TES links 20 January 2012

TES 20 January 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.

7 February

200 years since the birth of Charles Dickens

What else?

  • TES Partner National Schools Partnership has created a resource pack: 'What the Dickens?'
  • BBC Learning Zone have created a collection of videos to celebrate Dickens' birthday.
  • 'A Hankering after Ghosts: Charles Dickens and the Supernatural' exhibition at the British Library, it's free and there are a number of lectures for students about the great British author throughout February. The exhibition runs till 4th March.

Recommended



Charles Dickens - Literary Competition


Maths -

Don't just sit there

Resource of the Week

  • Boiling Hot Algebra skills - An inspiring investigation that illustrates the day-to-day application of the word many students dread - "Algebra". From Amanda goddard

What else?


See what the TES Community have to say


In the Spotlight


Science

Ignorance is not bliss


What else?


Resource of the Week

  • Invigorating Investigating - The Royal Society's 'Invigorate' microsite spans a wide range of science topics divided by Key Stage and theme.

See what the TES Community have to say

Contributors to the TES Science forum often discuss how to make science lessons more exciting and interactive.


In the Spotlight

Frozen Oceans


English

The road to perdition


What else?


See what the TES Community have to say


Resource of the Week


What else?

TESiboard has a wealth of interactive Look and Read activities to enthuse learners about reading:



In the Spotlight - what the Dickens?


Humanities

Very superstitious

History

The Wellcome Collection deftly sum up two current exhibitions as collections of supernatural 'thank you's' and 'pleases.'

Mexican Miracle Paintings focuses on the devout practice in Mexico of presenting offerings at the shrines of selected saints for help and divine intervention at times of crisis.

Charmed Life, curated by artist Felicity Powell - features 400 charms and talismans collected by amateur folklorist Edward Lovett from the early 20th Century.


What else?

Explore evidence of local beliefs and traditions through QCDA_Resources lesson plans


See what the TES Community have to say



Partner Spotlight

Children of today, Journalists of tomorrow


In the Spotlight

Scott and Shackleton, a Century on…


Modern Foreign Languages

Exasperation stations

What else?

  • Get students away from Google translate and heading into the dictionary with knotty80's clear introduction to Dictionary skills
  • The Bexster's dictionary quiz
  • To avoid ever hearing 'summat' again, improve students' pronunciation confidence with Comberton Village College's Jollyphonics lesson
  • Give students a reason to be excited about French, get them engaged in the Culture with miss_moneypenny's quiz cards

See what the TES Community have to say


Contributor of the Week

Perfectly timed with the approach of the Chinese New Year, Liz_Fotheringham has uploaded a wealth of Chinese language resources.


Resource of the Week