The tip of the iceberg

Why did we take so long to initiate the distribution of the tablets in the one tablet per child project after the pilot study was finished? The distribution of the tablets is only the tip of the iceberg. The iceberg representation is only a small indication to the amount of work that needed to be…

It’s time for some FAQs

Q. What type of tablet are Year 4 students going to have? A. The tablet used will be the WorkBook LearnPad, which is an Android-based device. It comes equipped with an Intel quad-core processor, high performance AC Wi-Fi, front and rear cameras, high definition display, 32GB of on-board storage and access to the ClassConnect portal…

Goodbye Summer. Hello SAMR. Part 3

How would you decide on where you stand in the SAMR model? Always start with your learning outcome. What is it that you want your learners to accomplish? Do you want them to arrange a given list, lable a diagram, memorise a sequence or explain a process, predict an outcome, estimate or dramatise an event,…

Goodbye Summer. Hello SAMR. Part 2

The SAMR model is sometimes explained and depicted as a swimming pool with a shallow end and extending to the deep section. You would be correct to think that the shallow end represents the substitution and augmentation phases while the deep end represents the transformative part of the model. The first time I presented the SAMR model to…

Goodbye Summer. Hello SAMR.

A few weeks ago we said goodbye to Summer. Now say hello to SAMR. I introduced this model to my support staff just a few months before we started the pilot project for the tablets. The SAMR model was then taken up and introduced to all the teachers who participated in the One Tablet per…

The “Aha” moment

Archimedes having his ‘Aha’ moment in the bath Almost half a century ago I set for the “11+ Entrance Examination”. I remember distinctly the hours of drilling on fractions which … Source: The “Aha” moment