Middle school teacher Mark Burpee details a new program focused on building iOS apps, showcases some student work and congratulates the recent winners of MobileMakersEdu Build Your Own App Contest. Continue reading
Tammy Pretz (elementary school librarian) writes on the elementary school library makerspace, a selection of stations where students can create freely with a variety of resources. Continue reading
Eighth-grader Matthew Kaung writes on the Middle School Student Service Leadership Team’s (SSLT) yearly trip to Tohoku as part of the Tohoku Virtual English Classroom (TVEC) program in support of victims of the 3/11 earthquake. Continue reading
This year’s VEX Robotics Competition saw 32 teams come together for a battle royale over two days of testing technical feats.
Motors whirred, steel arms extended and batteries tested as preparations began on Friday, Nov 17 for the VEX Robotics Competition. In addition to seven homegrown teams from ASIJ, including two middle school teams, local and international teams filled the ASIJ Theater and its lobby with equipment as robot inspections began on Friday morning. Joining us from overseas this year were teams from Chadwick International (South Korea), Foshan Nanhai Yanbu Middle School and Tianjin International School (China), Hong Kong International School, Pearl City High School (USA), Thai-Chinese School (Thailand) and Taipei American School. Local competitors included British School Tokyo, Christian Academy Japan, KAIS International School, St Maur International School and Tokyo Tech High School of Science and Technology. Continue reading
Paul O’Neill (director of teaching and learning) updates us on Global Online Academy (GOA). Five years ago ASIJ joined GOA, an online platform with over 60 schools from all over the world, in an effort to broaden the opportunities for high level courses that our students can take and to create additional specialist areas. Continue reading