Theme Days are essentially project based learning with a difference. During a Theme Day learners will be invited to form part of a committee to manage a Theme Day for their colleagues in a particular Grade. The topic and the activities are open as the committee with determine and can involve a broad range of team activities.
This resource has been established to highlight a range of educational software title for Apple, Windows and Linux based software. The emphasis in on Open Source, Freeware and Shareware software to encourage learners to be able to access the software from home. The material will also be integrated into a Teacher's Handbook and and a Learner Guide in 2013.
Education, training and skills development at all levels of society remain high on the national agenda and few would disagree that there is a willingness to identify more efficient and accessible ways to meet this need and to promote a broader culture of learning, skills development and responsible citizens. Education is a powerful way to address poverty alleviation.
The Siemens Stiftung has initiated a worldwide competition to identify and present appropriate technical solutions for developmental activities. Held to directly bring together low tech innovations for basic supply problems in developing countries, these innovations should be implemented with the resources at hand in the regions. The project also aims to build up a database of inventions that is accessible to actors in developmental cooperation at a later date.
Felix Baumgartner breaks the speed of sound in freefall.
The following material is made available for the presentation at the Schools ICT Conference '12 to be held at Wynberg Girls' High School Aliwal Rd, Wynberg, Cape Town, 02 - 04 October. This includes collection of tips for the classroom using Windows based and iPad based software. (PDF Files).
The first presentation will focus on Stimulating Innovation in the classroom. One of the key issues is the response to the question educators should ask:-
WHAT CAN I DO? vs WHAT CAN'T I DO?