RESPONDING TO FEEDBACK ABOUT THE DIGITAL UPLOAD

Two readers have posted responses to blogs (my posts from 2013 and more recently) so I’d like to thank them for taking the time to reply and post here my replies to them. Links to my original blogs: https://blogs.osc-ib.com/2013/04/ib-teacher-blogs/dp_visarts/examining-the-digital-upload/ https://blogs.osc-ib.com/2014/02/ib-student-blogs/visual-arts-digital-upload-get-started/ FIRST COMMENT (responding to April 2013 post) The first comment was posted at the end of April 2014 in response to a post about the digital upload that I made in April 2013 Nigel writes “Digital upload assessment is only advantageous on the grounds of cost, nothing ...

My most useful web tool

The most prevalent, and overwhelmingly useful tool I use on the Internet is not a website, not email, not shared documents or photos or videos or music, but a "behind the scenes" bit of code: RSS feeds. First, what is RSS? RSS - Really Simple Syndication "uses a family of standard web feed formats to publish frequently updated information: blog entries, news headlines, audio, video. An RSS document (called "feed", "web feed", or "channel") includes full or summarised text, and metadata, like publishing date and author's name.  RSS feeds ...

TOK Refreshment

It’s been only six months since I suspended this blog, but as I return I’m blinking with pleasure at the new surroundings. The web environment has changed: Triple A Learning is now teamed up with Oxford Study Courses in an attractive new site.  The TOK course itself has also changed: the revised version, with new structures and interesting new topics, is starting to roll. Have the readers changed too?   Welcome to new readers, and welcome back to those who have followed ...

Blogging to support learning communities worldwide

Here at Triple A Learning we are always seeking new ways to put our mission statement into practice. As an organisation we are focused on the development of communities to support the delivery of the IB programme and its ethos and philosophy. Our blogs follow in the footsteps of our online workshops and materials by providing a voice for experienced IB practitioners who invite IB teachers to comment, contribute and collaborate by interacting with IB subject-related content. Why blogs? The early incarnation ...

Exploding trousers

In the 1930's, the New Zealand government declared to farmers that they had discovered the best ragwort killer. Ragwort, is a weed and the scourge of farmers.   The weed killer used high concentrations of sodium chlorate. This meant, unfortunately, that when it was used (in liquid form) it often came into contact with clothing. Clothes that were made of organic materials. The mixture was potentially lethal and if it came into close contact with a spark (or cigarette) it could possibly explode. Nowadays,  the ragwort flea ...