TESpro links and references - 01/06/12
All the weblinks and references from the June 1 2012 edition of TESpro in one place
Video clips in class
The TES site contains links to a range of free videos from different providers, including :
- 3,000 BBC videos
- 3,500 Teachers TV videos
- 1,600 Green TV videos
These are all searchable by level, topic and subject.
Other sites you can go to directly include:
Youtube for schools
A portal specially designed for schools providing educational material in a controlled environment.
BBC Class Clips
Contains at least 3,000 free clips, by level, subject and topic
This US site has more than 3,100 free educational videos “on everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history”
A large collection of videos related to the environment and climate change
4 Learning Clipbank
Channel 4’s collection of educational clips – for full use a subscription is required.
A recent addition, this site has more than 120 short films offering “snapshots of the UK’s cultural, sporting, industrial and political heritage”. The documentaries, that date back to 1939, are on topics included health care, the legal system, Shakespeare and how newspapers were produced.
State schools can join FilmClub for free. The charity gives them access to a curated catalogue of DVDs and other resources.
Jamie Keddie’s site
“Making their classroom fears float away”
Victor Allen is a freelance behaviour and leadership consultant and founder of Mirror Development and Training www.mirrordt.co.uk
Tom Bennett’s blog
To pose your questions to our behaviour experts, add a new thread here: www.tes.co.uk/behaviour
Citizens UK: http://www.citizensuk.org/
The City Safe Project: http://www.citizensuk.org/campaigns/citysafe-campaign/
The Jimmy Mizen Foundation: http://www.jimmymizen.org/
Have your own idea to improve disadvantaged pupils’ literacy or numeracy?
Teachers can get up to £15,000 for their projects by applying to “Let Teachers Shine”. The scheme, launched by Shine and TES, aims to support 10 projects and help the most successful ones expand nationally.
The deadline for applications is June 10. Teachers can download application forms from: www.shinetrust.org.uk
To pose questions to the TESpro Career Clinic, visit: www.tes.co.uk/careerclinic
Aspiration is not the problem, advice is
The role of aspirations, attitudes and behaviour in closing the educational attainment gap (A Round-Up paper), by Charlotte Carter-Wall from Transform Education, and Grahame Whitfield from Joseph Rowntree Foundation
The impact of attitudes and aspirations on educational attainment and participation by Stephen Gorard, Beng Huat See and Peter Davies.
Can changing aspirations and attitudes impact on educational attainment? A review of interventions by Colleen Cummings, Karen Laing, James Law, Janice McLaughlin, Ivy Papps, Liz Todd, Pam Woolner
All available at: http://www.jrf.org.uk/publications
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