TES links 27 April 2012

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

TES 27 April 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.



Recommended

  • Key stage 1: Junior explorers -Take students on a virtual galactic tour and look at the Earth from Outer Space in a lesson from mariyahali's.
  • Key stage 2: Earth V Jupiter - Explore the difference between weight and mass in this BBC Class Clips video where Feme goes planet hopping.
  • Key stage 3: Apple falling from a tree - Investigate Newton with MissAli87's colourful, differentiated presentation.
  • Key stage 4: Solar system top trumps - Explore the features of Earth's planetary neighbours with Cressida-bowden's game.
  • Key stage 5: Universal gravitation - Calculate Newton's law with a thorough guide from the Institute of Physics.

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Learning from mistakes

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Resource of the week

Sing a song of chance


In the spotlight

Exam Solutions

  • Started in 2006 by Stuart Sidders Exam Solutions have provided video tutorials for Core Maths ( Pure Maths), Statistics, Mechanics and Further Maths on their website, YouTube and now TES

Monster inspiration


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  • Why don't we see the Megalosaurus rooming the streets of London? Get students sorting raj.nandhra'stheory cards to decide why the dinosaurs died out.
  • Prepare your students for a mission to mars with heathermacrae's cross-curriculamars roamer design activity
  • Unravel the history of evolution with louarmour's toilet roll Darwinism lesson

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  • One teacher is looking for advice on setting up an 'Eco' week at schoolCan you help?

In the Spotlight - Enquiring scientists

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Resource of the week

Eco-traveler

National Schools Partnership, Thomson and First Choice have come together, as part of their Holidays Forever sustainability initiative, to develop the Eco-traveler educational programme for a second year. Get pupils creating posters about recycling, saving water or CO2 conservation and they could win £2000 for your school in the Holidays Forever competition.


Law in their hands


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In the spotlight

Far, far away

To launch the six month residency of House of Fairy Tales at Hall Place explorers of all ages are invited to a free day of activities.

Resource of the Week

This is a robbery

  • Thieves have broken into a local jewellery store and stolen priceless stock- use imwell's newspaper report lesson to help students make sense of the chaotic event.


Win the chance to have exclusive use of a private Spanish island for a week.


Citizenship/History

History made real

Andrew Chater has created Timelines TV which covers broad chronological sweeps of British history.

What else?

  • Question how much the German people knew what was really going on in during the Battle of Poland with this short video from BBC Class Clips – History
  • Or hear a re-enactment of Anne Frank as an actress reads from her diary, speaking about her hopes and dreams
  • Nearly 400 BBC Class Clips History videos are available on TES

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Resource of the week

Uganda after Kony

  • ActionAidSchoolsTeam's resource pack will help students to consider life after Kony
  • Discuss the power of social networking in society today with a lesson from Mrbrightside83

In the Spotlight: Faith Shorts 2012

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Can't cook, won't cook

James Martin presents Saturday Kitchen on BBC 1 and is also head judge for the Red Tractor beef and lamb Make it with Mince Challenge.

Meat and Education

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Resource of the Week - Leaders of tomorrow


Declane Gane put together his own book: 'So you want to be captain?' to help aspiring young sportsmen and women.

Follow Declan Gane on twitter @declangane


In the Spotlight - Seeds of Hope

  • Action Duchenne, a charity raising awareness of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, is running the Seeds of Hope appeal for a third year. Encourage children to learn about the environment while raising awareness and funds for charity

It's good to share

  • Dropbox – sign up for Dropbox, which is a free online file store. You can invite other people to share specific folders. Find out more about Dropbox here.
  • Blog or Wiki – Set up a departmental blog or wiki that everyone can access from home and school and to which you can all contribute. I'd recommend Posterousfor a quick and easy blog where you can upload resources and Wikispacesfor a wiki.
  • Twitter – I can't recommend Twitter highly enough for its ethos of sharing and supporting.
  • Clare Seccombe is an MFL teacher and consultant who has taught in primary and secondary schools as well as being an advisory teacher for primary languages. She created and maintains the MFL Sunderland website. Follow her on Twitteror visit her blog

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  • One NQT teacher is looking for advice on making MFL revision exciting. Can you help?

Resource of the week - WordUP

Students can develop language skills on the go with Collins' new WordUP language app, available for the iphone, ipad and android platforms.


In the Spotlight - Olympics Collection

The Olympics provides a great opportunity to focus on the different countries, cultures and languages of the world. TES MFL advisor, Rachel Hawkes has selected some of the best Olympic-themed resources shared by teachers on TES in the Languages- Olympics collection.