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Digital Literacy Week – March 2015

In the second week of March 2015, the Department of eLearning has organised the Digital Literacy Week. Throughout the week, various schools have organised activities showcasing the effective use of technology in the learning process. Activities included

  • online searching using Kahoot,
  • game based activities using Minecraft,
  • the use of Virtual Learning Environment & Reusable Learning Objects,
  • fun with coding,
  • story telling with programmable floor robots,
  • digital microscope to analyse fruit and leaves,
  • exploring properties of shapes using Probots,
  • using Skype for a communication activity,
  • Plickers app and QR codes in a real-time voting activity,
  • story comprehension using a voting system,
  • robotics activities using Lego NXT Mindstorms,
  • an online paint program (ABCya Paint) for students to express themselves in an artistic way,
  • web 2.0 tools to enhance students’ participation and motivation and
  • the use of Probots in mathematics.

Around 250 students participated in workshops organised at the Department of eLearning. Workshops included Coding Apps, WeDo, Pro-Bots in Maths, Exploring Habitats through Web 2.0, Beebots and digital voting activities.

Digital Literacy Week

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National Digital Literacy Conference 2014

On Friday 21st November 2014, The National Digital Literacy Conference has been organised by the Department of eLearning (DQSE), the Be Smart Online Project and the MUT.  The theme is ‘L-Użu tal-Internet: noħolqu esperjenza pożittiva’. Schools were invited to send a representative from its educational personnel for this session.

On Saturday 22nd November, the conference is open for parents and the theme is:  ‘L-Użu tal-Internet: noħolqu esperjenza pożittiva ghall-familja kollha’. Parents / guardians were encouraged to attend the conference together with their children (aged from 9-12 years and 13-15 years).

 

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Conference Venue – The Xara Lodge

 

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EMBED 2013

EMBED 2013: Technology Enabled Learning in practice was held between Wednesday 20th November and Wednesday 27th November 2013 at MCC, Valletta. The event was open for schools during weekdays, while the general public was able to participate on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th November.

This annual event was an opportunity for teachers and students to participate in hands on activities which focus on how technology may enhance learning.

For further information on the event, awards, related competitions and sponsorship opportunities browse through the sections available in this site.