Statistical Analysis and Internal Assessments

Welcome back BIS students!

Now that we’re well settled back into school, here are some updates for Statistical Analysis and your IA’s.

More resources have been added to the Statistical Analysis page, and the presentation has been updated to replace bar charts with simple plots of the mean:

If you look in the menu bar above, you’ll find more pages added over the summer break. I need to get a life. Included are some pages under development for IA help (including Design, DCP and CE), and the IA rubric checklist has been updated with some of the checkboxes edited.

Also, we now have Turnitin working on Moodle – Rock on! All of your work will now be submitted and graded online, so keep checking there for due dates.You no longer need to log in to Turnitin, so go ahead and forget that password – Moodle will do all the hard work for us. Actually, no it won’t. You will do all the hard work, but Moodle will make it easier for us to ensure academic honesty and for you to submit drafting stages.

All classes check the MrT’s Classes tab above for the most up-to-date handbooks and assessment outlines. There is also a new page to help the class of 2011 write their TOK essay using Biology.

You will also find new assessment criteria and formats for Essential Biology as we go along, with an emphasis on command terms, citing your sources and researching beyond the presentations and green book. Your handbooks/ folders now have yellow pages for in-class note-taking and lab work, using the Cornell style, so let’s give that a whirl.

Speaking of Command Terms:

Finally, there is a new opportunity for extra credit: Bio Book Club. Sound like fun? Then get reading!

About Stephen

Director of Learning & MYP Coordinator at Canadian Academy, Kobe, Japan. Formerly MYP HS Science & IBDP Bio teacher and missing it terribly. Twitterist (@sjtylr), dad and bloggerer.

Posted on August 30, 2010, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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