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Techmate's blog's snips


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Techmate's blog's snips



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How to find your way around this ning

Here's a guide to the links at the top of this page:

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!)

Hover your mouse over the Netvibes tab; you'll see a link to our PYP Threads Netvibes page of PYP Threads members' schools' websites.

The Diigo Group tab takes you to our home page at the social bookmark site Diigo.

The PYP Threads Daily tab is visible to members only. When you click on the tab, a new web page will open, and you'll see a newspaper-style page which organizes links shared on Twitter by PYP Threads members into an easy to read newspaper-style format. 

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.

Blog Posts


I sometimes wonder, does any of our day goes without thinking? Even as I am writing this phrase, I am thinking about thinking. I am thinking what to write about thinking. But then do I know what to think how to think and why to think?

think wonder imagine visualize explore investigate are few words which we commonly use and…


Posted by Sangeeta Pratti on April 23, 2016 at 5:07pm

Thinking about Thinking – Making Thinking Visible

Being IB educators, we all give prominence to the conceptual understanding as it facilitates the students to think out of the box. As teachers we strive to teach our students the skills, and strategies along with the knowledge, to mould them into critical thinkers and active learners. It’s imperative that students are enabled with tools that empower them to critically contemplate about what they are learning. If they make connections with their learning, then the actual “Teaching for…


Posted by Svittaldev on March 19, 2016 at 6:00pm



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 Janani Mar 10.

Challenges faced by children - hi all, I am going to handle an unit on the various challenges faced by children, and look forward for interesting activities for the session.

I look forward for various interesting activities to teach grade 4 children. Do suggest me some activities

Started by J. Arul Rohini in Units of Inquiry Mar 7.

Leadership Focused Unit- Trying to Craft a Central Idea 4 Replies

I currently trying to put together a new  unit of inquiry that dives into the concept of leadership.  So far I've got a working central idea of:"Leadership is inevitable and shapes our world."  I believe a line should be characteristics of a…Continue

Tags: Leadership, UOI

Started by Troy R. Kuchta in Units of Inquiry. Last reply by Troy R. Kuchta Feb 28.

Mother Tongue Programs

Good day!We have 4 Mother Tongue languages supported at our school: Mandarin, Korean, French and German. We are currently reviewing our planning and teaching of the MT languages.So, I was curious about how others support Mother Tongue languages at…Continue

Tags: Korean, german, french, mandarin, tongue

Started by Judy Imamudeen in Language Feb 27.

Portfolios in the early years 11 Replies

Can I get to know the process for documentation of portfolios in the early years?How can we involve students in the early years to make their own portfolio?Continue

Started by shilpa ahire in Early Years. Last reply by Jennylyn Curiano Feb 26.

The Mathematics Planning Puzzle

This blog post looks at using the conceptual understandings in the IB Scope & Sequences (or other curricula) as lines of inquiry. Maybe of interest for those schools looking at practical ways to map curriculum.…Continue

Tags: mathematics

Started by Christopher frost in Units of Inquiry Jan 3.






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