Learning to Learn with a MakerSpace


I found this great blog post about MakerSpaces. Please have a read and write your comments below. Making, Maker Centred Learning and STEAM fit neatly alongside Inquiry Based Learning (IBL) for many schools. Commonly this…

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Upcoming Ed Tech PD


This entry is cross-posted on the Ed Tech blog. As teachers in China, we’re lucky to be working in a region with amazing professional development opportunities, particularly related to educational technology. Here is a (probably…

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Personalized Learning, Personalized Teaching


When we first adopted [our personalized learning system], I was pretty hesitant about the idea of giving my students free reign to direct their own learning. I’m a control freak that wants things to go…

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Why Should We Teach Kids to Code?


This has been on my mind for a number of years. How do we fit learning to code into an ever increasing classroom workload?  I found this graphic that looks interesting but it still doesn’t answer my question.


A STEAM Idea


For quite a few years’ people have been talking about STEM. If you have not heard of it yet STEM stands for the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Then the A was added…

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Bang for Blogs


Post by: Pim Arora At ISB, all middle and high school students have WordPress blogs.  In the elementary school, upper elementary students also use WordPress, while younger students utilize private blogs as an online portfolio. …

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What Can an iPad Do That a Laptop Can’t?


Posted by Elvina Tong Two school years ago, kindergarten began using 1:1 iPads in the classroom, with one Grade 1 class piloting 1:1. The following year, Grade 1 went fully 1:1 iPad and had done…

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Minecraft in School Does it Fit?


Minecraft in School Does it Fit? Let me start off by saying I am not a gamer. I have never liked video games, first person shooters bore me and games like Mario Brothers never interested…

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Make Something!


I’ve always been interested to see how far students could take their imagination if they were given the resources to do so. As we move towards our L21 goals, I’ve been reading up on Maker…

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Digital Storytelling


One if my fondest memories of school was when the teacher asked me to write a story in class. I loved spending hours poring over page after page of a story I was writing. Story…

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