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Monday, October 4, 2010
Bringing the World to your Classroom
During the holidays I was asked to speak at a conference on using IT in the classroom to network.
I talked about this class blog, pointing out its different features and applications.
Although Bergvliet was a good 45min drive from where we live, I felt it was worth going along and sharing the joy I've experienced from my own class blog. Thank you to Fiona Beal for the opportunity to speak.
South African and other Speakers ran presentations and hands-on workshops, they introduced new technologies to educators and discussed the importance and use of ICT in education.
This was an environment for teachers to network with other teachers and discuss the real issues associated with introducing ICT into lessons, and used it as an effective teaching tool. It was also a time to be inspired by the Speakers who brought stories of success, determination and of ways they overcame the many hurdles of going through the transition of integrating ICTs into the classroom and curriculum. The workshops offered a hands-on aspect to the conference, equipping attendees with practical ideas and skills.
The conference was held on the 26th, 27th, 28th of September 2010
e-Schools' Network - Innovate 2010 Schools ICT Conference was held at The Cape Academy of Mathematics, Science and Technology, Firgrove Way, Bergvliet.
English: "The Machine Age", "Pirates", "St Patrick's Day" Afrikaans: "Birthday Parties" and "Me and my Family" Maths: Revision of Grade 4 work, The four operations History: Timelines and Evidence Geography: Maps Science: Space Technology: Build a Pencil Pot Computers: Microsoft Publishing Economic Management Science: Wants and Needs Life Orientation: Me, Myself and I Art: Pencil Sketching, Valentine's Crafts and Building a Pirate Island Music: Singing and Reading Music Sport: Athletics, Netball and Soccer
English: Books & Authors and Games & Sports Afrikaans: "Family" and "My Bedroom" Maths: Fractions History: The San and Khoi peoples of Africa Geography: Weather and Climate Science: Reproduction in Animals Technology: Making our own books Computers: Microsoft Publishing Economic Management Science: The Economic Cycle Life Orientation: My Rights Art: Paper Mache bowls Music: Singing and Reading Music Sport: Netball and Soccer
English: "England" and "Egypt" Afrikaans: "Houses and Homes" and "Camp" Maths: Data Handling and Problem solving History: The Ancient Egyptians Geography: South Africa's Natural Resources Science: Water Technology: Build an Egyptian Shaduf Computers: Microsoft Publishing Economic Management Science: Entrepreneurship Life Orientation: Personal Development Art: Graphic Design and Talent Concert Music: Singing and Reading Music Sport: Netball and Soccer
English: "Cowboys" and "Newspapers" Afrikaans: "Pets" and "Christmas" Maths: Geometry History: Incas Geography: SA Relief Science: Plants and Soil Technology: Build an Egyptian Shaduf Computers: Microsoft Publishing Economic Management Science: Entrepreneurship Life Orientation: My Community Art: 3D sculpture Music: Singing and Reading Music Sport: Netball and Soccer