Learn and Grow Together

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How can our Creative, Courageous and Compassionate Learners pursue individualized pathways? Coaches are here to help!
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This week we focus on one more of our Guiding StatementsLearn 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

We highlight a collaborative project in Elementary, share some professional learning posts found on Twitter, introduce a new ‘digital distraction’ section, and there’s another cool shortcut to make your life with your Mac a little easier!

Art/Music Collaboration – Suzanne Shortt and Eric Murray
Grade 5 students created stop-motion animations in art and music compositions to go along with them. The collaboration between art and music provided students with an opportunity to practice and perform numerous visual and performing arts skills. Using three different software programs (Stop Motion Studio, Online Sequencer, and iMovie), the students also honed their technology skills. Here are 4 of the many amazing final projects:
Last week we highlighted Twitter as a professional resource. Here is a very small selection of posts found on Twitter this week. Hopefully one of them might interest you:
  • Early Years Exchange (Jan 22-30) – “The Early Years Exchange (E.Y.E) is more than a conference, it is a gathering of early years educators sharing, learning from, and inspiring one another.”
     
  • Free Play for Kids Really is Better – read about findings of a new study
     
  • Diverse Books – “We Need Diverse Books™ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and a grassroots organization of children’s book lovers that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry to produce and promote literature that reflects and honors the lives of all young people.”
     
  • The International Schools Podcast
Have you tried the latest craze?! Wordle is a daily word game. It was created by software engineer Josh Wardle as a gift for his partner who loves guessing games. You can only play once a day and it only takes a few minutes. Be warned – it can be addictive!
A quicker way to rename files on your Macbook: