What's Hot?

17th January 2014 at 00:00
From the basic building blocks of learning to fundamental questions about life, the universe and everything, this week's pick of TES Connect's resources cover a multitude of topics

1 Your school

What is it? A template that autistic students can use to make a booklet about their school

Who is it for? 5-7s

Why is it hot? Children will enjoy describing their school to others in this neatly presented writing task.


2 Master moderation

What is it? A moderation form for reading, writing and maths in early years teaching

Who is it for? 3-5s

Why is it hot? Like many of the best ideas this is simple, but it offers something that its creator could not find anywhere else.


3 Top tables

What is it? A set of four tests on times tables

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? With 200 questions and answers spread across eight pages, this resource will save you a lot of work.


4 Warm it up

What is it? A worksheet and PowerPoint for a science lesson investigating heat

Who is it for? 7-11s

Why is it hot? This reveals the science behind the everyday: how we can keep tea, homes and ourselves warm in the depths of winter.


5 Modal citizen

What is it? A PowerPoint to help learners who are struggling with the concept of mode

Who is it for? 7-13s

Why is it hot? Lively and colourful pictures - including smiley faces and a strutting superhero - bring lessons on modal averages to life.


6 Mapping population

What is it? Revision worksheets for geography lessons

Who is it for? 16-18s

Why is it hot? These mind maps break down daunting global issues, such as population and migration, into digestible chunks.

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7 Facebook French

What is it? A PowerPoint-based lesson for developing French reading skills that imagines what Marie Antoinette would write on her Facebook page

Who is it for? 11-13s

Why is it hot? A brilliant example of drawing on contemporary culture to invigorate learning.


8 Science of religion

What is it? A religious education lesson exploring quotes from Islam and how they might fit into, or be contradicted by, the Big Bang theory

Who is it for? 14-16s

Why is it hot? Fundamental questions about life and the universe are explored in this structured lesson built on independent thinking, group work and listening skills.


9 Los Colores

What is it? A presentation on colours in Spanish

Who is it for? 11-13s

Why is it hot? Using paintings as stimuli, these clear objectives and structured activities provide a refreshing look at the topic.


10 Marxist forces

What is it? A PowerPoint primer on communism

Who is it for? 11-13s

Why is it hot? A radio interview activity challenges students to apply their history skills creatively.


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