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ICT: Information Communication…and Audio Visual?

ICT: Information Communication…and Audio Visual?

As the ICT Director at Sun Valley Group of Schools I am involved with many technological tasks. One of these tasks is working the Audio Visual portfolio, doing sound, lighting and presentation for all events that require it. As part of this portfolio I also get a chance to work with Grade 6 & 7 learners training them to be[Read More…]

by July 27, 2012 Digital

Golden Bird Society Celebrates Nelson Mandela

The Golden Bird Society was excited to be a part of the Madiba Day Celebrations this week and in true technological style made their mark via what they do best, IT. They designed posters wishing Madiba a very happy birthday. Which we decided to display on our blog for this week. Below are the designs from our Golden Bird Society learners.

by July 20, 2012 Digital

Father’s Day Celebration

This weekend is Father’s Day! A time where we get the chance to celebrate and show appreciation to our fathers and the important men in our lives. This week we’ve had a tremendous time preparing for our Sun Valley Group of Schools Father’s Day celebration. As seen in this video clip below, our prefects and pupil leaders have had training[Read More…]

by June 14, 2012 Digital

ICT Integration happening fast!

Its been an exciting term 2. As we’ve rolled out the new integrated ICT lessons. Moving away from the computer lab concept and towards making technology part of everyday classroom learning. Every Grade this term has had some input this term having work with either our new Computers On Wheels or our iPads and in some cases both. During these[Read More…]

by June 7, 2012 Digital
Golden Birdies Research Project

Golden Birdies Research Project

This week the Golden Bird Society has been busy with research for their Technology projects. Their task: Research and report back on a newly developed technology that interests them and excites them. My desire is to expose the learners to the world of technology with the understanding that technology is not just limited to computers. There are so many diverse technological break-throughs, I[Read More…]

by May 31, 2012 Digital

Principals Conference

Sun Valley Group of School had the opportunity to showcase our new ICT infrastructure this week as we hosted a Metro South Principals Conference. It was a fantastic opportunity to share our “Making a Digital Difference” theme and show them some of the activities going on in our classrooms using our newly acquired ICT equipment. During this event the principals were able[Read More…]

by May 25, 2012 Digital
United We Stand, Separated We Fall

United We Stand, Separated We Fall

Excitement is building as we prepare for the international lesson between Grade 4 Tuohy and an American Grade 4 class from a school just outside of New York. There is something incredibly special about using technology to connect individuals. Using our new Wireless Cloud and some helpful hardware and software we are able to take this to the next level.[Read More…]

by May 17, 2012 Digital
Exciting week at Sun Valley Group of Schools

Exciting week at Sun Valley Group of Schools

It’s been an exciting week at Sun Valley Group of Schools. We’ve started our Computer On Wheels(COW) lessons. Had our lift installed to working order and connected our Silvermine Academy High School to our Sun Valley Primary School via Fiber Optics. Our COW lessons have been amazing as each learner has had a chance to work on their own Net-book. The[Read More…]

by May 10, 2012 Digital
Helpful Birdies!

Helpful Birdies!

Part of learning is the ability to share the knowledge that you’ve been taught. This week our Golden Bird Society had the opportunity to do just that. It’s important that we teach learners to give back. Part of this opportunity was to teach them that learning is only part of the process, it’s what we do with that knowledge that really counts. In this lesson[Read More…]

by May 4, 2012 Digital
Blue Skies as Wireless Cloud covers the Sun Valley Group of Schools

Blue Skies as Wireless Cloud covers the Sun Valley Group of Schools

You heard about it  inTerm 1 of this year and finally it’s here. The Sun Valley Group of Schools Wireless Cloud is finished. Our 62 Wireless Access Point strong network, covering the school with secure internet connectivity, is up and running. It will provide connectivity for the staff, learners and parents. It boasts strong reception and incredibly fast data transfer[Read More…]

by April 26, 2012 Digital