Europeana is one of European Schoolnet’s projects promoting the crucial role of cultural heritage in education. Indeed Europeana is Europe’s digital platform for cultural heritage, providing free online access to over 58 million digitised items drawn from Europe’s museums, archives, libraries and galleries.
Over the past five years, Europeana encouraged the innovative integration of digital cultural heritage in education. The material composing the Teaching with Europeana handbook is the result of teachers’ diligence, commitment and creativity in highlighting the importance of cultural heritage in their teaching. The handbook is available in 7 languages and includes the work of 7 Maltese teachers.
Prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Literacy Agency organised several free of charge Family Writing Activities, in Maltese and English, for children and their families in various localities around Malta and Gozo. These activities offered families a positive experience of the writing process in a fun and relaxed setting.
Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally in February each year. It aims to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children and young people and to inspire a national discussion about using technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively. To help educators to deliver practical and impactful activities for Safer Internet Day, the BeSmart Online Team have created a special section on their website, with a range of free resources, including lesson plans, presentations and more! Click on the link below to access these free resources!
The Directorate of Digital Literacy and Transversal Skills is extending its support service in the primary sector through a newly launched website that contains digital resources for educators, parents and students.
Educators can find a wealth of resources including teaching ideas, tutorials of how to use various apps and web2.0 tools as well as printable material. The website also includes links for professional development, training opportunities and other events. Video tutorials and help files will also be of benefit for parents and students, enabling them to access and make use of the digital resources used by schools and educators.
All Year 8 students in our Middle Schools are currently being prepared for their choice of option subjects which is part of the My Journey educational route whereby students can choose academic, vocational or applied subjects depending on their abilities, interests and future aspirations. This exercise, in practice, includes individual and classroom career guidance interventions with students and online talks with parents to help students make an informed choice. Besides this, each college is targeting two days (as indicated below) whereby parents can discuss their son’s/daughter’s option choice with the career guidance teams.
For further information one can call the respective college and speak to the Career Advisor.
Two of our schools at St. Nicholas College – Rabat Primary and Mgarr Primary – have been awarded special recognition during the EMBED awards, organised by the Department of Digital Literacy and Transversal Skills. Well done to our Educators for these fantastic achievements!