IBDP Teacher Blogs (1567 total posts)

The Comparative Study – answers to questions

March 4, 2020
I have received some Comparative Study questions from teachers who participated in a previous category 1 visual arts workshop and am sharing my responses now with others through this blog. In some cases, I have also referred to things written by the online...

Evaluating your IA programme

January 30, 2020
The ‘new’ IB chemistry course is now in its fifth year. With this in mind, when was the last time you evaluated your IA programme? Is it time for a rethink? Have you settled into a routine that is more of a compromise as opposed to a system them works for you and your...

Misinformation and disinformation: how the term fake news is meaningless

January 10, 2020
The ability for our students to determine who and what to trust is critical literacy in a nutshell. Our focus on how to analyse texts has not changed. What has changed is the media landscape in our ‘post truth’ or ‘post fact’ world. As Toby Manhire, editor of the New...

The Indian dipole

January 3, 2020
Global warming has been called by a number of different terms in recent years: global heating, climate crisis and Hothouse Earth, for example. These terms suggest that ‘warming’ might be too ’soft’ a term and may ignore the fact that in many places, there is a...

ITGS – Digital Society Update

December 18, 2019
The DP course title Information Technology in a Global Society (ITGS) will change to Digital Society in 2022. The most recent update from the ITGS/Digital Society Curriculum Review has been posted on My IB at https://resources.ibo.org/data/d_3_itgsx_crr_1910_1_e.pdf...

How to use light to show the darkness

December 13, 2019
I am sure that many of you have been in the situation where you need to work out how to create a lighting effect, or have seen an effect on stage, and wondered how it was created. We can have wonderful ideas, but until we try things out we do not know how they can...