Important Updates for Educators – Platforms for Teaching and Learning

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Fronter phasing out

Kindly note that Fronter will be phasing out and will close in November 2020 due to its old functionalities which are not supported any longer by the provider. Hence you are encouraged to download any useful files by 30th October 2020. We recommend that you upload your files on One Drive to be easier for you to share with your students. Please find step-by-step instructions on how to download your files from Fronter here. Alternatively, you can also download the following presentation.

Ilearn email account

Please note that the Ilearn email account (name.surname@ilearn.edu.mt) will not be effected and this will still be used when Fronter is closed.

The way forward

My School and Microsoft Teams will complement each other to carry out any activity that you need both in class and for online teaching and learning. This includes taking attendance, recording assessment, sending announcements to parent and students, sending work to students, receiving students’ work, correcting work and giving feedback, communicating and more. Teleskola.mt is another useful platform to share resources with students, educators and parents. These platforms are already widely used by educators, school leaders, students and parents.

We encourage you to learn more on:

Teams: https://support.office.com/en-us/teams

My School: https://support.msm.io/hc/en-us/sections/201677905-General

Teleskola: https://teleskola.mt/

For further info and support please join the new MS Team named ‘Fronter’ by clicking here.

Watch Teleskola on TVM2 every Tuesday and Thursday Afternoon!

Teleskola – Your School at Home – was built to help parents, guardians, students and educators to easily find distance learning resources and lessons. Currently there are over 1,500 lessons across all subjects. You can also watch Teleskola on TVM2 every Tuesday and Thursday at 15:30. Another opportunity for students along with their families to continue their learning at home!

STEM UK – Resources for Primary, Secondary and Post-Secondary Educators and Students

Screen Shot 2020-05-07 at 13.26.37STEM UK aims to achieve a world-leading STEM education for all young people. Supported by a unique partnership of Government, charitable trusts and employers, STEM UK are dedicated to raising young people’s engagement and achievement in STEM subjects and careers.  Their website offers a myriad of information as well as downloadable lessons for teachers and students. Visit the STEM UK website to access resources across a wide range of STEM subjects, including Digital Literacy, Science, Mathematics, Computing, and Design & Technology.

STEM UK

Online Book on eSafety for Students, Parents & Educators

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Tackling online safety issues, such as digital reputation, fake news, screen time, cyberbullying or sextortion, is becoming increasingly important these days. The tips for parents, teachers and students compiled in this booklet will show you where to start!
Click here to access the booklet: eSafety Booklet for Students, Parents and Educators.

Free Coronavirus Digital Book for Students

Screen Shot 2020-05-06 at 09.54.59Axel Scheffler has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it. Published by Nosy Crow, and written by staff within the company, the book has had expert input: Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine acted as a consultant, and the company also had advice from two head teachers and a child psychologist. Continue reading

Learning Tutorials: Using 123App Audio and Video Recorder

St. Nicholas College is preparing a set of learning tutorials for educators to use for online teaching. In this first episode, you will find a step-by-step guide of how to use the voice and video recorder features on the site 123Apps  that allows you to record videos and take pictures with your webcam. All you need is a web camera and a good internet connection. This can be used to explanatory videos for students to watch from home.

Click on the following video to view this tutorial:

 

Digital Fitness App – Available for Free until 31 July 2020

PwC Digital Fitness app helps to test your digital fitness and also boost your digital skills. Whether it’s self-aware robots, smart clothing, or an unhackable Quantum Internet, there are a lot of cutting-edge inventions out there. Additional benefits and topics:

  • Learn about the new privacy laws and how they impact you
  • Discover how innovation happens

Currently both the app and its training content available for free until 31 July 2020. Please visit this website for more details on how to get your free access code and download the app: https://www.pwc.com/mt/en/initiatives/digital-fitness.html.

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