Over the past few weeks I have been working with my Economics colleagues to moderate and mark our Internal Assessment for the IB Economics. We have over 100 students in each grade completing the course work so I am lucky (or maybe unlucky) to see lots of great examples. This blog post tries to highlight … Continue reading Crafting the perfect Economics Commentary
Omnigraph Sketcher (Omni Group) is an application which can help you make clear, precise graphs that can be embedded in any document. A few of my Economics students trialled the product last year and then decided to purchase a license. ($19.95, less for bulk purchases, free 14 day trial available) It is a useful tool … Continue reading Graphing Tools and Applications – Omnigraph Sketcher
Within the depths of the International Baccalaureate organisation in Wales, a new curriculum for Economics has been brewing. Since April 2008, a review committee has been meeting and now the new curriculum is in the final stages of review. The new guide is due to be published in the next few months. The following excerpt … Continue reading A new curriculum for IB Economics…. yikes !
Every year I feel disappointed with the moderation feedback from my set of internal assessments. In IB Economics, students create a portfolio of four commentaries, which are marked according to an established set of criteria. Each year I deliberate on the grade that I think each portfolio is worth. Usually the pieces of work are … Continue reading The mysteries of Internal Assessment in IB Economics