Welcome to IB English B PlugIn Unit 01

Theme: Human Ingenuity

Topic: Innovation in Technology

Thanks for joining this collaborative, flexible learning unit! Let’s embark together on a fascinating journey into innovative technology and ponder how it impacts our lives. Ready? Set? GO!

In a cohort of enthusiastic learners from various schools and many countries, you will wrestle with some enduring understandings about technology and innovation. [BTW – click on any word to highlight it and TAP your Mac track pad with three fingers to access the dictionary]

You will discuss possible answers to inquiry questions and you will inevitably pose more questions yourselves. Ponder them, absorb the variety of peer perspectives, and reflect on the broad learning experience, the knowledge, and the skills that you will gain or hone during this time: for exams, for critical thinking, for lifelong learning.

Check out the list of activities: 

Session 1,
    Session 2,   Session 3

  • Introduce yourself and meet your forum group. Download the FLIPGRID.com app to your phone & familiarise yourself with it.
  • Read two articles and share newly gained knowledge.
  • Practice deconstructing a text type.
  • Collaborate on a mini-research.
  • Listen to a reading of a short story.
  • Watch a film adaptation of another short story.  

Session 4
  Session 5,   Session 6

  • Discuss a couple of memes.
  • Collaborate on a creative task.
  • Share your project with other forum groups.
  • Practice writing a text type.
  • Reflect on your learning.

Ensure you also check out the Student Guide and the TOOLS page for helpful tips on apps you’ll need, and also some essential netiquette. 

Most of all, enjoy your collaborative learning and the quest for greater intercultural understanding!

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.

— Izaak Walton

Meet your flexible learning facilitator, Mrs. M.

“Individual commitment to a group effort — that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”

–Vince Lombardi