Collaborative Planning: G-Suite Tools

Using digital tools to improve planning We at KIS are very fortunate to have a curriculum development and reporting tool Managebac at our use. Managebac is developed directly to address our unique needs; transdisciplinary themes, units of inquiry, and reporting. I am very happy how most of the current workflow happens in Managebac, as a PYP … Continue reading Collaborative Planning: G-Suite Tools

How-To: Using Seesaw for Conferences

Using Seesaw during student-led conferences Student-led conferences are a great opportunity to introduce the versatility of Seesaw to staff, students, and parents1 Here are the links for you to prepare your students and your Seesaw portfolio for the upcoming Student Led Conferences. 1. COLLECT WORK IN SEESAW!  2. SEESAW: CREATING & USING FOLDERS   3. TEACH STUDENTS ABOUT … Continue reading How-To: Using Seesaw for Conferences

Learning By Doing – Importance of Arts, Craft, and Design

As a learning activity, arts, crafts, and design have traditionally been passed over in favor of more academic pursuits. However, it has been proven time after time that craft – particularly developmentally appropriate craft activities that stimulate fine motor skills on their ZPD– can aid learning in those core academic disciplines like language, social studies, … Continue reading Learning By Doing – Importance of Arts, Craft, and Design

Concept Mapping and Conceptual Curriculum Design

During the past two decades, a constructivist approach to learning and knowledge has become dominant in educational psychology and both national and international curriculum, especially in science and primary education. Learning is viewed as an active, constructive process rather than a passive, reproductive process. However, our ways of instruction have not changed as much as … Continue reading Concept Mapping and Conceptual Curriculum Design

I don’t know, I just played around with it

Think back to an experience when you were completely enthralled with a new game or a book that you couldn't stop reading, that's the power of play. My newly adopted tech motto was recently quoted in a wonderful blog post by Yuni Santosa: https://t.co/1XJj7YSXCl This is a reference to multiple things but in an educational technology … Continue reading I don’t know, I just played around with it

Being a Change Agent: Integrating and Extending Seesaw into Classroom

Since its successful launch Seesaw has been upgraded gradually by adding new features as the version number grows. The latest upgrade might be the most significant yet as definitely requires some closer look. The reason for this buzz that Seesaw is stirring in education is very multifaceted, hence making it a wonderful topic. Here are couple of … Continue reading Being a Change Agent: Integrating and Extending Seesaw into Classroom

Google Certified Educator

My Path to become a Google Certified Educator

My relationship with Google has been an uphill battle with some really funny episodes and quirks. I have always been an early adopter of ed-tech, running my own Linux web- and terminal server since 2005 and GAFE from 2009. But then something happened, we moved. I took a new position in a new country. Seven years … Continue reading My Path to become a Google Certified Educator