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Universe sandbox 26 March 2014
One of my students (Antonio) sent me a link to this superb universe simulator, Universe sandbox. I've only just downloaded it but it looks great. The full version costs $9.95 but so far I've just got... more
Letter to the moderator 23 March 2014
I've just finished putting together my sample for the moderator, which sounds dubious for those not familiar with the IB but it isn't. I mark electronically so the only time I see students work on paper... more
EE Happiness 21 March 2014
Today was what we call a global concerns day, the theme was happiness and we had everything that makes students happy. Short presentations by their friends, chocolate biscuits at break, hamburgers for... more
New discovery in the battery bucket 8 March 2014
My first year classes have been doing the conductivity paper experiment this week so I had to get out the box of 9V batteries. The problem is the box contains a mix of new and old so the first thing... more
Old dog new tricks 7 March 2014
I've had a SMART board for about 6 years but am still learning new tricks. Thanks to Mazen for this neat way of grouping objects. In this example I want to rotate the Michelson Morley apparatus so need... more
Don't Mock 27 February 2014
Today my students are taking their trial exam, some people call it a mock exam but I don't think it should be mocked. When invigilating real exams you can't do things like write blog post of course since... more
The google wave challenge 25 February 2014
Last weekend I was at the subject specific seminar in Istanbul getting as much information as possible about the new syllabus. When discussing possible investigation topics Andreas (Tsokos) our workshop... more
Julia Lipnitskaya 18 February 2014
I'm not following the winter Olympics very closely but know that Norway are not doing as well as (we) expected, something to do with the wax on their skis I believe. One news clip that caught my eye... more
Telescope experiments 11 February 2014
The new syllabus contains some "required experiments" that means that your students have to do them and they must be recorded on the good old 4psow. Well I suppose they had to have some reason for holding... more