Category Archives: Assessment

Command Terms and Drawing Skills

My class need to review the definitions and the way we approach some of these command terms, so here is the Command Terms presentation as a reminder. November sessioners – your exam is in one week! Maybe these resources will help.

Get practicing with those calculators, too.

Using your IB Bio GoogleSite

This is for my IB Bio SL class: keep the site updated using these tips:

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QUIA – A powerful course management system online

This service is worth having a go at. You can build a class webpage easily, set games and activities and assess quizzes. There is a free 30-day trial for teachers. If you decide you like it, it’s US$50 per year, per instructor account. Students, however, can use it for free and once they’re logged in can access a lot of resources from any discipline.

Here is an example page – it took an hour or so to set up and the quizzes took about an hour each. – set, mark and analyse assessments online – for free - mark, set and analyse assessments for freeYacapaca allows you to set Flash quizzes and portfolio tasks for students – with the added bonus of being able to see who has completed it, their score and class data for each activity.

It takes a while to get used to (not totally intuitive), but once you’re up and running it’s worth the effort. There is a wealth of authoring group to join (including IB Biology and IB MYP Science), where you can add questions to a common bank and draw from the work and expertise of other teachers. The GCSE Biology and Physics and Science groups are very well resourced indeed.

Go on, have a go. At least your mob will get a different type of homework this week.

If you need more convincing before you sign up, visit the Chalkface blog.

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