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  • This Post Was Also Written By AI

    This Post Was Also Written By AI

    Implications & Opportunities for Teaching & Learning In the two months since my last post on this topic, the AI-powered world has gone WILD. Large Language Model (LLM’s) like GPT3 are freely available and easily accessible, and example outputs from OpenAI’s ChatGPT are all over Twitter. AI Art is exploding, HuggingFace developer community is sharing…

  • Is Your ‘In-Person’ Conference Inclusive?

    Is Your ‘In-Person’ Conference Inclusive?

    As most – but not all – of the world transitions to a ‘post-covid’ era, more and more conferences are switching back to in-person only events. But are we losing great opportunities with this to be more intentionally inclusive of the wider community? Remote working and online/hybrid events showed us that we can open the…

  • This Post Was Written By AI

    This Post Was Written By AI

    Strap in, as developments in AI, Machine Learning and automation have come thick and fast over the last two years, and really exploded over the last six months. This post is a demonstration of a couple of (free or trial version) tools that showcase capabilities in AI that will doubtless have an impact on the…

  • Recording A DJ Mix Using A Virtual Cable

    Recording A DJ Mix Using A Virtual Cable

    A bit of a departure from education posts… over the summer here in Beijing, I got back into mixing and relearned some old skills. I also picked up some new technical skills, including the complexity of recording sets on a laptop without extra hardware. After getting it to work, I upgraded my laptop, lost access…

  • Visualising The New MYP Interdisciplinary Learning Objectives

    Visualising The New MYP Interdisciplinary Learning Objectives

    A quick post to share a graphic (made in Canva) to visualise the objectives for the new MYP Interdisciplinary Learning Guide (link to source, MyIB login needed)*. I’ve also updated my MYP overview MegaSheet to include the new rubrics, though do please read and understand the full guide before you use them. I am encouraged…

  • ATL Tracking Ideas

    ATL Tracking Ideas

    Back in 2015 I started building an MYP Megasheet of rubrics, subject-area overviews and other resources. Newly-added: some ATL tracking visualisations. There are some ideas for overall ATL development, as well as targeting a few specific skills and/or skills within each cluster. Click here to have a look, and click here to make your own…

  • The Posts Unblogged & A Life Less Ordinary

    The Posts Unblogged & A Life Less Ordinary

    It has been tough to blog over the past year or so. My list of unfinished drafts is a post in itself.

  • Personal Project Quick Comment Spreadsheet

    Personal Project Quick Comment Spreadsheet

    UPDATE 2022: Thanks to Terea Marcum for updating this for the new Guide. Please click here to see her version. Thank-you!  Spreadsheet to help with comment generation and moderation of MYP Personal Project. It is a long job, particularly with large class sizes and teachers working across time zones. The comment bank aims to help…

  • The Buoyant Force: L2 Talk & FOEN Workshop

    The Buoyant Force: L2 Talk & FOEN Workshop

    This was a great challenge during the Learning2 Conference last week in Nanjing. It was my first time at the conference and I was looking for an experience that would push me and provide something to think about. I presented this short talk, and an extended session on Global Ignorance, Factfulness and Data-Informed Inquiry. You…

  • Clear is Kind.

    I love this post from Brené Brown, adapted from her book Dare to Lead: “Clear is Kind. Unclear is Unkind.” In leadership roles in spaces with many moving parts and challenges, I’ve learned that unnecessary ambiguity can lead to unnecessary conflict. As a coordinator we can often predict where some of these conflicts might arise.…