TES links 4 November 2011

TES 4 November 2011

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

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Remembrance Day

November 11

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  • Laying a wreath is not important enough – join the discussion on the TES forums and share your thoughts.

What else?

World Diabetes Day

November 14 - Scientists who changed the world

William Harvey (1578-1657) - Circulating blood

  • The first person to describe completely the systemic circulation and properties of blood being pumped through the body by the heart. Learn more about his life.

Edward Jenner (1749-1823)- Vaccines

  • An English scientist credited as the pioneer of the smallpox vaccine and sometimes referred to as the 'Father of Immunology.' Check out an excellent resource from ruthanneclarke to explain how he did it.

Sir Frederick Grant Banting, (1891 –1941) - Insulin

  • A Canadian medical scientist and doctor he was one of the main discoverers of insulin and received the Nobel Prize for Medicine at the age of 32. Learn more about him with a resource from HarrisSchool.

Alexander Fleming (1881-1955) - Penicillin

  • Fleming's accidental discovery and isolation of penicillin in 1928 marks the start of modern antibiotics which changed the face of medicine. Find out more in a detailed PowerPoint from Susan Reed.

Wilhelm Roentgen (1845-1923) - The X-Ray

  • The German scientist is considered the father of diagnostic radiology – but he almost didn't become a doctor. Read more about him.


Are we teaching maths or arithmetic? Dave Gale

What else?

  • Camerona has shared a lesson plan for brighter, faster and correct times tables which is getting positive reviews from the TES community. Try it out and tell us what you think. Or try dps66uk's active times tables resource, full of simple and adaptable games.

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Craig's Resource of the week

  • The History of the Resources Resource Author: CIMT
    The Centre for Innovation in Mathematics Teaching (CIMT) is part of the University of Plymouth and is a content partner with TES Resources. Their resources are highly recommended as innovative and the pinnacle of which is the Mathematics Enhancement Program (MEP). The MEP began life in 1995 and since then has grown into a complete mathematics curriculum from primary school right up to the transition to A Level. All of the MEP resources are now available on TES.


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Kung Fu punctuation

  • Try Kung Fu punctuation for yourself with worktop04's Powerpoint – it'll help you get started.
  • See how your pupils are mastering their writing skills with with sublevelled writing targets for children, shared by Caroline.a.moore

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Secondary resources for speaking and listening

Resource of the week – KS1 English - Stories by Familiar Authors

The Tiger Who Came to Tea



See what the TES Community have to say

  • What lessons would you leave for a non-scientist who has to cover for you? Teachers share their ideas and tips
  • Teaching electricity is rubbish! Do you agree? Visit this discussion to share your thoughts

Focus on Manchester University

Partner spotlight – Chemistry_teacher

  • Try the Chemistry_teacher is a content partner on TES resources and she has shared over 100 innovative chemistry resources for secondary teaching, which have generated nearly 250,000 views so far.

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ICT. The Fear Factor

For Jan's recommended websites visit the following

Virtual Worlds

  • In a video from Teachers TV, pupils explore virtual worlds and teachers comment on the educational benefits of programmes such as Second Life.

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D & T Resource of the week

Music - London Jazz Festival 11-20 November

  • Nathaniel Facey – saxophonist with award winning quartet Empirical – is running a workshop for 11-16-year-olds at Royal Festival Hall on Sunday 20 November
  • To develop your pupils' interest in jazz, it's best to start with a solid introduction so they can understand the culture and history behind it. Try jb261's history of jazz Powerpoint , including samples of Miles Davis, to help them get started.
  • For more jazz resources, try Graham Hickey's jazz and improvisation booklet to demonstrate these styles and develop pupils understanding at KS3.

Modern Foreign Languages


  • For some ideas on how to combine playground games with language learning, try a Teachers TV video featuring short dramatised clips of native French-speaking children, presenting scenarios to use in the classroom.
  • For German lessons try rhawkes' resource to introduce young pupils to colours (and the verb haben!) while linking them to paintings

MFL Contributor Spotlight - Annelouisep

French Film Festival UK 9 November – 6 December 2011

  • Try philmex's set of questions for describing a film – in English and in French
  • Role plays are a great way to bring language to life - slick has shared a fantastic resource on the theme of cinema

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Geography, How to sow the seeds to grow a geographer

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  • Have you got any good ideas for personalising your outdoor area at school? Share them in the TES forums – In another thread a teacher looks for inspiration for lunchtime games - what do your pupils like to play?

What else?

History - Royal manuscripts

  • The British Library is running events for primary and secondary school history teachers in November, and next January. To register interest email. Or for more information visit www.bl.uk/royal To find out more about what is on register for the online newsletter.


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