New Year Resolution complete – new resources uploaded

I noticed that the TES resources have had a holiday sale.  I recently tweeted about paid-for TES resources as I find it totally bizarre how teachers are expected to purchase resources without being able to inspect them properly first.  Previewing is an important requirement as I reject 75% of the resources I download as they …

Why aren’t teachers sharing more?

At the York Tweetup/Teachmeet I attended on the 22nd August, Alex Weatherall asked how we could work better together as a profession to share resources and ideas.  I’ve been asking this question since 2010 in one form or another. My original answer to this was to upload the resources I used to my website. Initially …

The Christmas lesson – I’ve given in this year (free resources)

Last year I didn’t bother with Christmas lessons (bah humbug I hear you say!) although I did the classic Cookie mix up the year before. I recently followed a link on an email from the RSC which led me to this delightful page and I thought that I would give this a shot with my …

Where did your free teaching resources go?

You’ve probably come to this post because you are wondering where did my free resources go?  The good news is that I haven’t stopped sharing them, the bad news is that I’ve had to change the way I go about doing this. Unfortunately technology moves very quickly and the wordpress plugin that I was using …

Hands up those who spotted reference to my Jubilee resources in the TES last week

It’s Jubilee time and and I’d created an activity with materials to acknowledge this within your science lessons.  The Mystery of the Crown Jewels was a set of materials that aims to get students writing about science (with the Crown Jewels as a subject).  This resource is available exclusively from the TES online resources and …

My favourite resources on the TES resources site (Post 2 of 2)

I recently promised to pass on details of some gems I had come across in the TES resource section while I was reviewing uploaded materials as part of their Web Panel.  These are some of the ones that stood out for me (and the reason they caught my attention). Project to prepare pupils for new …

My favourite resources on the TES resources site (Post 1 of 2)

I recently promised to pass on details of some gems I had come across in the TES resource section while I was reviewing uploaded materials as part of their Web Panel.  These are some of the ones that stood out for me (and the reason they caught my attention). Digestive system game for all abilities …

What makes a resource worth sharing?

I’ve spend the last few weeks downloading and reviewing materials from the TES resources section.  For those of you who haven’t come across it before, it is an online repository (free to access) for teachers to upload their own resources and share them with other teachers.  Other teachers can also leave feedback, allowing authors to …