TES 16 March 2012

TES 16 March 2012

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

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Romeo and Juliet in Baghdad

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Recommended


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  • Teachers discuss the religious undertones of Romeo and Juliet; why not share your analysis.

Maths -

Finding a way in

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  • If you're having trouble getting students interested in algebra take a look at this conversation on the TES Maths forums on how to make algebra fun

In the Spotlight - Maths…in a nutshell


Resource of the Week

  • Murder most mathematical Whieldon's mini murder mystery offers an entertaining way to delve deep into the world of coordinates.

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Science

Stars in their eyes


Follow Andrew Locher onTwitter @GreenAPLEd

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  • Who is the greatest scientific investigator of all time? Copernicus and Galileo are pitted against each other in a BBC quiz show
  • Explore the differences between our neighbouring planets with Cressida-bowden's solar system top trumps
  • For all your astronomy needs, from Ptolemy to the Big Bang, Solene_01 covers it, in a lengthy presentation

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In the Spotlight - Finding the right path

Correcting students' scientific misconceptions can be harder than quantum equations, but Britannica has launched Pathways Science –an online interactive platform focusing on the 10 topics that students have historically found most confusing.

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Resource of the Week

  • Mixing for Martians - Create the perfect alien soup – and teach KS2 students how to separate simple ingredients - in rebnewt's active science lesson

English

It's good to criticise


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  • What would you include in a whole school literacy policy? That's the hot topic of conversation going on in the TES English forum this week.

Resource of the week

  • Alphabet Paintings - Vocab Hunt - Turn your drab classroom walls into murals of wonder that will have pupils gazing for hours as they develop their vocabulary with Mike Wilkes' alphabet paintings

In the Spotlight: A Literary Lottery

The Clore Duffield foundation is offering a 3rd round of grants totalling £1 million to support nationwide poetry and literature projects for children and young people. For full details and to apply

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Humanities/Citizenship

Shoots of growth

Find out about the RHS Special Educational Needs family gardening project

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In the Spotlight: An hour of darkness

Earth Hour Day (31 March) is the largest environmental event in history.

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Resource of the Week - River Deep


Music

Sounds like progress

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  • Do you have techno-phones among your classroom composers? Why not try Old Guit's last minute top tips for Cubasis

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  • Can you offer any recommendations of good music software for a GCSE group, a music teacher wants to know how best to spend their budget in the TES Music forum.

Resource of the Week - Cheep Craft


In the Spotlight - Coloured Kindles

  • Need ideas to help dyslexic learners? Ttrb offers tonnes of advice in their report
  • Help pupils read for meaning with languageishearttosay's Wigit story activity

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To find out more about some of the programs and resources mentioned here, why not try the following links?


Links to software for classroom use


Modern Foreign Languages

Graphs and graft

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Resource of the Week

One for me, one for you


In the Spotlight

Telling Tales