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4 Fun Ways to Re-Engage Students After the Holiday Break

The December holidays have come and gone, and a new calendar year has begun. During the holiday period, we often prioritise spending quality time with family and friends, reflecting on the past year, and setting our sights on what is … Read More

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January’s ‘Meet the Kognite’ with Alice

At Kognity we are extremely fortunate to work with some truly talented and extraordinary people. In order to not keep all these wonderful people to ourselves, starting in January we will be running a new monthly feature called “Meet the Kognite” … Read More

Happy New Year from everyone at Kognity!

Firstly, Happy New Year from everyone at Kognity! Who can believe it is 2017 already?! 2016 has been an exciting year and we wanted to take this opportunity to take a look back at some our Kognity 2016 highlights:   … Read More

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8 Tips to Help Your IB Students Prepare for Mock Exams

The holidays are normally a time of good cheer, celebration, and family. However, for hard-working students, they can also be a time of anxiety and dread. After all, before and after the winter break come mid-term or mock exams, and … Read More

How to make the internet a reliable source of information for IB students?

Ask any millennial who braved High School around the end of the 20th century about research projects and they’re likely to recall the typical stipulation where teachers and students limited their use of online research materials. The internet was still … Read More

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How can technology help you differentiate your teaching?

Diversity is a powerful and integral part of any classroom. Students come from a variety of cultures and socio-economic backgrounds and have their own learning styles, speeds, and strengths. The IB recognises that and seeks to promote inclusive education, embracing … Read More

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How to Use Social Media to Enrich Your Classroom Instruction

When you suggest the possibility of using Social Media in the classroom, plenty of teachers may look at you funnily. After all, they’ve battled day in and day out with smart phones and tablets, trying to keep students from checking … Read More

How to use Backwards design for effective lesson planning!

As teaching moves further into the 21st century it continues to evolve and change. In order to design lessons with measurable results, teachers need to shift their thinking. Collaboration, along with the integration of content and technology, are the trends … Read More

Creating a Global Classroom: 5 Resources for Connecting Students around the World

As educators, we need to help students become globally minded through the expression of curiosity, compassion and empathy with others. It is this philosophy that the IB is founded upon, with a view to developing students who “help create a … Read More

Breaking Down the Classroom Walls: Using Technology to Balance Assessment with Authentic Scholarship

We’ve all been there. In the middle of a lecture or class activity, that one student at the back of the classroom slowly raises a hand. You hesitate to call on them. “When are we ever going to use this … Read More