IEGS moved to distance learning following the recommendations from Folkhälsomyndigheten on March 18th, 2020. This means that our students are now studying from home, following their normal schedule with their teachers.
Distance learning is a new experience for us all. We are committed to supporting and guiding our students so they are able to achieve their potential, whatever their situation. However, it is the students’ responsibility to continue learning and to keep using the opportunities made available to them.
The shift to distance learning at IEGS has been a smooth transition
It is not at all new, reading books online. 1999, when I did my GYAR project, the new thing was the Palm Pilot, a portable screen that almost looked like what a smartphone looks like now. The talk around town was that this was the new way to read books. My idea was to let friends write stories for a webpage from where you then could download the stories to your Palm Pilot. The project was not a success, since the Palm Pilot was too expensive for anyone I knew to buy.
Fast forward many years, digital reading has exploded. Nowadays almost everyone has a device which you can use to read books
When you are studying from home and get stuck with a tricky math problem or just don’t understand that specific physics assignment, you can get online and try one of the study help initiatives that are available now.
- Gratis mattehjälp online
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2729237393970682// (Free math help online) is an initiative started by two KTH students. If you have a math problem you can get help from students at universities in Sweden.
- Red Cross Study Help
http://www.xn--lxhjlponline-gcbd.se/ Here you can get help with any subject.
Our third year NV-student Madeleine Nordgren was interviewed last week by the local newspaper StockholmDirekt. The article is about her research for the final year Project work (Gymnasiearbete). Great work Madeleine!
Read the article here:
The last school day of the year has arrived. The school is soon empty and dark, and silence will echo in the classrooms and corridors. Soon the clock will chime and we will leave 2019 behind us and we will move into a new year, 2020, with new challenges, promises, laughter and warmth.
I would like to take a moment to THANK YOU students and staff for a busy and memorable Autumn term.
As educators, we have collaboratively worked in ways to encourage our IEGS students to be reflective in their learning journey as they continue to develop as learners. We strive to encourage our students to