Apps in the classroom
TES science adviser Alessio Bernardelli shares ideas for using mobile phones and tablets as teaching tools. There are activities created using iBooks Author, a forces and motion task using phone cameras and a lesson where pupils scan quick response (QR) codes. See bit.lytesApps
Holocaust Memorial Day
Picturehouse Education and the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust have organised a film season leading up to Holocaust Memorial Day (27 January). Give pupils the opportunity to listen to a survivor and see how the Holocaust has been represented in films and documentaries. The season tours the UK from 14-25 January. Tickets are #163;3.50 per pupil. bit.ly12LbYit
Find the right words
Phonicsreadingspelling.co.uk has differentiated word lists for key stage 2 letters, sounds and spelling objectives. It's a great time saver - all the thinking about words for each phase is done for you. It costs #163;20 for a whole-school licence.
Romeo and Juliet
TES partner Globe Education, in association with Deutsche Bank, has announced a third week of performances of Romeo and Juliet for 11- to 16-year-olds at Shakespeare's Globe. The extra week runs from 23-30 March and tickets are available at reduced prices from #163;5 to #163;15. To book, see: bit.lyrb3ib1
Farmhouse Breakfast Week
Teach pupils why the first meal of the day is important and encourage them to eat a healthy balanced breakfast. Try recipe books, posters and stickers or get inspiration for events to hold in school during the week (20-26 January). For details, see www.shakeupyourwakeup.com.