TES 17 August 2012

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

TES 17 August 2012

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

For your ease of use, all the links to items featured in the Resources section of the magazine are now accessible from this web page. Either use the links below to access subject areas or scroll down the page.

Caught in a web of jargon

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  • Key stage 1: Teaching teachers - Help pupils improve their big writing by refreshing teachers' skills with a training presentation from Literacy Miss
  • Key stage 2: Up-level - Get pupils writing super, splendid, scintillating sentences with dillsage's popular game
  • Key stage 3: Testing, testing - EstJam's big grammar quiz could help your students write clearly
  • Key stage 4: SPG - Show students why spelling, punctuation and grammar are important with this entertaining PowerPoint by dognosh
  • Key stage 5: Finding words - Introduce language acquisition with TESEnglish's thorough lesson.

Background research

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  • Get started with some images of maths in art, news and real life with andrewchambers' maths displays
  • Or use Len Cooper's numbers in nature images to introduce the Fibonacci sequence

See what the TES Community have to say

  • One teacher wants to know exactly what the multiplication symbol means mathematically. Can you help?

In the spotlight - Numbers on film


Resource of the week - Thinking time

  • Add a little sunshine to the classroom with Ryan Smailes' maths puzzles

Expert choice


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In the spotlight - Inside look at the animal kingdom


Resource of the week - Punk your science

  • Punk Science brings live-action science and comedy to the classroom screen, from TES partner Science Museum Learning
  • For a musical start to your lesson try the 'Nanotechnology song' a jolly track explaining a complex science topic in an easy and entertaining format.

Active not passive


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  • Teachers are naming their literary heroes in the TES English forum. Shakespeare, Coleridge, Austen and Oscar Wilde are on the list already… who would you add?

Resource of the week - Pronounce on the internet

  • Teachers can monitor and test pupils' language practise with online programme Fluency tutor

In the Spotlight - All the world's a stage

  • Globe Education is one of the latest partners of TES Resources and has expanded and revised its Discovery Space - an impressive online resource – to offer behind the scenes insights into rehearsing, producing and staging productions, together with archive and current information on shows for students and teachers. You'll also find academic papers here, and links to further information.

A route to the future

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Some useful mapping links:


In the spotlight - Carbon footprint

  • New GreenTV short film campaigns for changes in the way we think about climate change

Resource of the week - Price tag of life

  • Helena Handbasket questions whether we can put a price on life in an interactive quiz

Musical sleuth

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Resource of the week - Forever blowing bubbles

  • The bubbles lesson packs with audio CDs and CD-Roms for KS1 and upper KS2 are full of ideas to incorporate music and theatre into topic work across the curriculum from the Tudors to light and electricity.

In the spotlight - Paralympic future

Students offered the chance to play in regional and national table cricket games thanks to the Macquarie National Competition.



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Plus ça change

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In the spotlight - Olé, Olé!


Resource of the week - Introducing Italian

If you are starting the new year by introducing a new language to students, try these colourful interactive resources: