Comedity 2.0 Your must-have classroom toolkit Comment:3.8 average rating | Comments (52)Last Updated:17 March, 2014Section:Resources We’ve picked out a selection of must-have classroom management and lesson planning resources uploaded and rated by teachers. This list includes some of the most popular resources ever uploaded to the TES, some have been downloaded by more than 130,000 teachers! And they’re all free .. Simply follow the links to download the individual resources. You’ll need to log in the first time you download a resource - if you don’t have an account then you’ll be prompted to create one, which is free and only takes a minute. Behaviour management and rewards Top 10 behaviour management tips Does exactly what it says on the box. Marbles Timer The world’s finest tidy-up timer based on marbles and jars. Reward stickers Praise reward stickers for early years and primary. Effort league table A whole class reward chart based on a football league table. Pirate ship reward chart Reward wristband More recommended behaviour resources
The Quick 10: 10 Ways Shakespeare Changed Everything In honor of William Shakespeare’s birthday tomorrow, we’ve teamed up with Uncommon Goods to create a printable party kit to celebrate the Bard! (Oh, and we're reposting some of our favorite Shakespeare stories to get you in the mood.) The basic thesis of Stephen Marche’s How Shakespeare Changed Everything becomes obvious very early on (as in, it is expressed in the title). According to this fun, lyrically written and well-researched book, here are just ten of the many ways that Shakespeare changed everything: 1. He gave us a lot of new words Just say some words real quick and you’ll probably say one he coined – nearly 10% of his 20,000-word vocabulary was new to his audiences. 2. 3. His statue in Central Park is covered in pigeon droppings, and strangely it's kind of his fault. In March of 1860, Schieffelin released a mere sixty starlings into the Central Park air as a part of his effort to introduce every bird mentioned in Shakespeare to North America. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Big time. 10.
Cracking Shakespeare's Catholic Code: An interview with Clare Asquith, by Debra Murphy [Editor's Note: Read Clare Asquith's article on the story behind Shadowplay, .] In recent decades the "personal is political" lit crit crowd has read William Shakespeare as everything from Transgressive and Queer to an apologist for Colonialism; from Puritan to Atheist, from regicide to monarchist, from philo-Semite to anti-Semite to Semite. Everyone, it seems, has joined in the "Shakespeare-and-us" game. But in spite of mounting evidence that Shakespeare was actually Catholic, or at least raised that way in a time when owning a rosary could land a subject of Queen Elizabeth in the Tower, few scholars have argued for a layer of dissident Catholic subtext in Shakespeare's staggering wealth of meaning. Until now. We recently spoke with Clare Asquith, author of the controversial new book Shadowplay: The Hidden Beliefs and Coded Politics of William Shakespeare, about her ground-breaking work, and the reaction to it here and in England. In America it's rather different. Yes. Well, exactly.
The Adventures of Dr. McNinja Ctrl+Alt+Del Be an iPad Superstar: 8 Collections of iOS 5 Tips Just when I think I know a lot of about Apple's iOS, someone shows me a clever feature, setting, or shortcut I've never seen before. Since Apple doesn't include a printed manual, it's up to us as iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch users to find our own ways of learning these tips. I'd like to share eight links with tips to help us get the most of our iOS devices. The Always Current iOS 5 Tips and Tricks Guide from Mac|Life 50 Really Useful iPad Tips and Tricks from TechRadar 40+ Super Secret iPad Features and Shortcuts from AppStorm Keyboard Shortcuts to Speed Up Typing on an iPhone or iPad from Digital Inspiration The Complete List of iPad Tips, Tricks, and Tutorials from How-To Geek 10 Useful Apple iPad Tips and Tricks from Mashable iPad Tricks and Tips from Redlands College Fifty iOS 5 Tips in Five Minutes from CNET UK
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