Author Archives: Werner Paetzold

About Werner Paetzold

Canadian International of Hong Kong Extended Essay Coordinator

Notes for April 2011

1. How can using Google Apps enhance our students’ cognitive engagement? 2. My top three educational blogs In this post, I would like to share with you some of the ways in which I have been engaging in my own … Continue reading

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Welcome to the 2010-2011 academic year

New IB publications that address cross programme issues: 1. Holistic Education an interpretation for teachers in the IB programmes An exploration of what this term means in relation to the IB Programmes, especially the Learner Profile. 2. Concurrency of learning … Continue reading

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Google Wave is now available for all!

Excellent tool for collaboration has just become open for all to use. Here is the official Google Wave Blog that explains how to join and some great examples of how it works.

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May Update 2010

1. Improved PD Feedback As many of you have experienced, it can be quite a challenge to provide good feedback of a workshop or a conference. How does one report on a three-day workshop in a thirty minute slot? In … Continue reading

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Google Docs: Tools for the 21st century teaching

Read this interesting account of how an educator uses Google Docs to transform her class practices. Thursday, February 18, 2010 4:02 PM Guest post: Tara Seale teaches 9th grade English in the Bryant Public School District and recently attended the Google Teacher Academy. … Continue reading

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Three new publications to visit on the Staffroom shelves!

The Skillfill Teacher by John Saphier et al is an excellent read. This work was highly recommended by Bambi Betts during the workshop she presented here. To find out more about the authors or to read sample chapters, simply click … Continue reading

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What’s new on the Staffroom Teachers’ Resources Bookshelf?

With the mid semester break fast approaching and especially for those of you wondering what is best for reading under a blanket by flashlight during Nyepi, here is a list of the latest works to be found on the ever … Continue reading

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