Welcome to the YIS learning hub.
What is the learning hub for?
As the name suggests the learning hub is a shared space for all members of the YIS community to learn. It is a place to share resources, display projects, communicate ideas, and help others by viewing, critiquing and commenting on their posts and work.
How is this different from the main YIS website?
The main YIS website is, and will continue to be, a place to display important information about the school. The learning hub is different, it is a collaborative space intended to host communication and dialogue. Therefore at the centre of the learning hub are the students’ own individual websites. These websites are a place for the students to host their projects and ideas. They serve as weblogs (blogs) and digital portfolios. The students will design and adapt their own sites to suit these different functions and will be encouraged to explore and experiment with a variety of digital tools as this project develops.
Will all sections and subjects of the school be using the learning hub?
Initially we are trialing the learning hub with certain sections and subjects. All middle school students have their own websites and some high school students. We want to ensure that both practically and educationally the learning hub is used to support and improve learning at YIS. Some departments will be using the learning hub to post resources and links. (MS English and MS Science already have sites). There will be links from the main YIS portal to any departments that choose to use the hub to post resources and assessment information.
How can parents get involved?
Parents can comment on any of the sites by simply typing in the boxes provided and leaving an e-mail address (that is not displayed). We encourage parents to use the student websites to view and comment on student work and to use the subject department and this welcome page for questions and comments for the teachers.
Thank you for reading this far and please feel free to comment below,
The Learning Hub Team