During their first ICT unit in 2015/16, year 2 students used their developing word-processing skills and growing experience of descriptive writing to present an image from the past in Microsoft Word. The unit was in parallel with “where we are in place and time” UOI. Continue reading
Year 4 students started the academic year with “Where we are in place & time” UOI. The unit deals with celebrations around the world, and students came to the ICT lab to find out more about rare festivals they have picked up with their home room teachers. Continue reading
This August, we welcomed our youngest PYPians in Year 1, and in the ICT lab too. We started the year with a stand-alone computing unit to introduce students to the program. The unit title was “Control the computer” and this is how it went. Continue reading
During the past 6 weeks, our youngest PYPians –the Year1, experimented with word processing and learned how to open a new file, name it and save it on the desktop, as well as opening a previously saved file. Also, they started using the space bar, backspace and enter keyboard keys. Continue reading
For the last 6 weeks of our children’s stay in year 5, we planned to tackle the theme of blogging with what entitles of content creation, sharing and being responsible digital citizens. Then, it has been brought to my attention that our year 5 are already eloquent in the area, and most of them already blog! And as they haven’t had prior experience with data handling in a spreadsheet yet, we agreed as a class to change our plan: We made a spreadsheet of our dream jobs! Continue reading
In a PYP school, the culmination of primary school learning is the exhibition unit, in which students carry out an extended, collaborative inquiry. The exhibition synthesizes the essential elements of the program: knowledge, trans-disciplinary skills, concepts, attitudes and action.