Ciao my lovelies,
Feb 28, 2010
Feb 27, 2010
This is something for all you history people out there who are sick of boring old history notes. This is an analysis of Caberet. This movie/ play is full of fantastic songs and has a great story line but it is also a very useful way of considering the issues and attitudes prevalent in pre-hitlarian Germany. This post is and analysis of some of the songs from the 70s movie and the social issues they touch on. I hope it also, in some cases makes you smile. :) I'm not sure if you guys will like it but we'll see. Oh, and I don't own Caberet at all.
This songs is the opening song from Caberet. It introduces the idea of the underground scene that appeared post WWI. A new sub-culture developed, especially in Berlin, amoung the dissolusioned masses returned from war wishing to actually 'live' life before they died. The flapper, gay communities, caberet and strip clubs emerged much to the dismay of members of the older generation and conservative members of the community. They saw this as a demoralisation of the young and sought to remove it. Hitler offered this, he would destroy the underground caberet clubs and reassert 'morality' in German society.
More to come......
Feb 26, 2010
Feb 20, 2010
Would you like to have an online diary? Do you have something that you are burning to share with the rest of the world? Are u a desparate IB student, and needs good CAS hours? Do you want your ideas/thoughts to be heard in the world?
If your answer is YES, building a blog might be the best choice for you. However, you don't know how to do it...No Problem At ALL!!!
Not a Zebra is here to help:) Just follow the instructions/steps below:
Step 1: Choose your ideas for CAS points:
ok so you cant just make a blog for CAS, you need a purpose. Whatever the blog is about make sure you have talked it over with your CAS teacher to ensure you are ticking the right boxes. ideas to incorporate CAS is to make instructions (like this one) to inform another student on a creative aspect you are good at , you could have information on helping other student (like a blog that directs students to websites with vital IB study material.), you could make profile pages to promote other students skills (we have done a art portfolio, showing our IB arts students there art works) the ideas are endless, just look around our pages and explore the endless ideas you can do to get your IB CAS hours Finished!!!!!
Step 2: Brainstormining:
Plan your blog. Try to answer four crucial questions:
1. What is the subject of your blog?
2. Do you want to have your viewers comment back?
3. Do you want people to link your individual pages or just your overall blog?
4. Are you going to be able to keep your blog up to date?
Step 3: Go to http://www.blogger.com :
Click on the Create a Blog Now button. After creating your account and setting up a username with a password, accept the Terms of Service.
Step 4: Setup Your Blog:
In the Blog title space, name your blog. Select a template.
Step 5: Create Your First Post:
You can create new postings in the Blogger Dashboard in the Posting section. Enter a title for your first posting and some text in the Edit area. For your first post, add some text as a greeting and whatever content you want to start your blog. You can format your text as well.
Step 6: Set Your Blogging Options:
Click to the button Yes for setting Allow New Comments on This Post, if you want your viewers to add comments. Also, set time and date for the posting if you would like.
Step 7: Publish Your Post:
Click on the Publish Post button and view your blog.
Step 8: Checking Your Blog:
Click on One of the Blogs of Note in your Dashboard and select one. You will have a different set of blogs to choose from. Next, look for a mission statement. Does your blog have the info of explaining what it is for? Later on, check whether the site is hosted at blogspot.com
Step 9: Set Your Blogger Profile:
Log in to your blog and go to the Dashboard. Click on the edit profile link on the Dashboard. Configure the privacy settings. Add your name and photo to our profile. Save your profile.
Step 10: Configure Your E-mail Options:
By means of Blogsend Address, you can back-up your blog-sent to your e-mail address. Using Mail-to-Blogger Address, which will be @blogger.com, you can use your e-mail program to post your blog. Enter your email in the BlogSend Address and create a name for the Mail-to-Blogger Address.
Step 11: Send Invitation to Join Your Blog:
This is optional; you can add member(s) to your blog, if you want to. To do that, click on Members in the Settings tab, and then click on the Add Team Member(s) button. Each person you add will get an email with a link to click on to join the blog.
Notice that u don't pay anything at all!
Also, these are the steps that Not a Zebra followed and as u are aware succeed. How did we know all these? Well, as typical IB'ers, we went to the library! Never underestimate the library; library had the most useful book ever that made our blogging dream come true. For those who are wondering, the book is called Creating Web Pages All In One. We are thankful to the authors Preston Gralla & Matt Brown for it...
Anyway...Hopefully, these instructions will be useful for you:)))
In case u have any questions/suggestions/problems, feel free to comment or write to our e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org
basic rundown of the show:is an Icelandic inspector named hallgrim he works in the Danish police force, and is named chief constable of a new task force to help solve international crime. throughout solving crimes of abduction, terrorism, organ and human trafficking, hallgrim has to come with terms of him self and the reasons for leaving iceland ini the first place.
dot points on the video if you just didn't get it
- he is growing up, and still thinks about his mother
- he falls in love with a girl, Isbjørg,
- he sees her with her father
- then runs away to from iceland leaving her behind
- he later grown up regrets leaving her behind and has visions about her.
personally i really love the softness of the song (very movie/disney song/epic song), it very melancholy as it tells of the main characters live his acts and experiences that change and form his life and being now. i love how like my theme for ART, people change by experiences.
