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Approaches to ICT & Pedagogical Integration
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Today’s learners use a variety of technologies to access knowledge resources and interact globally with people. These interactions create a digital society that affords learners opportunities for education, entertainment and social interaction. Consequently, teachers should consider harnessing this know-how to create learning experiences that advance the curriculum objectives and respond to the directives of the national policy studied in unit 1.

In this unit we will evaluate pedagogical approaches to using ICT in such a way that it supports the teaching of curriculum objectives.

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Educational Technology
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Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance
Date Added:
11/23/2017
Assessment policy in CAPS and the cycle of assessment
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In this unit, we are going to take a closer look at what the Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statements (CAPS) say about assessment. Just by their name, one assumes they have some important things to tell us.

We are also going to look at the overall cycle of assessment. Assessment is not a once off event like a test or exam. That test of exam is just a part of the assessment cycle. We will go into more of the details of parts of the assessment cycle in later units.

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Educational Technology
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Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance
Date Added:
11/24/2017
Create a Spreadsheet Mark Book
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In this tutorial we will construct a simple mark book to track your class’ progress using MS Excel. Once you have experienced the power of a spreadsheet program you will never keep a paper version again. We cover layout, SUM, AVERAGE, Percentages and using formulas to asign letters as symboles to marks.

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Education
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Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance
Date Added:
02/28/2017
Creation of a learning environment
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This unit is the third in a series of five. Module 12, that is units 50-54, is meant to be experienced in sequence as the units are designed to work together. They identify a number of issues that need to be addressed when designing a learning environment that embraces 21st Century Skills. In this unit we will look how students can build an online learning environment to interact with both class members and potentially the community.

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Educational Technology
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Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance
Date Added:
11/24/2017
Different Forms of Assessment (Formative versus Summative)
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Assessment is an essential process that provides information about what learners know and can do. In this unit you will learn about suitable summative and formative assessment strategies.

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Educational Technology
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Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance
Date Added:
11/24/2017
Digital Citizenship and Netiquette
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The Internet and Internet-enabled technologies continue to develop very fast. This has many benefits, but it changes to the way in which learners learn, communicate and interact.

Learners are keen and avid users of the Internet and mobile technologies. They are seen as ‘digital natives’, always surrounded by technologies. There are many social, educational and economic benefits for learners in using ICTs. Learners need to understand what is acceptable and appropriate behaviour in an online society.

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Educational Technology
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Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance
Date Added:
11/24/2017
Finding Subject Specific Materials
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In this lesson we will study some simple methods to locate subject related teaching and learning resources. To be able to do this we will introduce advanced internet search skills, particularly Google Advanced Search

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Educational Technology
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Unit of Study
Author:
Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance
Date Added:
11/23/2017
Finding and Using Open Education Resources (OER)
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This unit will take you through a special type of resource called Open Education Resources (OER) which are available for teachers to use, share and adapt as they need to. You will learn where you can search for these types of resources and to be aware of the different types of licenses that may apply to these kinds of resources.

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Educational Technology
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Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance
Date Added:
11/23/2017
Finding media to enhance a lesson
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Do you sometimes feel that your teaching materials are old fashioned or out-dated? Are you able to to stimulate the interest of learners who have access to videos, graphics and interesting articles online? This unit will guide you through the process of enhancing your existing teaching materials by finding good quality resources online.

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Educational Technology
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Unit of Study
Author:
Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance
Date Added:
11/23/2017
The Flipped Classroom
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As teachers, we are tasked with making education as engaging and effective as possible. Any tools that help us to do this are worth exploring and implementing in the classroom. This unit is going to focus on an interesting pedagogical concept called the “Flipped Classroom”.

Subject:
Educational Technology
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Unit of Study
Author:
Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance
Date Added:
11/24/2017
ICT to Support Students with Special Needs
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ICT is useful for all learners, but it is particularly valuable because it can be effectively used by learners with different abilities. This unit will teach you how to use ICT in the classroom to support students with special needs.

