Digital

Technology as a Tool in Education

Technology as a Tool in Education

Here at Sun Valley Group of Schools we pride ourselves in having a top of the line network which supports us using an ICT Lab, iPads and Laptops, we are able to take into the classroom for learners to work with, however it’s important to understand the role technology plays in education. None of these things replace the role of a teacher.[Read More…]

by August 24, 2012 Digital
Comic Relief!

Comic Relief!

This weeks task for the Golden Bird Society was a creative one. Learners were taught to create comic strips using a website called ToonDoo. This site provides the framework for individuals to design and create characters and place them into a story of their choosing. It’s easy to use and provides a wide variety of customization’s for the users using the site. Once the[Read More…]

by August 17, 2012 Digital
Golden Birds Learning about Toolbars!

Golden Birds Learning about Toolbars!

This week the Golden Bird Society learnt about tool-bars their purpose and use in computer software. We used Microsoft Office as an example, and took a deeper look at the tools that are standardized across all of the Microsoft Office products. We did a comparison between MS Word, MS Publisher, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint and came up with some conclusions.[Read More…]

by August 3, 2012 Digital
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