Feb 12, 2010
1. study music mix-tapes:
I heart Hiroshima
2. fake reading glasses
3. recycled/Eco- friendly stationary
4. lavender flavoured pearl milk tea.
5. State library membership
6. una PARTY dress
Sorry this post will probably just interest people, who are suffering from the IB pain. (not really...I should say people, who are enjoying the best period of their life's - the IB stage:) btw I do believe in that)
OK...If you haven't done your TOK presentation yet, these tips hopefully will be so helpful 4 you!!! I have recently discovered the lovely site http://www.ibhelp.com/ and saw the awesome post about the tips and would like to share it with you guys....:))) Btw I just shortened the actual text, which was sent by Linda (I dunno who she is but I greatly appreciate her post and acknowledge her, as well as the other editors of this site of this website)...
"These tips were written by Nick Alchin, a ToK and mathematics teacher at Sevenoaks School, Sevenoaks, Kent, UK. He has also written an excellent ToK text book for IB students and a teacher's book."
1. Read the assessment criteria. You should focus on knowledge issues and choose a contemporary issue.
2. Choose a concrete topic that interests you and find the TOK in it. Try to find a topic that you will really enjoy talking about and that means something to you personally. Some of the most effective presentations start with an everyday story and go on to draw out the TOK aspects.
3. Explore an issue; this means that you should present different points of view, even if they contradict each other and even if you disagree with them. Give your own opinion; you can point out that there are problems with your opinion, but be honest and say what you really think!
4. Try to cover the facts quickly and get on to the abstract TOK principles. There are no marks for dissemination of information! The focus of the presentation must be analysis, not description.
5. Think about the implications of TOK principles and use them to reflect on the validity of the principles.
6. Your communication on the structure of your presentation should be clearly stated and easy to follow by the audience. Having one or two overheads with the main points in bullet form (using a large font for clarity) can keep both you and your audience on track.
7. State clearly the problems of knowledge that you are looking at. This will help you retain clarity and make it easier for an examiner to give you high marks in criterion A (Knowledge Issues). If you use an overhead, list the problems there.
8. If appropriate use a film clip, slides, photos, newspaper cutting or any other prop. Your presentation will probably be far more interesting if you can use something other than your voice! But make sure that the props serve a specific purpose, and that they don't replace the analysis that will earn you high marks in criterion B (Quality of Analysis).
9. In your conclusion try to summarize (briefly--only a few sentences) what you have said, and try to end with a forward-looking view. This might be a summary of the main principles you have identified or some issues which have arisen and which have not been answered. Do not just repeat your arguments. The end should "feel" like a conclusion and not like "well, that's it."
10. Use examples of real life situations! This will show your understanding of the knowledge issues, implications of the ToK principles and in overall, the whole context of ToK.
Ok Good luck with your ToK presentation!
Hopefully, these tips will be handy 4 u!!!
If you've got something to add, pls feel free to comment or e-mail us on email@example.com.
I'd like to share an inspirational story of the 95 year old blogger María Amelia López Soliño. She was the oldest blogger in the world!!!!
Her internet story has started with the following message in Spanish:
"hoy cumplo 95 años. Me llamo María Amelia y nací en Muxía (A Coruña) el 23 de Diciembre de 1911. Hoy es mi cumpleaños y mi nieto como es muy cutre me regalo un blog. Espero poder escribir mucho y contaros las vivencias de una señora de mi edad."
And followed by the translation in English:
"today I am 95 years old. My name is Amelia and I was born in Muxía (A Coruña - Spain) on December the 23rd of 1911. Today it's my birthday and my grandson, who is very stingy, gave me a blog."
To read the rest of her story, pls check her website: http://amis95.blogspot.com/
You might want to read one of the numerous articles about her. Here is the link: http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/tech_and_web/article6344077.ece
She might pass away but she didn't stop inspiring us:)))
Rest in peace, Señora Soliño, your "blogueriños" (as she used to call her bloggers friends) - the Not a Zebra Team are online!!!
Feb 11, 2010
Feb 10, 2010
Feb 5, 2010
This is just AMAZING ! You will know what I'm talking about once you experience this jaw-dropping 10 minute footage...
History students may understand this more than others as it reflects the History of Russia, you know what I'm talking about. I do Geography so don't blame me if I'm off :P
This was on Ukrain's Got Talent and she made it through to the finals :)
Credits to Sebastian for finding it too !