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Zoombombing: What It Is and How to Handle It

Zoombombing: What It Is and How to Handle It

April 20, 2020

You are sitting quietly at your desk, listening to your teacher explain a difficult concept to you. All of a sudden, there are 30 more people in your call. One begins loudly swearing, another shares explic...

Teaching during Turbulent Times

Teaching during Turbulent Times

March 31, 2020

It was on March 13th, an hour or so after our final classes had ended, when the Hessen government announced the closing of all schools within the Hessen region. We had heard the news from friends in school...

The Quarantine life: how students have been dealing with “Physical distancing”

The Quarantine life: how students have been dealing with “Physical distancing”

March 30, 2020

On March 13th, the Hessen government announced the closing of all public schools in the state due to the rapid COVID-19 spread happening throughout the country. This led to our school closing down and ...

The Perks and Pitfalls of the CAS Experience

The Perks and Pitfalls of the CAS Experience

March 30, 2020

If you’ve ever taken the IB, you know that fulfilling your CAS requirements is one of the most tedious and surprisingly difficult tasks that you have to do to get your diploma. Along with balancing a...

Pros and Cons of Sharing School with a Parent

Pros and Cons of Sharing School with a Parent

March 30, 2020

Akshath is a senior at FIS that has been at this school since the age of 5 and his mother, Mrs Gurtu, is a fellow member of the facultative community. She started as a substitute in 2013/14 and became an offici...

Kognity at FIS: Student Responses

Kognity at FIS: Student Responses

March 30, 2020

This learning tool was introduced to students in early January as “an online textbook and learning resource that offers comprehensive coverage of many Group 3-5 subjects. [Kognity] offers guidance in approaching exams and assessments as well as explaining key concepts and topics”. At first glance, this seems to be something that could be extremely useful for IB students, but just how useful is this software? 

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