Affected by the COVID-19 epidemic of the new coronavirus pneumonia, the resumption of classes in primary and secondary schools in Hong Kong remains unknown. During the suspension of classes, in addition to being busy with online teaching, many schools also continued to carry out epidemic prevention work, preparing materials and preparing for the resumption of classes. The YMCA Elementary School has recently sprayed anti-epidemic coatings on school buildings, built playgrounds to divert students, and set up an anti-epidemic task force to purchase materials and prepare teaching short films to help students establish anti-epidemic routines. The principal Sun Qunying said that the school can respond to the resumption of classes at any time, but if there are not enough adequate anti-epidemic materials and arrangements for cross-border students, I believe that the Education Bureau will not resume the class lightly.
During the suspension of the school, the school was busy with anti-epidemic work. Sun Qunying, principal of the Chinese YMCA Primary School, said that in addition to general cleaning, hardware should also be prepared. "The students were originally gathered in the auditorium. A new playground is now built. I hope that students can be better distributed during the resumption of classes. The school building in Tianshuiwei has a larger area and this condition can be done. Before the epidemic, students should also explore the heat every day. We are used to manual heat detectors, but now we should also consider purchasing infrared thermometers to reduce contact between people. "On the day of the interview, the school sprayed the school premises with a local anti-epidemic disinfectant developed by the University of Science and Technology. Add long-term protection.
In addition to hardware facilities, the school also actively collects anti-epidemic materials, including masks, disinfecting carpets, alcohol hand rub, etc. "The most difficult thing is to not know what is going on, until you want to become an expert and know how to distinguish the quality. Teachers have to keep referring to scientific reports and compare their effectiveness." Chen Guiying, vice president, added: "Our major is only teaching, right Knowledge of epidemic prevention also needs to be explored. Teachers are going to participate in meetings, refer to the practices of other schools, and receive the latest information. In the process, home-school cooperation is also required. For example, when ordering masks, the information will also be distributed to the parent group, which has a medical profession. Parents in the background will help look at the specifications. "
Material preparation requires a certain amount of funds. For the "Epidemic Prevention and Anti-epidemic Fund" that was issued by the government to the education sector earlier, President Sun bluntly stated that it was "a lot of money." "And I don't have a spray at home (anti-epidemic spray). I don't want to buy a mask. There are disinfectants and carpets. I can only use the hard-earned money to save the money."
Principal Sun worried about how to ensure the safety of students on campus after the resumption of class and the awareness of epidemic prevention during the class. "It's actually a good way to hang the teacher and want to return to Lebanon. I can imagine the suspension of classes. The students are very excited about resuming classes, so they need to train their anti-epidemic routines. For example, how to deal with drinking water and masks? How to deal with your own Food? "Principal Sun described that the campus is like a large house with 900 people. There are 30 or 40 rooms in it, and there are many housekeepers. If there is no unified approach, it will be easy to make trouble. consensus.
In this regard, the school has set up a special anti-epidemic task force. In addition to assisting in the daily hardware purchase, it will also collect the opinions of parents and prepare to shoot a series of teaching videos. "Let students know the details of epidemic prevention that need to be paid attention from the moment they enter the school until after school. We will imagine scenarios that may occur during the period, such as what to do when removing masks? How to discard the masks? What about leaving the classroom and taking physical education classes? Pay attention? "The video is intended to be distributed to students after the authorities announce the resumption of classes, allowing them to practice at home with the assistance of their parents. "Students receive video messages more easily than text messages. They prepare with their parents before returning to school. They do some basic routine training at home, which in turn gives parents confidence that the school is ready to resume classes."
In addition to local students, the school also has cross-border students, as well as children from Japan and Taiwan. Principal Sun admitted that many local parents are worried about cross infection. "Hong Kong people have a high awareness of epidemic prevention, and there are many worries, and these worries are normal. How to deal with children returning from other places, not one or two schools can decide, this involves immigration policies, the authorities' anti-epidemic measures, we are still Waiting for guidance from the Education Bureau. Since the suspension of classes, we have also continuously exchanged ideas with the district principals ’council and members of the education sector. We will always be ready when the class is resumed. The bureau will not reopen the class lightly. "
During the suspension, many schools make use of electronic teaching. Principal Sun shared that in addition to Chinese, English, mathematics, and regular, the school ’s online courses also include music, sports, visual arts, Mandarin, and life education classes. Instead of real-time live teaching, instead of making videos, recordings, presentations, and online Upload worksheets, etc., and upload one week of classes and teaching materials at a time, allowing students and parents to flexibly arrange learning time. "The live teaching of the students in the class will not follow if they do not come. If the equipment at home is not well prepared, or some of them use the mobile phone of their parents to access the Internet, parents will not be able to participate in the class after going to work. , I like to watch it several times, and every time I see it. "
Vice-Chan Chen said that not every student ’s hardware also allows real-time teaching, giving them videos and presentations, but they can be used as a tool for their study. "I do n’t know how to turn around" and let them learn time management. "The equipment for college students is relatively ideal, and it can also control the classroom environment, but (live teaching) tells the primary school students, I have a hesitation. For a large video conference, the most important element is interactive. It is actually very difficult for large class students to raise their hands to answer questions. If there is no interactive part, it is not as good as me to take a piece of video to show you. "Principal Sun added, the school regularly evaluates the progress of students. If they notice differences in the progress of students, Will gather a few students with slower progress to arrange a video conversation. In the video learning group, the teacher will revisit the focus of last week, practice English conversation, and ask them to ask questions. "A teacher who is intimidating with him will wake up."
Principal Sun said frankly that many parents have resumed normal work one after another, without adult supervision, and students also started to loose. Teachers must pay attention to attracting their attention. For example, the music teacher collects clips of percussion and singing with different objects at home. And share it with other students. "Classmates made short videos at home and gave them to the teacher. The teacher edited them. The students found themselves photographed and saw the classmates, they would be very happy, and their participation has also increased. Now the production of the teacher is getting more and more mature. There are changes in the way things are done, for example, trying to edit the singing and dancing clips of students, it looks like Tai Qing, and there are so many crazy ideas (crazy ideas) that I encourage. "
She described the current suspension of classes as being longer than the period of the SARS period. This period of anti-epidemic days is "unusual" in her teaching career. In addition to making e-learning move faster than expected, the most touching thing is education. Shared culture in the world. "The biggest feeling is that the education industry in Hong Kong is really good. In the online faculty and staff group, many teachers are very willing to share their teaching methods." You can teach like this "," It ’s better to use this app "I also appreciate this kind of sharing culture in the education industry." Vice-Chan Chen added: "Not only Hong Kong, many schools around the world are closed, we also received many free e-books from foreign countries, free museum visits, Drama, etc. Everyone will see each other after a while, and sharing will appear at this time. "