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When teachers learn more, their students do too

Here’s what we learned running an education technology pilot program with the Government of Timor-Leste.

Matenek means “smart” or ”wise” in Tetun, a native language of Timor-Leste in South-East Asia.

  • observations
  • storyboards on teachers’ potential app use
  • card sorts to understand their schedules
  • photo journals to see how they spent time outside school

It’s easy for me to take it home and prepare what material I’m going to teach for the next day. — Esmenia, a teacher in Lauhata, Liquica

Now, the results are out. Here’s what we learned…

“Anything I don’t understand I can find in the videos or from the flashcards that help me teach.” — Idalina, a teacher whose favourite flashcard set involves her students writing messages of friendship.

What other teachers had to say

Creating a more equitable world through tech + design | www.catalpa.io

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