Monday, August 25, 2014

Do what you love and love what you do.

Be careful what you wish for.
I was careless, yet careful at the same time.
I ended my teaching career in a public school by moving on into an e-learning company.
Here, as time passed, I got to try out many different ways of teaching and got to see many other ways to teach.
There is one I would especially like to brag about.
Frog Connected Classrooms.
We used Google Hangout on Air to do this and this has rarely been done in Malaysia, or perhaps never.
For this third quarter of the year, we tried a discover career series by having working adults hanging out with schools through video-conferencing-like app, to talk about their careers.
Check us out here: #FrogCC
I would like to think of this as being inspired by TFM Week, when they have VIP guests co-teach in classes with TFM Fellows.
This is a new exciting way of approaching and interacting with people in the working world, for Malaysian school students.
It was thrilling and fun to watch the exciting faces of the kids when they are called upon to ask questions to our guests. Oh my, how cute were their squeals!
This would be something great to do between schools in Malaysia or even with schools overseas.
I eagerly await when education goes world wide like this, while sitting in the comfort of your very own classroom.
Perhaps it already has, elsewhere in the world, but here, it is the beginning~ and I love it already!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Frog Connected Classrooms

I may not be a teacher in a public school anymore, but a saying goes "sehari guru, selama-lamanya guru".
I am very happy to share that my new position still allows me to contribute in education.

Here, I would love to share what my teammate initiated.
It is called the Frog Connected Classrooms, whereby students learn virtually.
The most recent one that I joined in was the Mangrove Tour. 
Collaboration between Frog Asia, WWF, Eagle Tour and Edu2u.
You can read more from HERE.

view from one of the school's laptop
It was loads of fun. I was on the boat, sorta was the reporter-on-the-field-job, doing a live Google Hangout with 7 schools and 11 others watching our live broadcast.
The kids had fun asking questions to our WWF expert on mangrove and the flora and fauna in this area.

There will be more Virtual Classrooms like this. Can't wait!! ^,^

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

My final week in school.

Opening a world of opportunities for them...

 It was my final week in SMKJ. Countdown-ing to the last day of school... This was a small project done with my PMR kids who had nothing much to do but loiter around. Might as well contribute a little knowledge and beauty to the school compound!

The Glitter Jar

A room of fun learning
The Glitter Jar is one of the little things I did in the Room of Creativity.  It was to be a room of fun learning, support and sharing. I hung photos of students, teachers and even fantastical scenery in school.  There is also a reading corner of books and magazines. Cultural corners and art corners are in here too!  Learning is not just in the classroom, you can learn by playing too! Like how poker cards help in Math. (FYI: Poker cards are deemed illegal in schools, to avoid gambling)

I'm not sure how much I have done for the kids and the school.  However, for me, it was an unforgettable 2 year journey and at the end of the road where the fork is, I chose to walk down another path parallel to it but never intersecting again.
Thank you for the memories...