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What is worth understanding?


By Kristine Tesoriero Middle School Curriculum & Professional Learning Coordinator   In an age when most of our questions can be answered with just the click of a button, what is the difference between “knowing…

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Do you have Grit?


When I sat down to write this it was the beginning of exam week in the High School, and I thought about the students needing perseverance, grit to get through these next few days. But…

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The New MTV (Making Thinking Visible)


  These are some prompts that teachers might use with this image to make thinking visible in the classroom. Harvard University Project Zero is a research center that began with a group of researchers wanting…

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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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Dig in to DOK!


DOK, or Depth of Knowledge, was created by Dr. Norman Webb (1997) to categorize instructional tasks by their level of cognitive rigor.  This model can be used to analyze the alignment between standards, instructional activities,…

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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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Integrated Projects Lead to Deeper Learning


By Kristine Tesoriero October 13, 2015 started off like any other day at ISB. Students arrived, as they always do, eager and excited to learn. Meanwhile, teachers put their final touches on their lesson plans…

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Microsoft OneNote and Classroom Notebook


By Rob Cormack This place is busy. There is never a dull moment at ISB. Come to school on a weekday evening or a Saturday morning and something will be happening–usually many things! It’s hard…

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Why Tweet?


You may or may not be following the #learnisb hashtag on Twitter, and if you are not that is okay. Twitter is not for everyone; but many of us find it a useful professional learning…

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