Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Friday, August 21, 2015
Sunday, August 16, 2015
My students were tasked with creating a rap. They had to give me the sound file, plus the lyrics. They went through the textbook chapter looking for something from which they could create a rap - they looked at the textbook, they engaged with the material in the textbook. They played with the words of the theory. They did it at home. I think some family members got involved with the work. I am sure some of the work went into their heads. Cool work!
Here are the lyrics of an example by Sivuyileplus Mhlekwa and the sound file. It is called CPU RAM ROM
Saturday, July 18, 2015
In Khayelitsha volunteers arrived to spread mulch, level and compost the wall bed, to put wood chips in paths, to plant seedlings and do many other chores at the garden .
The weather was beautiful and much work was done. Was amazing to see so many people working together on the farm and being entertained by the choir.
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Monday, September 8, 2014
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
|Paper & Data||
Marksheet & Solutions
|Practical||Paper 1||Data Eng||To the teacher||Marksheet||Solutions (Eng & Afr)|
|Vraestel 1||Data Afr||Merkblad|
|Theory||Paper 2||Paper 2 Memo|
|Vraestel 2||Vraestel 2 Memo|
Erratum (for Question 1.5)
Only change the following in the data file 1_Contributions: The file name mentioned in the comment should be 2_ArticleSubmissionForm.
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
A local primary school now expects all their learners in Gr 3 to do all their homework on tablets (digital not chalk!). Those learners may be forgiven for not doing CAT when they get into high school, however ALL other students going to higher education need ICT and problem solving skills taught in CAT. (All this school's older learners do most of their work on tablets or their laptops.)
- The study guides are available in print and in PDF format. The print guides are posted and the PDF files have to be downloaded once you have gone into their web portal.
- To complete a multiple choice question test I did a 'search' for the key words in the PDF guide, then was quickly able to work out the answers.
- To find the dates of events I did an online search. To sort the dates in chronological order in Word I did a 'Sort'.
- Writing the essays – well Word is an absolute essential.
- The MCQ test was submitted online.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Monday, June 16, 2014
Friday, June 13, 2014
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Monday, June 9, 2014
Sunday, June 8, 2014
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Friday, May 30, 2014
Schools writing the Study Opportunities practical papers:
Please bear in mind that the skills acquired in previous years will once again be tested in the practical papers. For example, the Grade 12 practical will include Word skills learned in Grades 10 & 11, as revised in the practical module activity at the end of Module 3.2 in the Grade 12 textbook.
Friday, March 21, 2014
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Monday, November 11, 2013
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Monday, August 5, 2013
Friday, July 26, 2013
I gave the daughter some quizzes on Excel from the Gr 10 textbook which she could not do! It is costing her so much money. It appears to me that the test marks are not valid and she still knows so little. She will not get a job with that qualification. I wish learners valued the CAT work done at school and that more learners took the subject of CAT.
Monday, July 15, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
That is how one would expect CAT learners to know and use the Office suite of applications. They should know when to use and how to use the available applications to solve a problem. This requires many activities and exploration of the packages, and use and use and more use in open ended situations until they become fluid. We must help our learners reach that level of competence.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
I was called in in the middle of the 1st term to teach a grade 12 class at an unnamed school. Every practical lesson, e.g. mail merge (Word), working with dates and times (Excel) and calculations in queries and reports (Access) has brought to my attention that basics are missing. (These topics were taught in the first term as they are suggested in the grade 12 textbook I am using.)
I am now working on phase 1 of the PAT. I am aware that it should already have been done but …
Today I am so excited. The learners were expected to but could not, but they learned
- how to insert a section page break
- the difference between portrait and landscape orientation
- how to convert text to a table
- how to insert a column to an existing table
- how to insert a row to an existing table
- change case
- the difference between a heading and a sub heading
Thank goodness for CAPS. Thank goodness for the PAT as it gives one an opportunity for doing revision. Thank goodness for a Department of Education for supplying approved CAPS textbooks to schools.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Sunday, April 7, 2013
A textbook for Computer Applications Technology