Sunday, September 25, 2011

2011 Census and the PAT

I have just started working for StatsSA on the 2011 census. It is a month of hard work doing training and then making contact with the respondents in the area in which I will be working. We all have to get information from the 150 households in our designated areas. After today's training I thought of databases and the PAT.

  • In the PAT you need to find information. In the Census the government wants to get information.
  • In the PAT data collected has to be in a format which can be analysed. In the Census data is in a number format which can be analysed.
  • In the PAT data collected is meant to be confidential. In the Census all information collected is confidential.
  • In the PAT you often give a questionnaire a number to help with sorting and checking. In the Census questionnaires are also given a code for checking purposes.
Between 10 and 31 October households will have enumerators visiting them with questionnaires that need to be completed for the Census. Make sure you see them. As you look at them, think PAT.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Grade 10 textbook

Hoping that everybody is buying the best textbook for their needs. - Here is an advert.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Searching in Windows 7

Here is a screencast (video) in MOV (8 MG) and WMV (6 MG) file format on doing a search in Windows 7.
Here is a different screencast in the form of a PowerPoint presentation in doing a search in Windows 7 in MOV (3 MG), WMV (3 MG) and Flash with a quiz (2 MG) format. Download or look at online.
Please let me know which of these 5 files presents the information the best. Which is these is best to use for teaching? Thanks

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Gr 12 September Theory memo

Grade 12 - 2011 September Theory memo

Monday, September 12, 2011

Gr 12 September Theory

Gr 12 September Theory

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Samples from new CAT Gr 10 textbook

Samples from new CAT Gr 10 textbook: Computers, part of your life
  • Contents per term (Eng / Afr)
  • Table of contents (Eng / Afr)
  • Module 1.1 (Eng / Afr): Introduction to computers
  • PowerPoint for Module 1.1 (Eng / Afr)
  • Module 3.1 (Eng / Afr): Start working with text
  • PowerPoint for Module 3.1 (Eng / Afr)
  • Sample video for Module 3.1: Symbols as mov or wmv format (more than 50 videos included with teacher’s guide)

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Do not judge a book by its cover

I had a bad day. I went decided on retail therapy to improve matters – I wanted an e-reader.

The bad day continued. I went to computer shop at a small mall nearby. I was told it 'was expensive, about R1500' and they did not have any. I could not think why the man told me they were expensive, as for me that amount was not unreasonable.

I went to the V&A Waterfront. I went to the largest computer shop, part of a chain. I saw three salesmen playing a computer game and asked if I could interrupt them, and could I see an e-reader. They showed me the three models they had on offer. The one I liked had no price but the salesman went and found the price – R2500. I told him I would like to see others at the Waterfront, probably at the large bookshop and may come back. (He neglected to encourage me to return or tell me the bookshop had none, and there were none to be bought anywhere at the Waterfront.) I walked around not able to find any other e-readers and finding a total lack of interest in selling me anything. Eventually I went back to my home town without an e-reader and puzzled about my lack of success.

I went to a large mall in my area, to a computer shop, part of the same chain as found at the Waterfront, but no salesperson even bothered to attend to me when I was peering in the locked display window of e-readers. I left the shop without an e-reader and fuming.

I HAD to have an e-reader but the bricks and mortar shops could not be bothered to sell me one. So I bought it online.

I have spent the last few days puzzling on the lack of service and have reached a solution. I looked too poor to afford one or I looked too old to know how to use computer equipment or I looked wrong, whatever that is.

Well, to all those shop assistants, do not judge a book by its cover! I have enough to pay cash for an e-reader and also bigger things. 

Friday, September 2, 2011


Rekordeksamen: Errata by AFR data: Maak Vraag 4 se datalĂȘer OpeDag reg. 
Data-werkblad, Sel C11 moet Mnr Wilson wees en nie Mev Wilson nie..