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Educational Technology
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Author:
Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance
Date Added:
11/24/2017
Implement a learning environment
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This unit is the fourth in a series of five. Module 12, that is units 50-54, is meant to be experienced in sequence as the units are designed to work together. This unit is different from the others in this series as we encourage participants to implement the learning environment they have built up in the previous units. We want to know what happens!

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Educational Technology
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Author:
Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance
Date Added:
11/24/2017
Instructional Design
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Instructional design is basically something you do every time you plan a lesson. You are designing how the instruction will take place. You consider what the objectives of the lesson are, what actions you will take, what actions your learners will take, how you will assess what your learners have learnt and in what sequence all of this is going to happen. One benefit of doing this in a physical classroom is that you can change direction whenever and however you need to based on how your learners respond.

In this unit, however, we are going to consider instructional design for the online environment, where your interaction with learners is more limited and it is harder to change things in the middle of a lesson. For this reason, your planning needs to be more careful and considered.

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Educational Technology
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Unit of Study
Author:
Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance
Date Added:
11/24/2017
Integrating Presentation Software into Learning
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Presentation software tools such as Microsoft PowerPoint (PPT) are useful not only for enhancing your own teaching materials and presentations with interesting images and enticing colours, but also to create interactive learning opportunities.

This unit focuses on integrating a presentation software tool such as PPT into learning. It is important that you familiarise yourself with how to use Microsoft PowerPoint before you attempt this unit.

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Educational Technology
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Author:
Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance
Date Added:
11/23/2017
Integrating Presentation Software into Teaching
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With increasing access to television, internet and movies, learners have become increasingly more visual. As teachers, instead of trying to continue using only traditional ‘chalk and talk’ methods there is a need to meet our learner’s need for visual stimulation, never at the expense of good sound teaching/pedagogy but rather to enhance the information that we are sharing with them.
This unit will guide you through using presentation software to help you enhance your current teaching methods and materials. For the purposes of this unit we will be using Microsoft PowerPoint as an example of presentation software.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance
Date Added:
11/23/2017
Integrating Spreadsheets into Student Learning
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In this unit we will use a spreadsheet package, MS Excel, and investigate ways students might use the package to learn. Our task will be to determine how students might harness technology, in this instance spreadsheets, to demonstrate that they have acquired a competency, knowledge or values as outlined in the curriculum? We can't provide lesson plans for every subject or grade so we will showcase a few examples and then challenge you to think how the software might be used in your classes and share your ideas with others.

Subject:
Educational Technology
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Author:
Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance
Date Added:
11/23/2017
Integrating Word Processing into Teaching
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Knowing how technology works is important, however, it is even more important that you feel equipped and confident enough to use technology to enhance your teaching and the learner experience. This unit will refresh the knowledge that you gained in the face to face workshop and also help you to create some useful documents that you can use in your classroom.

Subject:
Educational Technology
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Author:
Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance
Date Added:
11/23/2017
Internet Safety
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The internet is a very useful tool for the classroom. It gives you access to content such as videos, pictures, and research. It is also a communication tool. But the internet can be dangerous if you are not aware of the threats that exist.

This unit will teach you about internet safety. It is important to know how to be safe on the internet because you need to keep your private information to yourself and make sure that your students are not falling victim to crime on the internet.

Subject:
Educational Technology
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Author:
Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance
Date Added:
11/24/2017
Introduction to the TPACK Framework
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Teaching with technology is not always simple, especially if our aim is to improve the quality of the learning that is happening in our classrooms. Because technology is generally pretty expensive and takes quite a bit of effort of organise and care for, it makes sense that we would want to get our money’s worth by making sure that the end product – the quality of learning – is as good as it can be and keeps improving. Otherwise, why bother?

In this unit, we are going to learn about one of the most popular and useful frameworks to help us think about teaching well and effectively with technology. It is called the TPaCK framework. TPaCK is short for Technological, Pedagogical and Content Knowledge.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance
Date Added:
11/24/2017