Thursday, April 24, 2008

Knowledge of input devices

In the Practical work for CAT in Gr 10 the LPG (page 28) indicates that the learner should have knowledge of input devices such as scanner and digital camera.
Well, we have just had a scanner installed and I will soon create lessons which will compel each learner to use a scanner.
With regard to the digital camera it was easier but not without problems. Each learner had to get photographs of themselves using technology. The pictures were all collected in a folder on the network and named accordingly. I organized a lesson where they will have to use pictures of themselves. Those learners who did not bring a photograph of themselves will have to select the EmptyCan or HotAirJustPromises files.
Learners took photographs using digital cameras and cell phones. They then transferred the pictures to the computer. One learner Bluetoothed his picture to my cell phone! I have also learned how to transfer files from my cell phone to my laptop!
In the Gr 11 Theoretical aspects the learners have to have operational knowledge of mobile technologies – I am learning how to use my cell phone and will soon create work which requires use of the cell phone.
Gr 11 also requires operational of networking – that still awaits investigation.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Gr 10 May examination

A number of people have indicated they wish to use my Grade 10 June exam papers.

The paper will be available on the blog, freely available after July, before that password protected. The work which will be covered are those from Theme 1 and Theme 2 up to middle May - have a look at the links. I hope to have the papers available in Afrikaans. The nice thing is that you can adapt them to your needs!

If you want to use the papers THIS term please send me the details below. I will then send you instructions for the preparatory work which needs to be done. You will receive the password later in May.
Teacher name, Cell number, School and Email address - send to


Monday, April 21, 2008

Searching for old material

To search for old material use the Search button at the top of the screen. Also look at a posting of 18 Feb 2008.

Friday, April 18, 2008

June Gr 12 Examination Paper

This is the form needed to complete for the June CAT Gr 12 Examination Paper from Study Opportunities.

Gr 12 PAT Phase 3

I had a brainwave for Phase 3.

The learners have all the information / evidence they have found in their LONG document arranged in a suitable order.

Have a table or list of all the questions at the BEGINNING of the document.

  1. IN the long document repeat each question with its accompanying answer. LINK between the questions at the beginning and their questions/answers in the body using Bookmarks and Hyperlinks (Gr 12 textbook, page 118-119)
  2. Add information in a small table under EACH question/answer in the body of the document with respect to the
  • Evaluation of the trustworthiness of the websites or information
  • Relevance of the information
  • Indication of which information will be used
  • Reasons why this information will help solve the problem
of EACH question.
Submit in digital AND print/hard copy format.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Gr 10 May examination

I have set a nice Grade 10 theory paper and will make it available on 22 May if anyone wishes to use it. It will also be available in Afrikaans.
There may also be other papers - Watch this space!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Gr 12 PAT Phase 2

Here is a copy of my best Phase 2 of the PAT, not full marks but the best in the class. She lost marks in her Search words / strategies and in Using advanced techniques / functions. She obtained 26/30, see the Phase 2 rubric
Here is her Phase 1 and the rubric where she obtained 30/35.

I marked it as I interpreted the rubrics!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Gr 12 Exam Papers from Study Opportunities

Study Opportunities has drawn up Grade 12 question papers (Paper 1 and 2) and memoranda for the June exams. While it is aimed at schools who use the Computers, part of your life series, the Content Framework in the LPG and Sample Papers were studied and compared and taken into account when drawing up the papers. The papers are set, checked and translated by a team of experienced teachers currently teaching the subject.

Note that the papers and memorandums will be available in English and Afrikaans but the papers need to be duplicated by the school.

The cost will be R125 per paper per school, irrespective of the number of learners.

The papers must be written on Wednesday 4 June (Paper 1) and Friday 6 June (Paper 2).

Study Opportunities also plan to do the same with the Prelims/Trial Exams. The June Paper will be used as a trial run to sort out potential logistical problems.

An entry form and more information will be available from Study Opportunities next week.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Gr 12 Februarie toets

My Februarie toets is vertaal. Hier is the vraestel en die Appendix Dankie Judy Louw wat al die vertaal werk gedoen het.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Gr 12 PAT - Phase 2

I have almost finished marking Phase 2 of the PAT.
  1. I would say 3/4 of my learners have not shown or indicated how they can use Word, Access or Excel to solve the problem in their PAT. In future I think the rubric needs a special feature, similar to the Internet search feature, on retrieving information from processing data in Word, Access and Excel.
  2. Many learners will not be able to get the answers to their questions in the sources/places they listed as they are not aligned.
  3. A few of the learners had nice Survey features. In future I think the rubric needs a special feature, similar to the Internet search feature, on retrieving information from a Survey.
So much teaching is still required!