Category: Education

Every two weeks we discuss all aspects of technology and life in International Schools. Brought to you by AppsEvents and Acer Education.

Living in Macao and discussing returning to school after the COVID shutdown with Mel Varga

May 22, 2020

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Featuring: Mel Varga

Macao is a fascinating place: A former Portuguese colony and a ’Special Administrative Region’ of China, located close to Hong Hong. Mel Varga is the Technology Integration Coordinator at the International School of Macao and a long term resident.

Mel talks about living and working in Macao and there is some really good information for anyone considering living there. Next we discuss the return to school ‘post-COVID’ as Macao is one of the first places to have students return to school. This is useful information for educators in Europe as they look towards the return to school.

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Some links:

International School of Macao

Mel on Twitter:


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