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  • 18 Aug Heather McReynolds
    The Comparative Study
    Hi Susan, the specification is differing cultural contexts, which can be cultural or temporal, as long as context is addressed. i.e. They may all be contemporary if from different cultures.
  • 18 Aug Heather McReynolds
    The Exhibition
    Hi Dale, videos are certainly an accepted art form, ( column 3 art making forms table) - just make sure file sizes and length meet upload specifications - info on e submission page).
  • 17 Aug Susan Walton
    The Comparative Study
    Hi, Heather! Do the artists chosen need to be from different time periods, or just different backgrounds? Thank you!
  • 15 Aug Dale Meier
    The Exhibition
    Hi Heather, What are your thoughts on students making videos? Is this allowed by the IB? If so how would we submit it to the IB? I am afraid the files may be too large.
  • 9 Aug Heather McReynolds
    CS Assessment Criteria
    Hi Susan, they can scan hand made pages if they prefer- VERY legible and well laid out.. I have seen a few successful "handmade" CSs. Another option is to mix hand made and digital pages.
  • 9 Aug Susan Walton
    CS Assessment Criteria
    Hi, Heather! Thanks so much for all your work on this invaluable resource! Quick question: does the CS have to be completely digital, or can the students scan (legible) hand-made pages like they do in the PP?
  • 6 Aug Rae Reyes
    E Submission Guidelines
    Thank you very much!
  • 1 Aug Ben Watt
    Curriculum Planning
    Many thanks
  • 1 Aug Heather McReynolds
    Curriculum Planning
    Hi Ben, I will post a sample unit plan here before that date, and FYI it is in the works to create a series of unit planners that teachers can pick and choose from to create their own course plan....:)
  • 1 Aug Heather McReynolds
    E Submission Guidelines
    Same as 2018, usually it doesnt change
  • 31 Jul Rae Reyes
    E Submission Guidelines
    Hello, Heather. Do you know the deadlines for those submitting in April 2019? Thank you.
  • 25 Jul Heather McReynolds
    E Submission Guidelines
    you need to verify that with your school- it will be for all subject exams, not just art.