Digital Tools: Good Practices in Schools 2022 – 2023

Use of VR Technology at St. Benedict College – Kirkop

Students at St. Benedict College are enjoying the benefits of using virtual reality headsets. Find out more about their experience and read about the Class VR project by clicking here.

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Exploring Habitats Using VR Technology at SMC Middle School, Cospicua

During the Science lessons at SMC Middle School Cospicua, students from year 7 and year 8 were given the opportunity to explore different habitats around the world using Class VR. Students ventured on a virtual tour to the sandy seashore of Bora Bora, the Moroccan desert, the amazing Amazon Forest and the Swiss Alps amongst other habitats. They could also experience the underwater world to observe turtles, sharks and coral reefs as well as see the effects of climate change.

IEEE Robot Championship

In December 2022 or team was involved in setting up an information stand at the IEEE Robot Championship. The stand served not only as a means for reaching out to the public about the potential of technology in education but also doubled as an interactive workshop for students. Students could interact with the technologies on display whilst guided by the Digital Literacy team.

Use of VR in schools

Virtual Reality is being heavily used in Middle and Secondary schools. St Thomas More College Middle School, Year 7 Geography lessons with Ms A Calleja Jones using Virtual Reality in class!! Visiting places all over the world.

VR Training to Senior Management Teams

On the 25th of November 2022, Education Officer Dr. Omar Seguna and Support Teacher Mr. Jason Bugeja delivered a training session about the use of virtual reality to St. Ignatius College Head of Schools. The training session was organised by the Head of College network, Dr. Doreen Said Pace.

Use of ClassVR During Lessons

Digital Literacy Support teachers visit schools on a weekly basis to provide support and training to educators in making the most of technology. This year, our team was busy supporting teachers in making use of the new ClassVR headsets, a new exiting technology that brings a new level of immersion in class.

Teachers immediately saw the potential of these devices and started making use of ClassVR in their lessons. Here we can see Mr. Ambrose Galea from STC Middle School deliver an English Literature lesson revolving around the play of Frankenstein. Students were able to visit and explore locations from the play using the ClassVR headsets.

Use of Tablets During German Language Lessons

Ms. Graziella Vella and her students are making use of tablets (iPads) during the German Language lesson at STC Middle school.

Here we can see students create a photo story with German captions.

Playcon 2022 Workshops for Students

During the PlayCon Expo held between Thursday 3rd and Sunday 6th November 2022, students from different schools were able to attend a number of workshops organised by the Digital Literacy team. These included coding with Micro:bits and playing Minecraft Education.

Code Week Activities at St. Ignatius College Middle School Ħandaq

The Digital Literacy Secondary team organised a number of coding workshops for students during Code Week 2022.