OneDay 2017


At ISB, OneDay is a day in which middle school students can design their learning.  OneDay gives students the time to follow their passions and individually personalize their learning for the day.  Teachers facilitated the…

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Design@ISB


 Why is design an essential part of a school’s curriculum? The most important benefits of Design classes and/or units in the curriculum are: complex thinking, development of technical skills, analysis of media and products around…

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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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The Future, Office 365 and OneNote


I am often asked about future trends in technology. What will be the next great piece of software or hardware? I don’t know. I try to keep up with tech trends but I don’t know…

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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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