Friday, October 25, 2013

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Chemistry teachers and students celebrate Mole Day. Check out these creative students! You have to listen to Daniel Phillips's Mole Day song.


From the iPad of Anthony Hamley...
I thought you all might be interested in some great tech resources that the IB teachers have worked to come up with.  To give you a little context, over the past 5-6 years, we as an IB program have really been self-assessing to determine how we can improve the students’ Extended Essay scores (the Extended Essay is an additional requirement for IB students, and this requirement is part of their overall diploma score).  During the course of this self-assessment, we have identified analysis across all subject areas as one of the biggest challenges for the students – and the primary issue that seems to be affecting the students’ scores.

One way that the IB teachers have come together to address this problem is that they have taken time out of their busy schedules to create additional tutorials for each major subject area; these tutorials are designed to help students better understand the requirements of each EE topic AND, more important, to help students develop subject-specific analysis skills.

I am deeply impressed with my IB colleagues and the commitment they have to their students.  They have worked hard to give EXTRA time to their students to make the resources that you’ll see below.  They are all analysis videos and/or power points, and they’re all really helpful.  I thought you might like to take a look:


Chemistry EE/IA:

English EE:

Environmental Systems and Societies EE:

Resource scene 1 (from Breaking Bad, season 1 [opening scene, part 1]):

Resource scene 2 (from Breaking Bad, season 1 [opening scene, part 2]):

Resource scene 3 – SPOILER ALERT!!! (from Breaking Bad, season 5):

Analysis video (based on the Breaking Bad clips):

Foreign Language EE:

History EE:




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