3 Simple ideas for gamifying your own learning (without technology)

Try to gamify your own learning before going to the deep end of the pool with your students. Gain an insight how gamification enhances your own motivation and engagement to better understand the process students will go through. Here are a few tips how to gamify your own learning. Gamification can help you create a … Continue reading 3 Simple ideas for gamifying your own learning (without technology)

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

What is the PYP Exhibition?

[slideshow_deploy id='1032'] I can't believe that we are already in our final week of the G5 PYP Exhibition, but what exactly is PYP Exhibition?  IBO defines the PYP Exhibition as part of the assessed curriculum as: The PYP Exhibition: encouraging in-depth, collaborative inquiry https://www.ibo.org/programmes/primary-years-programme/curriculum/assessed-curriculum/ in addition in Exhibition guidelines As a culminating experience it is an opportunity for … Continue reading What is the PYP Exhibition?

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