Teaching and Learning with Technology: the document

flickr photo by Rexton shared under a Creative Commons (BY-NC) license At the beginning of December 2015 the IB published a new document online, Teaching and Learning with Technology. You can read the whole document online as a web page, or download an executive summary as a pdf file. The first paragraph of the summary introduces readers to the premise: "With technological change comes new environments to navigate, new sets of skills to learn and, as a result, curriculums to develop. Across the ...

How should I cite this photo?

I recently read a blog post that featured this cute picture of 2 meerkats.  I couldn't see an image credit under the photo, so I looked at the bottom of the page, and found "Image source: Pixabay " This did not tell me enough about the image.  Clicking on the link, I learned that Pixabay is an online source of Creative Commons and stock images.  By doing a Google search for that image, I could find the precise URL of the meerkat image, https://pixabay.com/en/meerkat-animal-wild-wildlife-255564/ (as well as 402 ...

global citizenship – the hidden agenda

As a young high school student I can still recall my father recommending me to read Vance Packard's The Hidden Persuaders. At the same time that he gave me this book to read my dad made reference to the hidden agenda in education. He warned me, a naive young teenager, about the 'invisible' influence that schools and teachers wield on their students through curricula. In a thought provoking article in The Guardian entitled "What kind of global citizens are teachers creating?",  Caroline ...

Student Reflection on the IB World Student Conference 2013, Vancouver

Words by Ariel Chen, young IB student and IBWSC attendee Within the week I spent at the IB World Student Conference, I witnessed UBC's countless and equally admirable sustainability efforts, cultures of thirty-five countries and people who share the same passion and thirst to save our future. I have never met such a diverse, yet united community, which may be separated by gender, race and age, but share and possess an equal drive and contribution to make the world a better ...

Missing the Mark

It is the end of another IB session and the scripts have been written and marked and assignments moderated. Students are waiting with baited breadth for the grades to be published and for clarity to be brought to their immediate futures. At this point I would like to reflect on the session, with this post focusing on the extended essay in Business and Management. The extended essay continues to cause problems for both students and teachers on a number of fronts ...