TES 9 March 2012

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

TES 9 March 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.

12 March

What else?

Share a memory of the Commonwealth over the past 60 years- get students creating a memory montage of a time gone by and contribute to the Jubilee Commonwealth Time Capsule

Recommended

  • Key stage 1: Magical Mystery Tour - Jump on the magic bus and travel round the world with amz1989's explorative geography activity.
  • Key stage 2: Melting Pot - Explore the merging cultures in Britain – a legacy of the vast Empire; celebrate the diverse foods, languages and music found in our country today with this lesson from TheHamiltonTrust
  • Key stage 3: Getting to know you - An extensive resource site by the Royal Commonwealth Society covers diversity, development and democracy, before asking students what they can do to make the world of the Commonwealth a good place for the future.
  • Key stage 4: Royal Britannia - Was the British Empire good or bad? Start a class debate with this introduction from alainechristian
  • Key stage 5: Mo nante yooo - Before the Europeans came…what was life in the Niger like? Explore the different pre-colonization cultures of Western Africa withMike Stallard's information and discussion pack.

See what the TES Community have to say

  • Have you taught in a Commonwealth country? How did your UK qualification fare over there? One teacher is looking for advice on this – can you help? Share your experiences.

Maths -

Tricks and treats

To learn more about Minibridge contact Matt Betts (EBU) at Matt@ebu.co.uk

What else?

  • For some Easter-themed maths game play, try bevevans' egg collection activity
  • Or go digital with your gaming and unite Mario and Maths together, with a lesson plan from Jan Webb
  • If games aren't your thing, but you still want to get active in the classroom – get creative with maths hats from rach6ye

See what the TES Community have to say

  • Maths teachers are questioning Gove's aim that every student should leave school with a C grade in Maths and English. Is it really achievable, join the debate?in the TES Maths forum.

Resource of the Week

  • Triumphal Top TrumpersLaura.reeshughes has shared a huge number of activities to motivate maths students, from top trumps to bingo games, check out her TES profile.

What else?

A NZ holiday inspires tailor-made maths revision


Science

Sing a song of study


Dan Roberts is Deputy Headteacher at Saltash.net Community School. You can follow him on twitter@chickensaltash or by reading his blog: http://chickensaltash.edublogs.org

What else?


See what the TES Community have to say

  • In the TES Science forum we've got a teacher who has put a shout out for good ideas for science assemblies can you help?

In the Spotlight - Science Super Stars

The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Fair, held at Birmingham NEC, will host the competition which sees budding scientists (aged 11-18) with a flair for the mechanic, mathematic and inventive present their own STEM projects at exhibition, alongside big household names.


What else?


Resource of the Week


English

It feels so real


Special offer for TES readers!

  • Register on EMCDownload to get £10 off Arctic Adventure (usual price £49.50), using the following code: TES2_Arctic. This offer is open until 19 March 2012

What else?

  • Go back in time with EnglishHeritage's cross-curricula simulation – what was it like living as a child during the Blitz?
  • We often dream of the key to the door - with gigabite's magic key pupils can fall into realms of fantasy by exploring their imagination
  • Help pupils find new ways to communicate – step into the myths of Ancient Greece with missueckermann's improvisation lesson

See what the TES Community have to say

  • There's controversial debate in the TES English forum about whether or not we should be replacing of Mice and Men with something 'a bit more inspiring'...

Resource of the week

  • Crossing the T's - Use crosswords to make home revision more fun for students and parents alike

In the Spotlight: 'The lunatic, the lover, and the poet'

The Globe is leaving home to tour the Middle East over the next two weeks – visiting theatres in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Enthuse students about the Elizabethan bard with their interactive website

What else?


Humanities/Geography

A Room with a View

Quick and easy ideas for developing a sense of place.

What else?

  • For a fieldwork foray Mission:Explore (M:Ex) turn observing and exploring into an exciting mission.
  • Help pupils to understand their place in their work with s0402433's extensive 'my surroundings' scheme of work

See what the TES Community have to say

  • There's discussion amongst geography teachers on Gove's proposal to make the study of geography compulsory until at least 16. What do you think?

In the Spotlight: Putting the 'fun back into lunch'

Kingsmill with the national school partnership have created a number of lessons to spark pupil's interest in what they eat.

What else?


In the Spotlight - Activate for Easter


D&T

Your best angle

What else?

  • Need a detailed, step-to-step guide to disseminate analysis skills to all? Try a box of goodies from JamesDysonFoundation
  • For a quick, visual activity to warm up an analysis lesson, try pmsims' starter
  • Students looking for stimuli to get started with product analysis? Trevulate shares some colourful prompt cards

See what the TES Community have to say

  • There are a couple of interesting discussions going on in the TES D&T forum. One teacher wants to know if you're required to teach all areas of D&T at KS3.
  • And there's debate on what is the most beautiful product ever made? Is it the Lamborghini Muira, Ducati motorcycles, Philippe Starke's lemon squeezer...

Resource of the Week - PowerPoint Dirge


In the Spotlight - Olympics on Display

  • Get pupils developing research skills with bevevans22's Olympics Challenge, from the Berlin Olympics to Britain Olympians – there's plenty to find out about
  • Tpet.co.uk shares a number of Ancient Olympics posters to get your display started

Modern Foreign Languages

The social network

Isabelle Jones blog

What else?


See what the TES Community have to say


Resource of the Week

Memory Against Forgetting


In the Spotlight

Le Jour de la Francophonie