La Paz: DaF (German as a foreign language)

Using his laptop, the teacher makes live comments and corrections on the pieces the students are writing on their iPads. No nasty surprises with this method.

La Paz: “Noche de Colores” in the yard

The school premises are full of screens and projectors showing video installations created by students. It’s like an art exhibition. You can see some photos of the “Noche de Colores” on the German School Abroad La Paz Website.

La Paz: Maths

It’s group work time. The students are using paper today. When it’s time to present what they’ve done, they place their writing pads under the document camera so their work appears on the digital blackboard. At one point, when the teacher points out what seems to be an error, the students are able to use […]

La Paz: Geography

The students are using iPads to create digital learning stations on the topic of China. They each choose their own focal theme, read articles and watch videos about it, and select the information they think is most relevant. There’s a lot of discussion of how good and useable the various sources are.

La Paz: History

Students are busy researching the ‘Geschichte der Philosophie’ on their iPads. As they do so, they discover a wide range of stories which they criticise, compare and contrast.

La Paz: Spanish

The teacher uploads 22 recent articles on social issues (the drugs trade, the situation in Syria, expeditions to Mars, depression among young people, etc.) to the students’ iPads. The students pick a topic for a critical text analysis. They’re all highly motivated and on task. .

La Paz: Maths in the computer room

Year 2 students head eagerly into the computer room to play multimedia arithmetic games – with others or on their own, at their own pace, and choosing their own areas of focus.

La Paz: DaF (German as a foreign language)

The class is planning to work with their parallel class next week to create an online quiz. Some of them want to use iPads, others their smartphones. It’ll be about the book they’re reading at the moment.

La Paz: Maths

The students are using the app ‘Desmos’ to visualise functions.

La Paz: Roving reporters

Year 4 students are out all over the school premises, making short videos with their iPads. Their brief is to interview the head and deputies, the canteen staff and other students. They’re focused and loving what they’re doing.

La Paz: PE

The students are using their iPads to film one another on the trampoline so they can analyse their technique.

La Paz: History

After a digital-free lesson, some students get up and use their smartphones to take a picture of the board.

La Paz: Spanish

The students are practising their spelling using the app ‘Palabraz’ as a warm-up exercise before the lesson gets underway. Much fun is being had by all.

La Paz: Robotics Club

I watch a small robot cross the classroom. It’s the creation of a year 4 student with an ingenious imagination, and a girl from year 6 did the programming. It’s not long since this dream team won bronze in Bolivia’s Robotics Olympics.

La Paz: Video conference room

Today I’m getting my first glimpse of the video conference room. It’s got an acoustic ceiling and has been fitted out with microphones and a high-res camera with zoom and panning functions. The equipment has enabled a pupil with health problems to take part in lessons from home.

LaPaz: IT

The students are working in groups to create their own video tutorial on a program of their choice. They’re using Google Docs to brainstorm and put together a plan for their work.

La Paz: Spelling practice on the computer

A group of year 2 children rush into the computer room, raring to go. Today they get to practise their spelling using learning games. They help each other out, finding where to click and to enter text and how to get rid of the ads. Sometimes one of them walks across the room to ask […]

La Paz: DaF (German as a foreign language)

The students are finding out information on Berlin, two or three to an iPad. There’s a pleasant buzz in the air – lots of interaction, no noise.

La Paz: Art

Students are using iMovie to create short films on iPads and then showing them on the digital blackboard. They’ve produced some really creative and individual films within the space of just one double lesson.