Teachers and students are using technology to make connections with each other across the IB community, and extend their links with the rest of the world, as Laura Bridgestock discovers. Article in IB World May 2009
Cell phones can be used in powerful ways by students and teachers as assessment tools. Most teachers are familiar and comfortable asking students to submit written work to assess their learning, but are likely much less experienced asking students to submit multimedia files as assignments. This needs to change. As teachers, we need to invite students to regularly “show what they know” not only with written texts, worksheets, and multiple-choice examinations, but also with multimedia software as well as websites which permit students to record their voices and use visual images to communicate messages.