It’s a beautiful day to save Slides! Think you know all there is to know about Slides? Think again! Let’s put your Slides on the operating table and give them more than just a facelift – a new lease on life. Come learn how to transform your good old presentations into digital textbooks, student workbooks, and automagically update interactive digital notebooks. Unlock tech wizardry you never knew you had and level up learning for your students.
Health Awareness Month, observed in April each year, is designed to build public awareness about the general understanding and knowledge about health, healthcare and its services, health needs, diseases, and preventive measures
We have four new CPD courses dedicated to advancing your knowledge in health awareness, please view them here.
This month’s new CPD courses in each featured field of practice are (select each below):
Could a cluttered Drive be eating away at your productivity and mental clarity? With so many tasks and activities teachers need to do each day, it is easy for our Drive folders to become our own chaotic mess. Do yourself a favour and set aside this hour as we guide you step-by-step to restore peace and tranquility by decluttering and organising your Google Drive – Marie Kondo style.
Providing a learning experience in a learner’s language provides them with quality training.
Though Moodle supports more than one language in its user interface and allows learners to select the language they want to navigate in, you will still need to create learning materials (e.g. PDFs, videos, and SCORMs) per language and thus create a different course for each language.
As a Moodle Partner we love providing useful resources. This video shows you how to add groups to your Moodle courses. View it here.
This month’s tested Moodle plugin and Moodle best practice is:
Tested Moodle plugin – Completion progress
The Completion Progress shows students an overview of their progress in the course. As a Certified Moodle Partner of South Africa we can assist with its installation. Learn more.
Moodle best practice – A site health check Periodically health check your Moodle site to make it function optimally. This includes checking e.g. version, grade history and system logs, and course backups. As a Certified Moodle Partner of South Africa we can help.
The Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies at Stellenbosch University created an off-grid media lab for Mugoidwa Secondary School, in Vhembe district, Limpopo Province, South Africa.
The solution consists of 2 x 12m upcycled containers joined seamlessly to create a unified learning environment. The aim of this off-grid media lab is to help bridge the gap between those who have access to knowledge and those that don’t, in a sustainable manner. The idea is to not be a financial or security burden on the school, but rather help save money through renewable energy and giving access to the realm of knowledge that they wouldn’t have otherwise not received. This will enable learners to make informed decisions about their future – knowledge is power.
The renewable and sustainable energy team at the Stellenbosch University explored many brands and they found that Clevertouch had the best cross-platform integration, ease of use, and well-thought-out UX (user experience) that they come across. As well as seamless integration with Chromebooks.
Don’t miss out on the second series of coding and robotics workshops. In the latest series of online workshops, we will dig into the Engineering Design Process which forms the backbone of the subject. Let us take you on a journey of exploration to find out more about this exciting topic. We have workshops ranging from ECD and Grade R to the Foundation, Intermediate and Senior Phases.
“Learners need endless feedback, more than they need endless teaching.” said Wiggins in 2012. The problem is teachers don’t have endless time to give said feedback now do they? What if we could type less and talk more? It’s time to give the way you do feedback a magical makeover as we discover the power of Mote – the fast, friendly, audio toolkit you need in your teacher life!