pollution: How bad is it and what can we do to solve it?
- How does our immune system work? – Making ill health in old age a thing of the past
- Data and communication in the world of the future
- Building a camera to see the first galaxies
- Bringing life back to Kenya’s grasslands
We have published 30 translated articles, in languages including French, Spanish, Portuguese, Zulu, Swahili, Bengali, Arabic and Mandarin, allowing our educational resources to be access by students around the world and to be used as resources for teaching foreign languages.
Not only that, but we are delighted to have received 53 reviews of our resources on Teachers Pay Teachers, all of which have been rated 4 and 5 stars.
In January, Scientix and STEM School Label invited teachers across Europe to vote for the most useful resource in the Scientix repository and have their favourite resource translated into 37 languages. Four resources were selected in total, two of which were from Futurum Careers:
- Using AI and computer science as a force for social good
- The ocean’s storage system: How plankton influences climate change
Looking ahead to 2023, we have started creating podcasts as an addition to our collection of articles, activity sheets, animations and PowerPoints. In our first episode, Professor Peter Gammon talks about electronics engineering. Keep an eye out for our next podcast, coming soon in January!
We are also excited to have given our branding a makeover and our resources now look better than ever. We can’t wait to share the next issue of our magazine. It will be published in January and full of inspirational research articles in our new design style – the perfect start to the new year!
We pleased that our educational resources inspire and motivate students to discover the wonderful world of research, and we are looking forward to seeing what 2023 has in store for us!