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Science websites

Hello everyone,Just would like to ask any science websites you use in your classroom?We're using brainpop and brainpopjr as of the moment.Your suggestions will be highly appreciated.Thanks!See More
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There are several tabs at the top of this page linking to IB resources:  "Sharing PYP practice".  Clicking there will take you to a blog from the IB PYP office intended for "Sharing examples of what PYP implementation looks like in IB World schools" Visit this new initiative from the PYP, leave a comment, and subscribe to the RSS feed. The "Primary Years Program" tab takes you to a blog from the IB PYP Development team; and the "IBO in Practice" tab takes you to online issues of a newsletter from the IB for educators. The "IB Global Engage" tab opens an IB webpage "which supports members of the IB community, and particularly teachers, in engaging with our global world."

When you click the Photos tab, you'll go to the Photos page for this ning. Hover your mouse over the Photos tab, and you'll see a link to a group on Flickr called "Illustrating the PYP". You're invited to join the group there, and post your photos.There's also a link to the Visible Thinking Group on Flickr, and to the Librarian Edge page on Flickr.

Hover your mouse over the Nings tab; you'll see links to other nings of interest to PYP people: the PYP Group on the Flat Classrooms ning, (started by Leigh Newton),  Library 2.0, and Teacher LibrarianTalkabout Primary Languages (which is now a wiki, not a ning), Art Education 2.0K12 Online Conference, and Classroom 2.0 (a huge education ning, with more than 50,000 members, and 660 Groups!)

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In the left side bar, you'll find the RSS feed from our Diigo bookmarks page, a links lists of blogs and photo groups of PYP Threads people (let me know if you have a blog, photo gallery, video site, start page, etc., that you'd like linked here), and a feed of the Tweets of PYP folks who have listed Twitter accounts in their Profile Information. You can see the full page at Twitter.

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Service Learning in the PYP

This video documents a service learning experience for Grade 5 students at UNIS, Hanoi and their friends at Vinh Tien school. Students from both schools taught one another games and played together. One of their tasks was to discover each other's interest which they did through a mixture of interpretation, drawing and gesture. Students from both schools created several collaborative art pieces depicting what they learned about each other which represented their friendship. The…


Posted by Christopher frost on September 27, 2014 at 2:45am


Hello everyone,

May I ask what usually happens in your assemblies and how often?
We are planning to have a once a month assembly and one class can present what's happening in their unit of inquiry, etc. The other class can present the learner profile.

Your input would be highly appreciated. :)

Posted by Jabbie Rosario on August 29, 2014 at 7:31am — 3 Comments


Science websites

Hello everyone,Just would like to ask any science websites you use in your classroom?We're using brainpop and brainpopjr as of the moment.Your suggestions will be highly appreciated.Thanks!Continue

Started by Jabbie Rosario in Units of Inquiry yesterday.

ICT - Stand Alone Planners?? 8 Replies

Hi Everyone...I had a doubt regarding the ICT planners.As ICT is not a standalone and is used to support inquiry and as an assessment tool. The assessment is judged on the quality of the task including the 6 skills- investigate, create, communicate,…Continue

Started by Purva Holkar in Technology. Last reply by Michael Rice Nov 24.

Displaying central ideas - should we do it? 88 Replies

Hi Everyone The 'elephant' in the roomThis subject has been niggling at me for quite some time. I think it's fair to say that there is an assumption in most PYP schools that we should have the central idea on display in our classrooms. I for one…Continue

Tags: central, ideas, christopher, pyp, frost

Started by Christopher frost in Units of Inquiry. Last reply by usha lamba Nov 15.

Electronic Portfolios 15 Replies

Hi everyone,Happy new year! I am the coordinator of the Specialists at our school and we had a conversation this morning about elctronic portfolios and were wondering what other schools do and how they make them work.We wondered of there is specific…Continue

Started by Lucy Elliott in Assessment. Last reply by Robin Koziak Oct 23.

Bubble planner 4 Replies

"A bubble planner has to fit on four pages and can be no longer." I heard a rumor that this is an old wives tale and not true.  Does anyone know for sure?Continue

Started by Simon Fulford in Library. Last reply by Megan Graff Oct 8.


Hi everyone,Our 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade students are looking for pen friends around the world. We want them to meet with different cultures and improve their English skills which they study as foreign language. Also it is a great chance to make…Continue

Tags: mindedness, international

Started by Mehtap Aslanboga in Units of Inquiry. Last reply by Pavitha Paul Oct 8.






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