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Stephen Davidson, Léman International School, China

I love this web site. It's helping me greatly in my classes . Heather is a huge guide. I'm very grateful.

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InThinking is a great resource for breaking down the information in the new guide. It provides visuals, examples and and facilitates understanding through comprehensive language. It does what we as educators strive to do in our classroom to help our...

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Artist Teacher Workshop

25 February 2018

At this time of year you are probably focused on getting your students to successfully complete their work, document it, hang a spectacular... more

Highlights of Subject Report 2017

9 February 2018

Each year, about 8 months after exams, a subject report is published by IBO, compiled from examiner comments and feedback and recorded in a... more

Student Access

31 August 2017

Jordi and Ruben, the IT wizards at InThinking, have designed a super cool and helpful new tool for teachers and students. The student access... more

Subscriber comments

  • Hi Heather The CAF has a preset font size of 12. I have not been able to get around that even when writing in a word doc with font size 10; the CAF converts this to 12. Jayson Paterson suggested to do this because the document does not allow...
  • 26 Apr Sara Barati
    PP Asssessment Criteria
    Hi Heather, is it acceptable to have a full citation at the bottom of a screen where information is quoted/paraphrased, rather than making a Works Cited page? One of my students has done this, and I will also tell her to include the in-text...
  • 20 Apr Heather McReynolds
    E submission Comparative Study
    Hi Ina, thank you ;) - no certain cover or format
  • 20 Apr Heather McReynolds
    E submission for Exhibition
    Phil, so sorry i didnt see this comment until now! probably too late to be helpful but . Submit the original by all means!I would also include a still photo documenting the whole installation as supporting photo...
  • 20 Apr Heather McReynolds
    E submission Process Portfolio
    Hi Doug, good question- but could you clarify: do you mean the photo of the installation is included as one of the artworks in the exhibition? Of course even if the installation is being presented as a final art work this can be documented,...
  • 20 Apr Heather McReynolds
    E Submission Guidelines
    all 3 components must be submitted for the overall mark
  • 20 Apr Heather McReynolds
    Additional Supporting Photos
    Heba, what part is not clear? that number refers to max possible files ( if additional photos are included for each piece) but only one file per artwork is required
  • 20 Apr Heather McReynolds
    Internal Assessment 2018
    your teacher comments support your mark entry for each sampled candidate
  • 20 Apr Heather McReynolds
    E submission for Exhibition
    Hi Sharon, have you submitted your IA marks first? then you should see the upload screen with text and image slots
  • 20 Apr Heather McReynolds
    E submission for Exhibition
    Heba, the additional 2 supporting photos per piece are optional. required are the image files for each of the studio pieces submitted.
  • 19 Apr Brian Reynolds
    E Submission Guidelines
    When marking IB Predicted grades . . . What should I do if the student has done the Exhibition and turned in all relevant documentation for that scoring a 5 . . . If I figured things correctly they would earn a predicted 3 EVEN if the other...
  • 19 Apr Heba Yosri
    E submission for Exhibition
    Hi Heather, For the IA requirements, there is a part which is not clear ( supporting photos-22 files, 2 for each piece of art) (optional) i don't understand which photos should I submit in this part specially that i added the two supporting...