From enhancement to transformation.

  Enhancing a lesson with technology is like saying let’s do the same thing, but do it better. There is nothing wrong with that and I am all for improvement. But what if we could do things better by doing things differently? This for me is the answer to some of our difficult questions about…

Making your life easy

LearnPad is an an education-focused tablet. It supports an array of existing content and applications. There are a number of apps that come with the tablet, some of which you will be enjoying during the in-service training. We have made a couple of basic demands on the company AVANTIS; one is to keep things as…

Let there be a tablet. I think you are going to like it.

It was an arduous task to write a tender document for the One Tablet Per Child initiative that would give our education community a tool that could help achieve a number of educational objectives. Four different companies, offering five different products, submitted their bids. The adjudication of these documents was exhausting but meticulously and scrupulously…

Fast changing world

I am sure you want to be a relevant teacher in the 21st Century. You have a key role to play in what is called digital literacy. Please refer to the booklet Digital Literacy which was aimed to make us aware of what digital literacy is all about. One of the competences described in the…

Fast changing world part 3

Fast change has got some profound implications for us educators and education leaders. Social media technology is part of everyday life for many young people and this is transforming the way people connect and share ideas. Our people in the piazza are still there but even there things are changing. The piazza has extended into…

Fast changing world part 2

Things have changed over the years in our education system and they must continue to change if we accept that we are in the business of  preparing our future generations. We cannot prepare our learners for the future with the tools that have become obsolete. It is not just the tools that are changing continuously but…

Fast changing world part 1

How many great teachers do you know in your school? Would you venture to think of a percentage? I would say that in most schools the percentage would be very close to 100% because I am convinced that most teachers do their best, not just to survive in the classroom, but to educate our young…