Matthew Goniwe School of Leadership & Governance

MGSLG is developing a teacher's professional development course to support the intergration of ICT into teaching and learning. The 56 units of study have been shaped by the UNESCO ICT CFT.
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Imperatives in the South African ICT in Education Policy

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In this unit we will study the national policies on ICT in Education and ask you to design, modify and/or implement classroom practices that support these policies. To be able to do this we need to be able to answer these questuions, 'Do you currently understand why the department has identified the use of ICT as an important component of our teaching?' and 'What are the challenges of using ICT in our teaching?'

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Author: Andrew Moore

Types of ICT Used for Education

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Information and Communication Technology (ICT) use is increasing all over the world. It makes our lives easier and can be used as a tool to teach, to learn, to communicate and to store and retrieve information. It greatly increases the possibilities of what can be taught and how it can be taught. Because of this, it is important to understand how to use ICT to your advantage in the classroom. In this unit you will learn about the different types of ICT such as smartphones, laptops and desktop computers and how best to make use of them in your teaching.

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Author: Andrew Moore

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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Author: Andrew Moore

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.

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Author: Andrew Moore

Integrating Word Processing into Learning

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This unit will give you the opportunity to learn how to use MS Word in order to edit an existing document and how to print a document once you have completed it. Throughout this lesson you will be challenged to think about ways in which you can encourage your learners to use MS Word in their classroom activities and homework assignments.

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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.

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Author: Andrew Moore

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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Author: Andrew Moore

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.

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Author: Andrew Moore

Orientation to Your Laptop (Revision)

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In your orientation workshop your facilitator will show you how to use your laptop issued by the Gauteng Department of Education. This unit is intended to help you review what you have already learned. In addition there is short section that will get you thinking about how you can use your laptop to enhance your teaching and learning.

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Author: Andrew Moore

Locating and Using the Lesson Plan Folder

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Before completing this unit you will have been provided with face-to-face training on using the laptop provided to you by the Gauteng Department of Education. This unit will provide you with a quick overview on where you can locate the lesson plans and teaching resources that have been pre-loaded onto your laptop.

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Author: Andrew Moore

Presenting a Lesson Using Your Laptop

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In this unit, we are going to look at a couple of really creative ways in which you can use your SMART board. Units 14 and 15 should have introduced you to enough of the mechanics of using your SMART board. Now it is time to use this knowledge to focus on improving the learning that happens in your classroom.

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Author: Andrew Moore

Troubleshooting and Online Support

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Computers and other ICTs (Information Communication Technologies) can be very useful tools, however, sometimes they can develop problems that make them difficult to use. This unit will take you through the basic steps that you can undertake to find and solve simple software and hardware problems on your device.

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Author: Andrew Moore

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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Author: Andrew Moore

Using eMail to Support Learning

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Electronic Mail (e-mail) is a way of communicating with people by sending messages via an internet mail service to their mailbox. As a way of communicating it is fast, simple, and reliable. Because of this, knowing what e-mail is and how it can be used is a very important skill that can be used in the classroom and in daily life. This unit introduces you to what e-mail is and teaches you about how it can be used in the classroom to support learning and teaching activities.

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Author: Andrew Moore

Using ICT-based Diagnostic Assessment Tools

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Assessment is an essential process that provides information about what learners know and can do. Assessment allows teachers to make recommendations for future learning interventions. Assessment is the ongoing process of gathering, analysing and interpreting, using and reflecting on evidence to make informed and consistent judgements to improve future learning. In this unit you will learn about the different types of diagnostic assessment tools, when best to make use of them in your teaching and how ICT can benefit them.

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Author: Andrew Moore

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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Author: Andrew Moore