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We are Fighting! SIFC Online Classes



At the beginning of this year, the sudden outbreak of novel coronavirus swept across China. People immersed in the Chinese New Year atmosphere did not realize that 2020 would begin in such a way.

Firstly, we would like to happily tell you all that everyone at SIFC is healthy.

At present, there are no confirmed infections amongst all teachers and students at SIFC, and there are no suspected cases.

SIFC decided to start semester 2 on February 3, but we could not go back to campus on that day because of NCP. However, it will not destroy our faith and love for life. SIFC teachers have become "education anchors" to fight the epidemic in their own way, by continuing to teach students online. So, even though we cannot go to the campus, we will never stop teaching and studying.


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Powerful Online Classroom System—ClassIn



SIFC uses ClassIn which is a powerful online classroom system.

ClassIn, the first online classroom in the world, is leading the rapid development of online education technology. ClassIn is used in nearly 30 countries around the world, with a variety of teaching tools; it is the most fully functional online teaching system on the market today. The functions include multi-person synchronous audio and video, interactive electronic blackboard, answering machine, responder, timer, homework, reward, quiz, grading, and etc. It also supports multi-interactive teaching courseware, including PPT, videos, Word, PDF, etc., which can perfectly support online teaching.


 

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Our school admin can monitor the attendance of each teacher and student via ClassIn. Our principal, Dr. Mark, counselors and academic administrator are in the classroom at any time. Also, we have set online class rules for students to urge them to work hard.

 


All Teachers Teach Online

 

All teachers combine online learning resources and ClassIn to carry out teaching activities. Online classrooms can effectively deliver knowledge. Students can participate in classes actively by asking and answering questions. The online class timetable is the same as their school timetable. We hope that we can use this opportunity to develop students' time management and self-control ability. From 8:30 to 16:30 every Monday to Friday, teachers will give students online learning support. Online teaching this week has achieved initial success, almost all students have entered the state of learning, our school has basically achieved the expected effect of online teaching. 



Laurie Edmonstone / Art Teacher

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It's been difficult to adjust to the many platforms and figuring out the best way to get student's work organized, but overall it's stretched me to be better as a teacher. I am trying new things and also working along side my students. They are getting the same lessons they normally would in class which is a relief! The biggest struggle is students not having many art supplies at home. Some don't even have colored pencils! They are limited, but it's not impossible  I have told them to do what they can, with what they have, where they are. This experience is teaching all of us problem-solving and resiliencey! 



Krishna Giri / Math Teacher

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Online math classes are pretty interactive and engaging. I was little bit nervous with tech support when we began the online classes but now I find it is as good as teaching face to face. My only concern is how serious are our kids at the other end. If students take this seriously, it works as good as face to face teaching.



Lisa Daisy Bo / English Teacher

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My G9 class this afternoon. So awesome, just like it usually is at the SIFC School. I miss my students so much but really enjoying this experience.

 


Lilian Li / Physics Teacher

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我对目前使用的上课软件很满意,它基本上满足了我们上课的所有需求,板书、PPT、视频等都能展示给学生。更有趣的是它还有很多新奇的功能,比如定一个小闹钟,push大家在几分钟内完成某道题;学生辩论赛,选几名学生“上台”进行辩论,表现好的同学可以获得点赞;抢答器设置,让大家快速抢答问题;屏幕权限分享,可以让孩子们在屏幕上分享自己的idea等等,还有很多有意思的功能希望能在今后和孩子们的互动中开发出来。
特殊时期,并没有因为距离阻断师生之间的联系,凭借网络课程也能满足孩子们对知识的渴望。线上上课对科学老师的备课也有了高要求,没有教具创造教具也要上课,这段时间你可能会看到化学老师用家里的容器给大家演示实验,物理老师用衣架掰成线圈演示实验……希望能和孩子们一起克服困难,一起度过充实的学习时光。

 


Stella Zhao / PE Teacher

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疫情期的体育课对于任何一所学校和机构都是有比较大困难的,不能现场指导传授,不能边做边指导,大家的节奏不能统一……没有团体课的异口同声,没有活跃的课堂气氛,没有老师的统一口令……在这种情况下对于学生和老师都是一种挑战。
我们的体育课采用短视频模仿学习,降低课堂内容的难度,制定训练组数的形式授课,以家长跟拍学生训练的形式上交作业,老师再进行语音或文字的形式进行指导,再练。在这样的模式下,大大提升学生的模仿能力又能提升学生的观察能力,同时也是一堂家庭亲子活动课。非常感谢学校的信任,同学们的积极参与,还有家长们的支持与配合。



Brian Li / Science Teacher

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Students had formed their own opinions on what scientists usually looked like and what they often did at workplace. They were given two task: draw what scientists look like, and draw what they would like to do as scientists in future. The goal is to elicit not only their perceptions on both questions but also to the fact that there are many fields where male and female scientists study.

 



Winson Gu / Music Teacher

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Nothing can stop teaching and learning!在这个特殊的时期,我们的课堂以这种特殊的形式来适应进行,虽然不能像往常一样面对面生动地给学生教授课程,但是却给了更多的时间和机会让同学们“正确使用电脑”,通过网络课堂探索更多的学习资料。课堂的成功离不开同学们的共同努力与认真对待,这一点与面对面的教与学是无任何区别的。大家一开始可能无法想象我们的音乐鉴赏课和声乐课可以做什么,学校迅速安排全体师生使用ClassIn解决了我们所有的难题。直播式的课堂貌似为我们增加了一些门槛,但是运用更多的多媒体和线上功能来呈现学习结果,如歌曲录制、视频录制或论文提交的形式进行呈现,未必不是一个新颖且有效的渠道使我们的课程更加有趣地进行,反而也能让学生反复推敲自己的作品。

 



Angel Li / Chinese Teacher

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The above are just some part of our onlinne classes, all SIFC teachers are working hard. Thank you all for this professionalism and dedication.

I believe at this moment, SIFC teachers are teaching online or busy preparing for  their next online lesson at home. Online teaching requires more work from teachers than usual to ensure that this new form of teaching really helps students learn. It's not easy to start from scratch, but it's worth the effort.

In the following days, we will carefully collect the feedback of students and parents, continuously enhance the effect of online teaching, strengthen the supervision and inspection of students' online learning, improve the diversity of exercises, to ensure that teachers successfully complete the teaching tasks and students achieve learning goals.

 


Students' works

 

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▲ This is from part of works done by grade 10 students. It starts from winter holiday assignment. It helps prepare themselves for new semester and also expects them to appreciate the applications of chemistry in our daily life. Grade 10 student Genevieve made three posters to present us what she learned during the holiday about oxygen, water and protein.


 

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▲ This is a study in anatomy and imagination. Students were asked to create thier own unique characters. Other students where asked to do interior perspective. 

 

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▲ The Art teacher gave the students instructions one at a time. Such as, draw 5 circles any size. They followed each step and then we shared with the class. We discussed the similarities and differences. For instance, most people drew a grid, some drew abstract and others made images of real things.


During these tough days, we have been carrying out online teaching and research. We were unable to go to school on time but we delivered and attended online classes on time with the help of both teachers and parents. Let's  go forward hand in hand, waiting for the spring flowers.







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