TES 8 June 2012

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TES 8 June 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.

Science comes full circle


Recommended

  • Key stage 1: Skin and bones -Delve deep inside the human body with salaford's my body interactive big book.
  • Key stage 2: Windy city - Get students experimenting with propellers with United States Department of Energy's wind turbine blade design project.
  • Key stage 3: Gravity tricks - Make students stare in wonder with mad.scientist's video showing a penny and feather falling in a vacuum.
  • Key stage 4: Humpty Dumpty had a great fall - He fell off a wall, but could he survive skydiving? Elliehowarth's exciting lesson gets students creating parachutes to transport boiled eggs.
  • Key stage 5: Central challenge - Explore the centre of gravity through a number of challenges in a presentation frompand.

What a wasted talent

Jonny Griffiths

What else?

  • If you're looking for a handy revision aid to push high achievers try GillianAngus' comprehensive pack
  • Alternatively mathsbank.co.uk has a range of A-Level questions with solutions to prepare them for exam day.

See what the TES Community have to say

  • Maths teachers are discussing Ofsted's recently released 'Mathematics: made to measure report'. It would be fair to say they're not very impressed – what are your views?

In the spotlight - On the right track


Resource of the week - Invest in the best


Spark a real reaction


For lesson plans with a hook try Simon Porter's activities on TES, from burning socks to speed limit statistics there's plenty of exciting ideas to make sure students never say 'I learnt nothing' at the end of a class again.

KatieBall also shares a number of intriguing experiments to spark scientific interest in every student.

What else?


See what the TES Community have to say

  • There's chat about what courses to offer next year in light of the changes to exams

Resource of the week

Twig

TWIG covers a wide range of Science topics designed for 7-16 year old learners.


In the spotlight - Science stars

  • Georgia Harris' comprehensive guide brings filmmaking into the science classroom by getting students to present their knowledge through documentary.


Collaboration is the key


What else?

  • Adam Webster shares a video tutorial on PB Works
  • Alternatively read his article on English 2.0 for more ideas to prepare your students for the 21st century workplace.

See what the TES Community have to say


Resource of the week - Writing worthy of Wordsworth

  • Creative writing can be a challenging task – encouraging imagination while applying correct punctuation and grammar. David Howarth shares a handy guide to help bring life to students' stories.

In the spotlight - Barmy about the Bard

TES has 10 copies of Coriolanus (now out on Blu-ray and DVD) to win on DVD. The first ten correct entries will win.

Q: What is the name of Ralph Fiennes' actor brother who starred in 'Shakespeare in Love'? a) John b) Joseph or c) Julian.

Send your answer, and contact details


Back to the future

Visit the Time tour website or contact the education office for school bookings.
Phone 0844 5678 666

What else?


See what the TES Community have to say

  • Pupils are crying out to go on a school trip to Russia; do you have any advice for a teacher on planning such an ambitious trip?

Resource of the week

Tackling homophobia - Homophobia: Let's Tackle It!


In the spotlight - Fair trade for farmers

Do your students hate their school uniform? Now they can redesign a new one while benefiting poor farmers with a new competition from Fairtrade Foundation. For more resources including videos, lesson plans and images check out their profile on TES. More information about Fairtrade Cotton Uniform of the Future Competition


Digital scavenger hunt

What else?

  • Make your whole school an inclusive environment with a guide from Mayer-Johnson.
  • For a creative digital camera activity get pupils snapping shots of their local community with Mission:Explore's adventure lesson

See what the TES Community have to say

  • Is there less support for children with numeracy difficulties than there is for those with literacy problems? That's the topic for debate in the TES SEN forum

Resource of the week - Sucking them in


Check out the Dyson Foundation's profile on TES


In the spotlight - Singing in unison

Singer / songwriter Howard Jones' song Building Our Own Future will unite young people across the globe this summer as the focus of a new project called Voices around the World.


Body and mind in tune

Tanya can be contacted through her website

What else?



See what the TES Community have to say


In the spotlight - Hit the deck


In the spotlight - European Championships

Football fever kicks off in Poland and the Ukraine today (8 June) as teams from across Europe are pitted against each other in a bid to become European champion. Celebrate the sport, the contest and the countries with some language activities.



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