Digital

Sun Valley Group of Schools moving at the speed of light!

Sun Valley Group of Schools moving at the speed of light!

There has been a huge amount of progress made this week on our new Sun Valley Group of Schools Network, as cables have been pulled throughout the school. One of which has been the new Fiber Optics Cable that is going up between the Sun Valley Primary School and Silvermine Academy High School. This cable will provide a high speed[Read More…]

by March 9, 2012 Digital
Changes at Sun Valley Group of Schools

Changes at Sun Valley Group of Schools

You would have noticed this week some changes happening around the Sun Valley Group of Schools campus as a new R1 million network infrastructure linking every classroom and venue for interactive digital learning is being installed at Sun Valley Group of Schools.  We continue to make progress on the installation of our our new network infrastructure. This week the field was[Read More…]

by March 7, 2012 Digital
3 Dimensional & 2 Dimensional Graphic Design

3 Dimensional & 2 Dimensional Graphic Design

This week the Golden Bird Society explored the differences between 3D and 2D graphic design. We looked at the notable differences between the the two, and had a chance to create a 3D environment using an editor powered by Sandbox. For those who are unsure of the differences here they are: Two Dimensional Graphics (2D) – this is what we call[Read More…]

by March 2, 2012 Digital
Sun Valley Group of Schools Network: Ground Broken

Sun Valley Group of Schools Network: Ground Broken

Head way has been made this week on our new Sun Valley Group of Schools network as seven networking cabinets have been strategically installed throughout the school campus. These seven cabinets will house the 12 core network switches that will provide each classroom with connection to our state-of-the-art computer network.

by February 23, 2012 Digital
Wireless Access Points versus Wireless Network Cards

Wireless Access Points versus Wireless Network Cards

The Golden Bird Society kicked off this weeks’ lesson learning about wireless networks. We specifically learnt about the differences between a Wireless Access Point and a Wireless Network Card. We also briefly discussed how these two technologies are going to be used extensively in our new school network. The important differences we learnt about these two wireless devices are as follows: Wireless[Read More…]

by February 23, 2012 Digital
Golden Birds Learn to Connect

Golden Birds Learn to Connect

In our recent lesson, The Golden Bird Society, discussed what a LAN(Local Area Network) and a WAN(Wide Area Network) is.  We got to know some theory behind what  these terms mean. From a technical side we got to work with some of the equipment that makes these networks possible. For those who are not familiar with these terms here are some definitions:[Read More…]

by February 15, 2012 Digital
Golden Bird Society

Golden Bird Society

The Golden Bird Society started this week. Excitement was in the air, as 20 learners attended this exclusive club. We are looking forward to this term as we extend ourselves and learn more about computers.  

by February 8, 2012 Digital
Computer Boffins Begin

Computer Boffins Begin

Computer Boffins began today as Grade R’s joined me in the Sun Valley Primary School IT centre. The excitement could not be contained as they explored and learnt more about computers. I look forward to spending more time with these young explorers.

by January 25, 2012 Digital