Applications for eTwinning Quality Labels Now Open

Teachers who have participated in eTwinning projects during the scholastic year 2019 -2020 are invited to apply for the eTwinning National Quality Label by logging into their eTwinning Live and accessing the online application from the Projects page. EMBED Awards Outstanding projects will then be eligible for the eTwinning National Awards during the next EMBED ceremony. This year eTwinning will also award best projects initiated or continued during the schools closure period. Continue reading

Only Safety Tips for Students and their Parents/Guardians

Screen Shot 2020-05-29 at 12.17.35BeSmart Online! is a multi-agency project implemented through a consortium coordinated by Tech.mt and brings together FSWS Agenzija Appogg, the Office of the Commissioner for Children, the Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes (DLAP)  and the Malta Police Force – Cyber Crime Unit. The consortium is supported by the expertise and experience of a number of strategic partners’ who contribute through a purposely set up Advisory Board. All partners work together to raise awareness and educate children and teens, parents/carers and educators on the safer use of the Internet.  The partners also established and promotes www.childwebalert.gov.mt, an online reporting facility for illegal online content, particularly child abuse material and offers support services to respective victims.

During this time when teaching and learning has shifted online, BeSmart Online! has issued a series of guidelines for  students and parents/guardians. Click on the links below to download the information brochures:

Information for Students

Information for Parents/Guardians

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EMBED Awards 2020

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Every year, the Directorate for Digital Literacy and Transversal Skills organizes Embed Awards to recognise those whose exemplary work provides a model for teaching and learning in the digital age. With schools closure in the present extraordinary Covid-19 circumstances, digital education has been taken to a new unprecedented level as many educators have shifted to remote lessons. This posed new challenges to educators to use online platforms and other tools in their teaching and learning. For this reason, the Directorate for Digital Literacy and Transversal Skills decided to celebrate the good pedagogical practices both before and after the school closure. Educators are invited to submit initiatives based on a number of experiences and activities related to technology-mediated teaching and learning, carried out over a period of time. Continue reading

Lesson Planning for Teaching Live Online

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While there are many similarities between face-to-face lessons and online lessons, there are a lot of differences too. These things are the same: the basic structure of beginning, middle and end, the principles of good teaching, the importance of learning objectives and the need for explanations. However, the delivery is different, the interactions between learners are different and, more importantly, online learning is much more intense for everyone.

British Council have prepared an info sheet aimed at helping educators plan and deliver online lessons. Click on the link below to access this document:

Lesson Planning for Teaching Live Online – By British Council

Informative Material for students of Year 11

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The Career Guidance Teachers at the National School Support Services (NSSS), have prepared some informative material aimed at helping students of Year 11 make their choice after secondary education. These resources range from appreciating one’s qualities to the prospectuses of post-secondary institutions. Although intended for students, this material should also serve as an invaluable source for all those people, such as parents and also practitioners, wanting to be better equipped to help those who have to make their choices.

For more information visit https://euroguidance.gov.mt/resources/#1586466675429-681094a3-83ce Continue reading

Climate Detectives – Investigating Waterflow at Wied il-Qlejgha, Rabat, Malta

St. Nicholas College Science and Geography Departments (Rabat Middle School and Dingli Secondary School respectively), have prepared a report on how climate, mainly rainfall and temperature, can impact water flow and farming in Qlejgħa Valley, Malta. The report, and accompanying video, was submitted on the ESA Website – European Space Agency– for the Climate Detectives@Home project. The project challenges students to monitor our planet from home by looking from above! Participants are encouraged to find an Earth observation image, describe it and link it to a climate problem.

You can read the report by clicking on this link: Climate Detectives – Investigating Waterflow at Wied il-Qlejgha, Rabat, Malta

Watch the video below to learn more:

 

Prime Minster Announces Skola Sajf Applications 2020 to Re-Open

On Sunday 24 of May, Prime Minister Robert Abela announced that during the next easing of restrictions, childcare centres and SkolaSajf will reopen. Applications, which have previously closed on the 11th of May, are now set to re-open. For more information, please visit the Foundation for Educational Services Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/FoundationforEducationalServices/. For queries you may also call their dedicated number – 79500858.

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