Digital

What a term!

What a term!

The Foundation Phase, has been hard at work rounding off their skills in IT Interchange in the back end of a busy, but exciting, third term. Amidst the business of  the third term routine, the Grade 1s have been absolutely thriving in IT – with a major focus being placed on their “typing” and “internet research skills”, thinking ahead to Grade[Read More…]

by September 21, 2018 Digital, Primary
A day in the life of a Chacma Baboon

A day in the life of a Chacma Baboon

The Grade 5’s have been diving deep into the research and knowledge about our infamous trouble-making primate: the Chacma Baboon that roams across the vast majority of the Cape Peninsula.       This research task has allowed for our children to expand their digital learning experience by using their iPads in assisting them with research and the gathering of relevant data, such as[Read More…]

by September 13, 2018 Digital, Grade 5, Primary
Equating the Value of ALGEBRA

Equating the Value of ALGEBRA

This term we dove into a new and exciting section of Mathematics: Algebra. New, in the sense that for the first time ever at Sun Valley Primary School, the Grade 7 students were given the task to create an iMovie explaining what Algebra is. For the first time they were tasked to digitally verbalise and create their own unique understanding[Read More…]

by August 31, 2018 Digital, Grade 7, Primary
ROCKING ROBOTICS in Term 3!

ROCKING ROBOTICS in Term 3!

Robotics has been a main focus, amidst the hustle and bustle of term 3, for our Grade 6s and 7s.  Our tech boffins have revelled at the opportunity to work with their S2 robots in the IT centre this term, combining creativity and problem solving skills to further their knowledge and abilities in Robotics. Robotics, which has been eagerly received by[Read More…]

by August 23, 2018 Digital, Primary
IT Creativity in Term 3

IT Creativity in Term 3

Term 3 is now officially in full swing and Interchange is no different!  After a lovely break, students and teachers alike, are ready for the excitingly and busy term that lies ahead. The key focus in I.T has been to be as creative as possible in all the tasks that we take on. Creativity is defined as “the use of imagination or[Read More…]

by July 26, 2018 Digital, Primary
iPad Security Update!

iPad Security Update!

With the release of the new iOS 10 and the many new features now available, we have re-evaluated our iPad security policy and restrictions. There are currently two types of devices in operation in our Grade 4 -7 classes: SUPERVISED device (Gr4) – a digital device than has been setup to allow us full control of the security and restrictions.[Read More…]

by October 8, 2016 Digital, General, Primary
Night School: Grade 3 iPad Evening

Night School: Grade 3 iPad Evening

This week’s Grade 3 iPad Evening was a phenomenal success! It was a fantastic opportunity to meet with the Grade 3 parents and share the innovation and creativity happening with our iPad One to One project. This evening was unique in its approach as we used it to showcase how the iPad is enhancing learning in Grade 4. We had a confident[Read More…]

by September 7, 2016 Curriculum, Digital, Grade 3
Robotics Academy – Exciting Electronics!

Robotics Academy – Exciting Electronics!

Our Robotics Academy kicked off last week with an exciting introduction lesson. Our passionate students had the opportunity to experiment with electronics, working with an Arduino board, Breadboard and LED’s to learn the basics of circuits. These are the building blocks to understanding what physical aspects are manipulated when programming instructions. This was an incredible lesson of collaboration and problem-solving[Read More…]

by August 2, 2016 Digital
SVGS Robotics Academy has Arrived!

SVGS Robotics Academy has Arrived!

It has been a great year of digital learning for our Sun Valley Group of Schools students so far. For us it’s about using technology as a tool for learning and creating exposure to and awareness of technology and how it is used in the world around us. For this reason we look forward to expanding our Robotics curriculum with an[Read More…]

by July 17, 2016 Digital, Grade 7, High School
Grade 6 & 7 Robotics Excitement

Grade 6 & 7 Robotics Excitement

We have continued with our Robotics curriculum in Grade 6 and 7 this year and what a fantastic experience it has been so far. Excited Grade 6s and 7s have had fantastic exposure to how digital devices are programmed and how developers use them to achieve everyday tasks. The type of activities we’ve done with them have ranged from the[Read More…]

by April 18, 2016 Digital, Grade 6, Grade 7