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Resource Review (Secondary): Secondary Shakespeare

Synopsis
Educational television. Resource Review helps teachers to find the best resources for teaching a particular subject. This episode highlights three resources designed to aid the teaching of Shakespeare to secondary schools pupils. Angela Rideout, consultant at Hounslow LA, recommends:

1. SILENT SHAKESPEARE - a compilation of Shakespeare silent films available on DVD from the British Film Institute and major retail outlets.

2. Collins Teachit KS3 Interactive Packs - a series of four packs that can be updated and customised.

3. ‘Improving The Teaching Of Shakespeare’ - DCSF guidance and lesson plans for KS3

Matthew Tosh takes a more detailed look at the resources, while Angela joins presenter Hermione Cockburn in the studio with panellists Dr Melanie Pope, Assistant Professor in English Education at the University of Warwick, and Colin Hynson, freelance education consultant and writer. (15 minutes)
Series
Resource Review
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Year of production
2007
Notes
Broadcast on Teachers TV on 12/11/2007
Subjects
Drama; Education
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Credits

Contributor
Angela Rideout; Hermione Cockburn; Matthew Tosh

Production Company

Name

Teachers’ TV

Email
info@teachers.tv
Web
http://www.teachers.tv/ External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7182 7430
Address
6-18 Berners Street
London
W1T 3LN
Notes
Funded by the Department for Education, Teachers’ TV was a producer and supplier of over 3,600 free videos and lesson resources to support the professional development of anyone working in school, enabling them to widen their skills, develop their practice, and connect with others in the field. Previously broadcast on digital television, the service became exclusively online from 31 August 2010, with programmes being available for free online viewing or download. Thge DfE terminated the contract with Teachers TV and delivery via the website ceased on 29 April 2011, with the programmes being offered to educational distributors free online delivery. Further details from the DfE website Until 29 April 2011 programmes from Teachers Television were streamed on the website and available for download to registered users (free registration). Programmes are aimed at primary and secondary school teachers in all subject areas, as well as headteachers and governors, and include observation of teaching sessions, materials for use in the classroom and discussion of issues relevant to education. Teachers TV was funded by the Department for Education but the contract ended in April 2011 and the programmes are being offered to educational distributors to deliver free at the point of use from their websites. Details of which titles are available in this way are on the DfE website http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/toolsandinitiatives/teacherstv

Distributor

Name

TES Resources

Web
http://www.tes.co.uk/teaching-resources/ External site opens in new window
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