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Using graphs to show data VISUALLY!

Using graphs to show data VISUALLY!

In Grade 10 Computer Applications Technology class we have been learning that you can enter data into an Excel worksheet and then visually represent it in the form of a graph or chart. Graphs are easier to understand and interpret than raw data, especially when you are working with large amounts of data. You can also compare various sets of[Read More…]

by September 15, 2017 CAT, High School
Man and Computer: Built in the spirit of perfection

Man and Computer: Built in the spirit of perfection

This week we had an amazing lesson incorporating Multiple Intelligence’s (MI) with our Grade 10 CAT class. Multiple Intelligence uses the idea that “Intelligence” can be determined in many different ways and not just from the traditional “IQ test”. We started the lesson by learning about the different locations in the world of famous technological inventions. The class soon realised that[Read More…]

by August 3, 2017 CAT, High School
Think B4 you Click

Think B4 you Click

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 Wednesday they presented their findings in the form of[Read More…]

by May 15, 2017 CAT, High School
EXPLORING the many uses of Microsoft Access Databases

EXPLORING the many uses of Microsoft Access Databases

Databases are widely used throughout the world. Clothing stores have massive databases in which they keep records such as the prices of items and the amount of items in stock. Even schools use a database to keep track of all the learners records including results and contact details. This week the Grade 11 CAT students have been learning how to restrict[Read More…]

by May 1, 2017 CAT, High School
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