🤩 @mackiwg🤔 Just wondering can mastodon be used as a discussion platform for a school for the students and teachers to share ideas....will it be privacy protected for our students....I feel it is better then having a website or magazine at the end of the year....wish to have some opinion on this😍

😍 definitely now I can teach computer teachers in my school about saving files ..odt, PDF, resolution 1280x720 pixels.😂 ..even learnt how to save PDF as a hyperlink which was not needed🤣 the best part was Audacity and Openshot to make videos....will definitely use these tools …I can now make music for my parties😎….sleepless nights....worth it❤️

....How to create repository and URL for the printable resources😂

In the lesson plan submission we have to include URL for our resources; for videos how to we do URL

🤔 It is important for learning content to be developed by educators in Fiji, rather than “importing” content from the international world since currently we just copy and paste and use without giving any thought to creative commons which we are learning in . Proper training through "Train the Trainers" programs for all teachers in Fiji will enhance development on high standard content in Fiji.

🤔 Yes, digital technologies will increase affordable access to high quality materials for learners in Fiji. This can only be possible if teachers and students have gadgets and affordable internet and most important is education, awareness and training in digital technologies.

🤔 In Fiji, natural disasters such as cyclone and flooding results in school closures which is possible in the future. This online education can assist however in Fiji during such disasters the internet and power supply is always affected.

🤔 COVID19 pandemic has taught teachers and learners alike that online education is the way forward. It means that we should be knowledgeable on use of ICT and the various medium of reaching out to our students. Investment in good ICT gadgets and internet is most important for education as a teacher/learner. Professional development/ training is most relevant. training is one platform for learning to build resources. Leaders in Education and government should prioritize in this.

🤔 I don't think all textbooks in Fiji are up to date in all subjects. The MoE keeps updating and informing teachers about changes. Errors are noted and feedback given to MoE via department reports. There has been a lot of changes in the curriculum over the last few years and MoE has been updating textbooks.

🤔 Learners in Fiji have little access to high quality teaching materials. They rely on the textbooks provided by the Ministry/school. They rely heavily on the teachers for notes and explanations. Schools collect and keep past year exam papers for students to use. Worksheets are also photocopied and given. Past exam papers and textbooks are available on the MoE website and FEMIS but not all students have the knowledge and internet (data) to download and use the resources available.

❤️ In Fiji, I think that OER awareness has to be created and training should be provided. Education Ministry with selected Principals, Curriculum Developers, HODs and teachers who have interest/ enthusiasm in OER should take the lead. Introduction and awareness of using open source apps and provision of ICT equipment loaded with open source apps and internet is vital. Time to prepare resources and guided lesson plan will make the outcome better 🤔

🤪 In Fiji, higher remuneration, rewards and awards and recognition through promotions will motivate teachers to participate in sharing OER . OER facilitators/coordinators who are trained properly can carry out Train the Trainers sessions with other teachers in the District. Resource centers can be set up where ICT equipment and internet is provided for teachers to prepare OER for the nation❤️ 🤔

😄 In Fiji, a national day dedicated to OER development will work because it is dedicated to development of resources for teaching and learning which will benefit the society as a whole. Actually, here in Fiji, we have commerce week, IDADAIT week, science week etc, hence we should have a OER development week every year which will create awareness on OER 😍

😜 Since all teachers are not attending this course and teachers can only learn by doing, there could be a Train the Trainers session or professional development for all teachers on this before they are able to proceed with standard lesson plans. 😍 Awareness of Creation Commons, the open source apps and software such as Mastodon, WordPress, Audacity, Wiki, LibreOffice, OpenShot.... most importantly hands on practice is vital.

In Fiji, I think it would take about 3 to 5 years to generate OERs for the full curriculum since the leaders have to initiate this .

course will definitely train us all to create a dedicated list on mastodon which can assist Fiji and the Pacific Island community of teachers. The course is challenging but "learning by doing" is the way forward🤩

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