Information Technology in a Global Society (ITGS)

This is wikispace has been set up for ITGS students at Bankok Patana School to learn, collaborate and extend their knowledge and understanding of IT in a Global Society though the use of eLearning technologies.

GOOD LUCK TO THE CURRENT YEAR 13 CLASS who are off from Friday 4th April 2008 to prepare for the exams in May


Members of the space are the Year 12 and Year 13 ITGS students and invited faculty members: Mr Gertz (mige), Mr Burrell and Mr Brian Taylor. We also have invited teachers from other schools who may visit the site from time to time to see what we are up to. The Patana Acceptable Use Policy and Web Publishing Guidelines extended to this site.


Visitors to this site are very welcome and we hope that our 'work-in-progress' is helpful. By making this space public, we have opened up our classroom to the world. There will be typos and factual errors as this is a space for students to explore and build ideas and work together. We welcome constructive feeback.


This space is public and as such can be viewed by anyone. Only members can edit pages. At this stage, anyone can post messages. It is the intention to invite other students and teachers to participate in this space. Please email Madeleine Brookes, teacher/organiser of the site ( if you would like further information.

The Great Debate

date started: January 2008 Participants: Year 12 SL class (using resources/research collated from current Year 13 students). "To what extent has DTP and advanced word processing had on society". This debate looks at the issues arising from the introduction of DTP: unemployment, freedom of speech, intellectual property. The scenario is a fictional country (Edtopia). Thanks to E Schoeffel from St Peter's College, SA for this idea.

The HL Portfolio

date started: November 2007
A step-by-step guide to the portfolio. Students' work will NOT be displayed as this is for IA - however examples are given to help guide students.

2.1.1 System Fundamentals

date started: November 2007
This is a summary of the terms and some s/e issues organised by Year 12 (IB1) students.

eWaste project

date started: October 3rd 2007
particpants: Year 12 SL/HL class (12 students)
Links that were originally in the left navigation bar have now been moved to the eWaste main page


The theory is organised by the Year 12 students. Students are using the text Further Access 2000-2002 by FR Heathcote for self-study.

Database project

date started: October 3rd 2007
participants: Year 13 HL class (9 students)

Is IT in the news?

date started: September 25th 2007
participants: Year 12 HL class (7 students)

Year 13 Paper 2 Practice

date stated: October 17th 2007
participants: Year 13 HL class (9 students)

Models and Simulations

Note taking and organisation
date stated: November 1st 2007
participants: Year 13 HL class (9 students)