Year 3.1 students at St. Nicholas College, Dingli Primary School, worked hard on their creative writing skills during the past week. The theme was ‘Spring’. Some children used Microsoft Sway to present their work. Here are some of the work they did online. (You need to be logged in with an iLearn account in order to view the work). Well done to Ms. Jenny and her students !
The Directorate for Digital Literacy and Transversal Skills held online presentations for parents/guardians whose children are eligible for the One Tablet for Child (OTPC) Learnpads. Click on the links below to view a recording of the sessions (both in Maltese and English).
The Directorate for Digital Literacy and Transversal Skills have prepared several resources for Educators, Students, and Parents/Carers, which can be used during this time where schools have once again been closed due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Click on the links below to check out the following Toolkits, Tutorials and Online Videos to help keep our students engaged!
Click on the following links to access the guidelines for Online Teaching developed by the Directorate for Digital Literacy and Transversal Skills (DLTS) in conjunction with the Quality Assurance Department (QAD). Separate guidelines are available for Class Educators and SLT.
Esplora Interactive Science Centre is pleased to offer online sessions for Early years and Primary school students. Due to the current pandemic, unfortunately school children cannot visit the Interactive Science Centre physically this year. To overcome this situation and offer an Esplora experience to school children, Esplora is now offering various sessions adapted to be held online with schools through Microsoft Teams or Zoom.
Esplora mill-iskola sessions will be offered free of charge and upon confirmation through booking. These are offered on a first come first served basis for all schools on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Moreover, they are age-appropriate and with an approximate duration of 30 mins. Educators can refer to the information below, to be able to place a booking: esplora.org.mt.
The Euroguidance Malta Centre, within the National School Support Services, is pleased to launch the 2nd Euroguidance Newsletter highlighting some of the valid work being conducted by the Centre in relation to career guidance. It can be accessed on: https://euroguidance.gov.mt/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/EG-Newsletter-Issue-2.pdf
The Directorate for Learning and Assessment Programmes is launching a series of Primary Science webinars for parents/guardians of students in the primary years. The aim of the Primary Science webinars is to:
• Provide an overview of Primary Science across the primary years.
• Highlight the importance of promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) from an early age.
• Address key areas vis-à-vis Primary Science, specific to the age category.
• Provide exemplars of doing inquiry-based Science in the primary using everyday resources.
Details of the Primary Science webinars can be accessed on the Primary Science website.
Participation in these educational webinars is on a voluntary basis. Interested applicants are kindly requested to register their participation through the following LINK. Registration will be open until a day before the date of each particular webinar.
Any queries can be forwarded to Ms Isabel Zerafa on email@example.com.
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!
Over the last few months, schools and institutions have been working tirelessly to enable distance learning. One of the most common tools being used is Microsoft Teams. New features are rolled out regularly to help the overall learning experience for both students and educators. Some of the updates which have already been done, or will be by the end of June, include:
Getting back-to-school ready with 4 top-requested features
What is available now, what’s coming soon
Resources for educators
Guidance for IT admins
For more information and to keep updated on Team’s new features, visit the Microsoft’s Tech Community Blog on: https://bit.ly/2Y4iYKZ.
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: