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On Friday 7th April, GCHSS welcomed a delegation of eight Italian teachers.  The teachers were assigned a job-shadowing activity to analyse technology-mediated teaching and learning.  The aim of the project is to create a new collaboration within the educational field between different European Countries.  This could be the start of future projects and exchanges of professionals within the educational sector, sharing ideas and best practices.  The co-ordinators of four subjects accepted the school’s invitation to participate in this activity.  The teachers who accepted to participate are:  Ms. Alexia Baldachino (Art), Mr. Patrick Schembri and Mr. Anthony Farrugia (Computing), Ms. Josette Ebejer Grech (Biology) and Mr. Chris Attard (Graphical Communications).  During the four hour visit the teachers witnessed the use of technology in our classrooms.  Ms. Baldachhino demonstrated the use of Graphics Tablet with Photoshop and the creation of animation using a technique called Stop motion, which involves the physically manipulation an object so that it appears to move on its own. Mr. Schembri and Ms. Ebejer Grech showed how the interactive whiteboard can be used in their lessons.  Finally, Mr. Attard, used the interactive whiteboard to explain a drawing concept using CAD.  The students in both Mr. Attard and Mr. Schembri were then asked to practice what they have learnt using the labs computers.  The Italian teachers were shown around by Mr. David Borg.

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