NEWS FLASH: ITGS Project – Special Event

On September 20, 2011, in Uncategorized, by Madeleine Brookes

This has been posted on the OCC and I think it will be a really good event to join.

Project Special Event 

[21 Sep through 7 Oct 2011]

This activity is being run to familiarise teachers, examiners and workshop leaders with the new Project (first examinations May 2012) and is based on actual student work submitted for May 2011. (copy in attachment)

The leaders are Barbara Stefanics (English) and Betty del Gobbo (Spanish).

The resources are as follows:

  • ITGS Guide (pages 56-70), document; Guidance on the appropriateness and complexity of an IT solution for the project, and Project samples in the Teacher Support Material (TSM). All can be accessed from the OCC ITGS homepage.
  • Two samples: Project 1 Hula Commercial and Project 2 Read Posters.  Accessible on DivShare.
  • A blank M12 marksheet for the ITGS Project.
  • A confidential mark entry form in Google docs (link will be provided)that will let the Special Events leaders know when you have submitted marks.
  • The marksheet that contains the marks and comments that will become available once you have submitted your marks for each Project.
  • Google docs page for recommendations for each of the criteria for Project 1 and for Project 2.

The links for downloading the projects and other relevant resources will be provided during the Special event.


The Complexity of a Video Project

On September 16, 2011, in Uncategorized, by Madeleine Brookes

We have been working on our projects in the WAB ITGS classroom. Today was the deadline for the first draft – and I now have a number of USB drives that I need to prise open and get marking. More on that later…

Many of our students did video projects and therefore we had many discussions on the complexity of the techniques required to hit the top marks (7-8) in Criterion E:

The IT solution identified in criterion B is created. The structure of the complex product and the choice of techniques used to develop it have been fully justified (with screenshots).

Sources are cited appropriately.

The IB Online Curriculum Centre (OCC) is a great source for discussions and I strongly urge teachers to look through the posts to see what has been discussed and to post their questions to ensure that the students are on the right track. The Teacher Support Material is very good and whilst some of the more able students are able to make sense of the examples, I strongly recommend you take the students through this material, especially the examples so that they have concrete models to guide them. Finally, there is a document that is published annually which gives a list of the appropriate techniques and their complexity.

Based on some of the projects that our students have been working on, I have tried to collate all the information about the complexity techniques for creating their videos in our wikispace. I hope that this helps.