Yulandi's pilgrimage

Experiencing life and teaching what I know.

A New Path

30 September 2008 – Arriving in a cold and wet CT was certainly not a premonition of what was to come. The friendly and helpful staff of The Cape Academy of Mathematics, Science and Technology made sure we all were fed and knew our way around the campus.

One lecture after the other can only be described as awesome! The innovative and enthusiastic ideas of ordinary teachers to incorporate technology into their classrooms made me stand still and realise I’m not on this bus and its leaving soon. Cell phone use to teach learners seem very popular. As far as I know it’s banned in most schools. But there are teachers that have been using cell phones successful in their classrooms. Not only are learners learning but enjoying it. Using the web is also very popular. Wiki sites are easy to build and get learners not only to do assignments but different learning areas are incorporated at the same time, computer skills are learned along the way.

All of this is so amazing and it will take a lot of blogs to explain how every teacher used technology to their and their learners’ advantage. After careful thought I have decided to at least try some of the innovative ideas. My blogs from now on will follow my progress in learning and applying technology into the class room.

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1 Comment»

  maggieverster wrote @

Hi Yolandi!

So glad to see you taking the first few steps in your web 2.0 for learning and teaching pathway! Very exciting, hey.

Right, you can also start by playing with the widgets on the right hand side of your blog. Just go to Design–> Widgets

You can remove some of the widgets and add some of the really cool ones for example:

Why not add our conference twitter feeds and delicious feed to your blog? Just click to add RSS. It will now appear on the right hand side. Click on edit and insert the feed address
http://feeds.delicious.com/v2/rss/maggiev/esnsa?count=15

and

http://search.twitter.com/search.atom?q=esnsa

It will be great if you can tell us at least once a week about what you are doing in your classroom!

Maggie


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