Links to resources, events and reviews featured in TES this week - 18 January 2013

Links to resources, events and reviews featured in TES this week

18 January 2013

Links to resources, events and reviews featured in TES this week

Education needs to plug into Web 2.0


Brian Cox in your classroom

Join scientist and TV presenter Brian Cox Big Bang Live where he’ll work with pupils to help them learn about planets.

Essay writing toolkit

Mike Gershon’s PowerPoint is packed with ideas to develop pupils’ essay writing skills.

Date for your diary: National Storytelling Week

National Storytelling Week (26 Jan – 2 Feb) is a great excuse to inject some creativity into your classroom.

Assembly of the week: Stop smoking

  • Fab773’s PowerPoint shows pupils how much smoking can cost them – financially and health wise.
  • For an assembly for every day of the term, see the TES Assembly a day collection.

Top 10 Floor and screen turtles

Try these resources to help you, when you're teaching with robots in class. .

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Spotlight on…

For more resources, take a look at the TES Martin Luther King Jr. collection.

Switched-off learning

What else?

  • If you’re thinking of introducing technology into the classroom, check out dave_orritt’s article on iPads in schools.
  • For some creative ideas for whole school ICT plans, try Alfred Cole McChora’s comprehensive scheme of work.

Give pupils the big picture

What else?

  • Gerwyn Bish’s PowerPoint gives pupils a thorough introduction to DNA and there’s a Dingbats quiz to finish.
  • Fascinate pupils with millthorpeschool’s interesting DNA facts. Did you know humans share 50% of their DNA pattern with bananas?

A curriculum for the future

What else?

  • Try chadders07’s tutorial to get you started with Scratch programming software.
  • LitProfSuz explains why blogging is a great way to communicate with pupils, in this presentation.

Then and now

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Shopping en francais

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At our fingertips

What else?

  • Help pupils get the best out of search engines, with this helpful poster from Google.
  • Try the TES web research collection, packed with activities to help pupils find the facts they need.

The Holocaust on film

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