Learn and Grow Together

In This Edition:

A piece on Learning Management Systems — Important updates, including Google’s new storage policy — Shorcut: Hot Corners on Macs.

Good Morning, Vampires! We bring you another edition of Tech Bytes; sharing ideas, strategies, and articles to ignite your curiosity and deepen discussions around the use of technology in the classroom. This week’s focus on our Guiding Statements will be:

Learn and grow together 
  • connect with AISB learners from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, engaging with them in ways that broaden mutual understanding and learning
  • use collaborative technologies to work with others, including peers, experts or community members, to examine issues and problems from multiple viewpoints
  • contribute constructively to project teams, assuming various roles, and responsibilities to work effectively toward a common goal

Check out this great article where Kristin Ziemke and Katie Muhtaris tackle the question of what it means to blend technology with what you already do well, “Blending Cherished Ideas With Digital Instruction“.

You might have heard that the IB Exams were canceled this year. 
What are the grade 12’s doing to keep busy? Listen to Environmental Systems and Societies teacher Peter Stanley discuss how he uses his background in photography to engage with his students in ways that broaden their mutual understanding and learning. Have a look at Peter’s amazing textbook on Amazon, “Speaking with Photographs” as well as his body of work on his site, Photopa.


If you would like to share something that is happening in your online classroom in a future edition of Tech Bytes, please let the Digital Learning Team know.

Some practical tips to help you during Distance Learning. 

  1. Want to be able to use two apps at the same time on your iPad? Watch this Tutorial from Sarah to use “Split screen on iPad“.
  2. So many emails now in distance learning… not sure if you have replied or not? Need a little help organizing your inbox? A quick tutorial from Troy about “Gmail Reply Hack + Labels & Filters“.