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Learning Tool Kit

The following “tool kits” were prepared by subject area teachers to provide students and parents with resources to improve studying and learning. Please feel free to avail yourself of these strategies and to consult your teacher about the best way to use them. In addition, we have included the TOK style “Framework for Making Knowledge” for each subject so that parents and students understand that the process for making knowledge has philosophical as well as practical underpinnings.

Language A Tool KitFramework for Making Knowledge-English Language A-2012-2013

Language B ToolkitFramework for Making knowledge_Language B

Social Studies Tool KitFramework for Making Knowledge – History Dept

Science Study Tool KitFramework for Making Knowledge_Science_2012

Math ToolkitFramework_for_Making_Knowledge–Math 08212012

Theatre ToolkitFramework_for_Making_Knowledge-ArtsTech_

Art Toolkit

Here is a link to more subject specific learning guides: http://blogs.henrico.k12.va.us/fmslibrary/critical-literacy-reading-and-writing/study-skills-by-content/

Here is a wonderful site funded by the Gates Foundation. Kahn Academy is a free service featuring 3800 videos on many different subjects. Our students might especially find the math, science and history sections helpful. Signing up is free and the videos are of great quality. Please access the site here: https://www.khanacademy.org/

In addition, here are some helpful sites students and parents may want to utilize:

Transitioning to high school: http://www.pamf.org/teen/life/school/highschool.html


A fun “IB Busy” to-do list form, thanks to Lisa Renard-Spicer, IB DP Coordinator, Mountain View High School: IB Busy TO DO list

All About Mindmaps: http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newISS_01.htm
http://www.cogniview.com/convert-pdf-to-excel/post/using-mind-maps-for-creativity-note-taking-and-productivity/ (This one has links to mind-mapping software!) 
Why you may not be doing as well as you think you should:Steps to productivity

Know your Learning Style: http://www.edutopia.org/multiple-intelligences-learning-styles-quiz

Learning Styles: Right vs. Left Brain: http://www.intelliscript.net/test_area/questionnaire/questionnaire.cgi

Learning to use Mind Maps: http://www.mindmappingstrategies.com/learning-mind-mapping.aspx

Graphic Organizers: http://www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/

Study Skills: http://educationatlas.com/study-skills.html

Time Management: http://www.ucc.vt.edu/lynch/TimeManagement.htm

How to Beat Procrastination, from a “real world” perspective: http://lesswrong.com/lw/3w3/how_to_beat_procrastination/?gclid=CJLvzruIvbICFUhN4Aod3G0AzA

7 Timeless Tips to Avoid Procrastination: http://www.positivityblog.com/index.php/2009/04/23/how-to-stop-procrastinating-7-timeless-tips/

11 Practical Ways to Stop Procrastination: http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifehack/11-practical-ways-to-stop-procrastination.html



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