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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
New Arrival at Sun Valley Primary School

New Arrival at Sun Valley Primary School

It has been an exciting week at Sun Valley Primary School. As we near the completion of our new Wireless Cloud and network throughout the Sun Valley Group of Schools. An addition to this new network has been the arrival of our COW(Computers On Wheels) Trolley. The long await is finally over!   This new COW Trolley will carry 36 laptops[Read More…]

by April 19, 2012 Digital
Sun Valley Group of Schools gets a new look!

Sun Valley Group of Schools gets a new look!

  Sun Valley Group of Schools has been getting a technological make-over during the holidays. As we’ve worked non-stop to install the new network infrastructure. Some noticeable changes are the new cable trays found in the lower levels of the Sun Valley Primary School. These trays will carry the cables connecting the Grade 3,6 and 7 classrooms to the server.[Read More…]

by April 13, 2012 Digital
Successful End of Term

Successful End of Term

The first term has been a success for our Grade One’s & Two ‘s. Both grades had a fantastic time as they learnt computer skills while creating informative, colourful worksheets.   Grade One focused this term on “All about my School” as they learnt how to manipulate and move images as well as many other skills.   Grade 2 focused[Read More…]

by March 23, 2012 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