Digital

Radical Researchers – Our Sun Valley Students!

Radical Researchers – Our Sun Valley Students!

Recently the InterSen Phase has been buzzing with an array of projects that it has seemed fitting to use a few of their IT lessons to do research. Grades 4—7 have now become so comfortable with websites such as Google and Wikipedia, and are able to find their answers swiftly and efficiently. They’ve managed to navigate and gauge which information is useful[Read More…]

by October 30, 2012 Digital
A Few Favourite Apps!

A Few Favourite Apps!

ICT is back in full swing for term 4! This time we thought we’d share a few of our favorite foundation phase iPad apps for the week! The Grade 1’s have been trying out this app to practice their spelling. “Kids can Spell: Animals” is a fun, educational literacy app which encourages kids to look at a picture of an[Read More…]

by October 24, 2012 Digital
Green Screen Special Effects

Green Screen Special Effects

One of the most interesting effects used in our modern day movies is the use of Chroma Keying or the Green Screen effect. This technique allows us to super-impose one film over another allowing aspects of each to be shown. This year I’ve had the privileged of being apart of our Foundation Phase musical “Cinderella & Rockerfella”. During this time I’ve[Read More…]

by October 18, 2012 Digital
Exciting Technology Changes for Musical

Exciting Technology Changes for Musical

This term we’ve had the privilege of preparing the sound and lighting equipment for the Foundation Phase Musical “Cinderella & Rockafella”. Every year we take great pride in producing and presenting a high quality production with sound and lighting. This year will be no different. However, different from the many years before, this years sound and lighting will happen with a[Read More…]

by September 28, 2012 Digital
Open Source, Open Learning!

Open Source, Open Learning!

One of the most interesting developments gaining momentum in the education technology sector at the moment Is the concept of open source learning. The sharing of educational content through the internet. The purpose of course is to promote individual learning from the comfort of your computer. These resources come in the form of Downloadable content which you can use on[Read More…]

by September 21, 2012 Digital
Safe Search, Safe Results!

Safe Search, Safe Results!

The number one concern for parents today is what their kids are exposed to daily. Whether its visual, auditory or a combination of the two, parents want to know that their kids are safe and exposed to appropriate content. One of the biggest concerns in ICT is the exposure to the World Wide Web. A portal to all kinds of[Read More…]

by September 7, 2012 Digital
Golden Birds Give back!

Golden Birds Give back!

This week the Golden Bird Society took part in my Computer Boffins lesson. Part of the purpose of having a Golden Bird Society is to ignite and train learners with the potential to become technology leaders in our school. This week they made that possible by spending time with our Grade R’s teaching them to use the iPad. Each Grade[Read More…]

by August 29, 2012 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