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Technology in the Classroom and Teacher Resources Blog

Technology in the Classroom and Teacher Resources Blog

Best Childrens Books of 2020

Every year a group of over 60 IB International School Librarians in Japan gather to decide which of the best new* books their students
will read as part of the annual Sakura Medal Book Award.
*Published with the last 2 years
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This list naturally lends itself to be a great selection of books for students and parents to read at home during the COVID-19 Outbreak
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Learner Profile Posters Banners and Slides for IB Classrooms

Text suits secondary, middle and high school classrooms
Each profile is available as a Poster (US and A3), Slide (ppt and 16x9), and banner / pennant (US and A3)

  1. Balanced
  2. Caring
  3. Communicators
  4. Courageous
  5. Inquirers
  6. Knowledgeable
  7. Open-minded
  8. Principled
  9. Reflective
  10. Thinkers
  11. Risk-takers (for those schools who have not transitioned to using Courageous)
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Tips for Taking Photos of Products for your Teachers Pay Teachers Store

As the video / IT / web guy at my school I get asked this quite a bit - Any Tips for Taking Photos of my products that I’m selling in Teachers Pay Teachers?

Firstly, you’ll be happy to know you can easily improve the quality of your photos with a little effort rather than a large expense.

The camera on your phone is just fine :-) smart phone cameras are remarkably good.

Turn off the flash for more even lighting. Turn up the brightness of the screen (I have mine turned down during the day to conserve batter), and connect to a mains power supply so that the phone doesn’t go…
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25 Ways To Ask Your Kids - So how was school today? Without asking them - So how was school today?

I think I will pass some of these on to the parents of my students. I'm sure some think we just sing Frozen songs in class all day.

The list is great but a few stands out for me are:

• What was the best thing that happened at school today?
• Tell me something that made you laugh today.
• How did you help somebody today?
• If you got to be the teacher tomorrow what would you do?
• Tell me a weird word that you heard today.
• Tell me one thing that you…
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How to recycle old library books

Book Art: Creative ideas to transform your books into decorations, stationery, display scenes, and more.

Book Art by Clare Youngs

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Speaking from experience I recommend you take care where you leave this book. You do not want to encourage younger students to go home and cut up books without asking their parents first. Also, be very clear in your library about which books may be recycled into crafts !
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I am an IB Teacher Librarian / IT Tech Training and Design Teacher from the UK working in Japan. I create all the artwork and videos for the teaching materials within this website, Teachers Pay Teachers and YouTube. New products and special offers will be announced here first. Everything I post is about products or services that I use in my own classes and schools.
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