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Digital Ways to Read Books

By Linda Kruusmägi
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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

Online Study Resources from our Librarian

By Linda Kruusmägi
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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.

  • Pluggakuten

www.pluggakuten.se At

As the holiday season creeps in, an Autumn Term flies by

By Linda Kruusmägi
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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

Science Month in the Library

By Linda Kruusmägi
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Science Month in the library starts Friday December 2nd and lasts until Christmas. Fiction and non-fiction books with scientific theme will be on display in the library during this time. 

Welcome to the library, and browse through the wide selection of amazing literature! 

Fika sessions with book discussions on Thursday 5 Dec and 12 Dec at 15:00.

Come and be inspired to read a book, or to discuss the book you are currently reading with other students. 

Science book quiz

Test your knowledge with our science book quiz! The winners will be posted on the library door the day before

A student blog post from EYP in Austria 2019

By Linda Kruusmägi
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The chairperson announces the final vote and proceeds to wrap up the debates for the day. People get up, speaking quietly about what just happened on their way out. I am still sitting, in shock. I look around and find that everyone in my committee is doing the same. We slowly get up and the tears we were fighting back are now coming. We sob like children all the way to the next venue. Although we are inconsolable we wipe our tears away to keep up appearances during dinner. 

To create a better understanding to this very emotional response I should probably start from the beginning. During my

The IEGS Art Exhibition 2018

By Megan Rocher
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This years IEGS Art Exhibition had a lot of great contributions! Every house participated in making the Art Exhibition as great as it was. This year it was held during open house generating a huge outsider influx and really showed the public what the talented people of IEGS can do!

“It’s so impressive!”

 “I would totally hang this up in my house!”

“Wow, I had no idea there were so many talented people at my school!”

We also had contributions from many teachers around the school; such as Mr Khün’s lovely “Dragonflies” piece, Ms Moore’s amazing collages from

LGBT Books in the Library

By Lydia Barsawme
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As a part of the Pride Day, there will be an exhibition in the library with books with a LGBT theme. LGBT stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender.

As natural as it feels for us that the school library could have an exhibition with books that celebrates all kinds of love, it is important to remember that this would not be possible in some parts of the world. In some countries homosexuality is punished with death. But also in Sweden many teenagers and adults feel like outsiders and not accepted for who they are.

Welcome to the library to take a look at the books! I’ve tried to

IEGS Debate Society

By Megan Rocher
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On November 18-20 the IEGS Debate Society took part in the Swedish Schools Debating Championship held at Sigtunaskolan Humanistiska Läroverket. Twenty teams from seven schools participated in what was an intense and challenging weekend. Many students who were new to IEGS Debate Society this year were able to see the results of their hard work and persistence.

Our team of Emilie Turgeon, Adnane Ben Sennah, Mimi Wilkinson, and Matilda Bergström won the Novice Team championship, and they also placed fourth in the finals for the debate championship overall. Giulia Armiero won Best Novice

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