140 Characters in the IB Classroom

"Twitter" flickr photo by Uncalno https://flickr.com/photos/uncalno/8537569665 shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license The word "Twitter" (as in a certain social media platform) has been turning up more and more in the news recently.  Twitter itself isn't new (if you're interested, you can read the history of Twitter in this post on lifewire), and it isn't new in education.  But as it is being talked about right now, I thought it might be a good time to take a closer ...

Check Twitter Settings

The use of Twitter by Donald Trump has prompted a hacker, WauchulaGhost, to point out security precautions to the President and also serve as an alert to any Twitter user. Many IB teachers use Twitter and post to IB-related hashtags # and follow @ postings relating to IB programmes. Hashtags, official and unofficial, include: #IBPYP #PYPinquiry #pypchat #PYPexhibition #mypnextchapter  #IBMYP #MYPchat #MYPSciences #mypphe #IBDP #ibtraining #ibgeog #IBGlobalPolitics #ibpsychology #IBprogrammes #IBcommunitystories #learnerprofile #InquiryBasedLearning #servicelearning #IBlearnerprofile #IBeducation #internationaleducation IB teachers also follow postings from accounts such as IBO, ...

PADagogy Wheel 4.1 Update

Allan Carrington's Padagogy Wheel 4.1 has undergone a number of iterations over the years. It encourages educators to use and adapt the Padagogy Wheel under Creative Commons license 3.0. The most recent English version 4.1 has set a notable target for creating the Padagogy Wheel in 22 other languages by the end of 2016.     The current  Padagogy Wheel Poster 4.1 can be printed as an A3 or A2 size poster or used electronically by clicking on the links on the online ...

Taking it with you

Two blog posts I read this morning reminded me again how important it is to think about the  longevity and permanence of our web work. Class Blogmeister Retires After a 12-Year Run from David Warlick was a real blast from the past.  I started blogging, and helping teachers think about using a blog as a tool in their classroom, in 2006-2007. Then, as now, privacy and supervision were major considerations, and David's Class Blogmeister has been a great service to classroom bloggers. 1,428,522 articles have been ...

Social Bookmarking for ITGS

What is social bookmarking? A social bookmarking is the act of using an online service to add, edit, annotate and share bookmarks that have been tagged for webpages and web documents. The actual technique for social bookmarking using Diigo is presented on Expanding Your Web - Bookmarking DP Sources. So it will be assumed that you have setup your browser for bookmarking. What should be tagged? The question is what kinds of sources need to be bookmarked and how? ITGS depends upon news articles ...

Bookmarking DP Sources

The web is an invaluable resource of expertise and information for your DP programme: The 6 subjects in your DP Programme Theory of Knowledge CAS (Creativity Action Service) Extended Essay However, in order to keep track of the resources that you find throughout your IB studies, you must: Setup a Diigo account, or other social bookmarking account so that you do not lose your sources Install the Diigo plug-in in your browser so that with one click a resource can be ...

Expanding your web

Over on the Teacher side of this blog series, you'll find a post by Barbara Stefanics with the same title as this one:  Expanding Your Web. We'll be writing on both "sides" of this blog, for Teachers and for Students, about situations and scenarios, online services and apps, hardware and networks, social and ethical considerations which are pertinent for today's internet user. Unless you've been under a rock, or deep in a cave, you're aware of the history of the Internet ...

Welcome to Expanding Your Web

We now are in the next era of using Web 2.0 and social learning. The ideas that will be investigated in this blog is best captured in a graphic. Situations & Scenarios examines how web 2.0 and social learning are used in any of the four IB programmes for both personal productivity and creativity as well as collaboration and sharing. Those involved may include teachers using online tools to plan learning activities, students in geographically dispersed classrooms collaborating in a ...