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Computer problems… WE can fix it!

Computer problems… WE can fix it!

Do you know what to do if your computer doesn’t want to turn on? Bought a new keyboard and don’t know which port it plugs into? What if you can’t seem to close an application — or can’t hear any sound from your speakers? Whenever you have a problem with your computer, don’t panic! Before you take it to the repair[Read More…]

by February 22, 2017 CAT, High School
Protecting Oneself Online

Protecting Oneself Online

With online communication exponentially increasing, so too have the dangers of communicating online. Keeping oneself safe online has become a priority, with the golden rule to never give out any personal information. As a part of the Grade 11 CAT assessment this term, the students were asked to investigate ‘online safety’. On Monday they presented their findings in the form[Read More…]

by November 2, 2016 CAT, High School
Let’s Talk Excel

Let’s Talk Excel

In Grade 10 CAT this week we started Microsoft Excel. Excel is perhaps one of the most important computer software programs used in the workplace today. That’s why so many workers and prospective employees are required to learn Excel to enter or remain in the workplace. The great thing about Excel, is that it can perform formula-based calculations and many other complex mathematical[Read More…]

by August 10, 2016 CAT, High School
Computer Hardware Maintenance: Basic Troubleshooting Techniques

Computer Hardware Maintenance: Basic Troubleshooting Techniques

Do you know what to do if your computer beeps when booting? What if you can’t seem to close an application — or can’t hear any sound from your speakers? Whenever you have a problem with your computer, don’t panic! Before you take it for repair, try some basic troubleshooting techniques. This afternoon our Grade 11 CAT students learnt troubleshooting tips, as well as[Read More…]

by May 19, 2016 CAT, High School
ICT and Education

ICT and Education

Who said technology hasn’t changed the way we learn? In the past: Now: In the above picture, look at Mr “G” in action… Yes, at Silvermine we’ve got it! We are following the trend in education, but remember, it’s not just about being fancy… we use our smart boards to enrich and enhance our teaching.

by March 3, 2016 CAT, High School
Apple Tv: AirPlay App

Apple Tv: AirPlay App

One of the new technologies released recently is the Airplay function on the Apple TV device. This function has really revolutionized the way in which we are able to use iPads with audio visual devices. More importantly in education when using audio visual devices. Before we take a look at how the AirPlay function works I’d like to take a moment to explain what the Apple TV[Read More…]

by March 20, 2013 CAT, Information Technology
Smart Digital Choices!

Smart Digital Choices!

One of the biggest challenges we face these days is the making of smart digital choices. As we are bombarded with media and advertisements of the latest and greatest new development, we are often caught up in the hype. I’d like to provide some tips on how to leave the hype behind and make well informed digital choices. This particular post is not for or against any particular[Read More…]

by March 11, 2013 CAT, Information Technology
Apple Conference: ESSA Academy

Apple Conference: ESSA Academy

This week I had the opportunity to attend an Apple organised conference all the way out at Parklands College, Table View. What an amazing time to listen and share ideas about the future classroom. One of the visiting speakers, Abdul Chohan, the head technologist for ESSA Academy, Bolton in the United Kingdom. He shared with us how starting off small he has revolutionized teaching and learning in their county. They[Read More…]

by March 3, 2013 CAT, Information Technology
Keeping Learners Engaged!

Keeping Learners Engaged!

One of the biggest chalenges as a teacher is keeping learner connected and interested in the content of your subject. Most learners tend to find aspects of a subject interesting but often tend to get bored and disinterested. Here are Sun Valley Group of Schools we delight in our ability to connect with learners and keep their interests at heart. We live in a digital world, with digitally orientated learners who communicate and have[Read More…]

by February 10, 2013 CAT, Information Technology
Irresistible Digital Learning

Irresistible Digital Learning

We look forward to another successful digital year in 2013. Our drive this year to go paperless and to integrate more aspects of our administration and teaching into the technological cloud. We start by moving away from a static PDF driven calendar on our websites to a more digitally dynamic calendar. This will be embedded into our Sun Valley Group of Schools blog page as well as the[Read More…]

by January 18, 2013 CAT, Information Technology