Looking ‘life-wide’ with digital literacy

Recently I came across a definition for ePortfolios that aligns so nicely with the Philosophy of Portfolios that we’ve launched at my school this year: A more comprehensive definition of the variety of ePortfolio affordances was elucidated by Duncan-Pitt and Sutherland (2006) who described it as: A system that belongs to the learner, not the institution; […]

Spark that impulse…

Listening to others begins with self-awareness. The longer I’ve been in education, the more I’ve come to understand that ‘worrying’ is just something we’ve always done.  Each generation of teachers has had its own conversation around what we are doing wrong.  If you are teaching in 2018, you’ve probably heard ‘screen time,’ spoken in that […]

Tip Off.

Photo Credit: buzz-15 via Compfight cc “That’s what games are, in the end. Teachers. Fun is just another word for learning.” ― Raph Koster, A Theory of Fun for Game Design IBDP teachers around the world begin to struggle with the exact same thing around this time every year.  How do we keep students motivated […]

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