What's Hot?

29th November 2013 at 00:00

Marshmallows, stickers, quizzes and snap - who said learning was boring? This week, our pick of TES Connect's most popular resources proves that there's always fun to be had in the classroom, even with the trickiest of concepts

1 Alaskan expert

What is it? A painting course that begins by introducing the little-known wonders of Inuit art

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? The vibrant colours and bold outlines of the Inuit tradition are ideal for this age group.


2 Cut and stick

What is it? A simple numeracy resource that gets children cutting and sticking their way to number 10

Who is it for? 3-5s

Why is it hot? This taps into pre-school obsessions with collecting stickers and playing snap very loudly.


3 Fancy flash cards

What is it? An introduction to colour words in Spanish

Who is it for? 5-7s

Why is it hot? Big, bold and plentiful stars grab children's attention. Ideal for memory and pronunciation games.


4 Bloody types

What is it? A hands-on introduction to what blood is and how it works

Who is it for? 7-13s

Why is it hot? A guaranteed class pleaser, this resource enlivens a dry topic with edible marshmallow-based models.


5 Consonant craving

What is it? Printable worksheets for a dice game about suffixes

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? Feels like playing noughts and crosses. Helps students get to grips with tricky suffixes and double consonants.


6 Brill biology

What is it? A worksheet and PowerPoint on classifying living organisms of all descriptions

Who is it for? 11-13s

Why is it hot? Simple, colourful slides and minimal use of text make this PowerPoint ideal for learners who need more support.


7 White House battles

What is it? A quiz on every US presidential election since 1940

Who is it for? 14-16s

Why is it hot? Attractive design makes this simple quiz and summary of useful facts feel like a high-stakes contest.


8 Javelin a laugh

What is it? Physical education task cards that demonstrate the high jump, javelin, shot put and other athletic disciplines

Who is it for? 11-13s

Why is it hot? Impressively detailed yet not overly complex, these tasks cards are useful for basic instruction.


9 Climate tips

What is it? A presentation and handouts on ways to tackle climate change

Who is it for? 11-16s

Why is it hot? Carefully leads students through a complex and emotive subject.


10 Literacy links

What is it? A one-page collection of words that will help students' writing to flow

Who is it for? 11-16s

Why is it hot? Useful for any subject, the exercise is easy to read and contains dozens of example words.


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