EMS, Business Studies, Lifeskills, Maths, Technology, Arts, drama & Culture Grades 7-12 (specifically Gr 8). Learning Areas Levels Objectives Software Description.
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EMS, Business Studies, Lifeskills, Maths, Technology, Arts, drama & Culture
Grades 7-12 (specifically Gr 8)
Pupils: Cross-curricular & Critical thinking training, developing creative & innovative entrepreneurs, financial skills, marketing skills, real-life decision-making, co-operative team-work, collaboration with community. Teachers: Providing resources so that teaching is pupil-centred, teacher-training (especially cross-curricular), skills training, collaboration with regional & global community.
MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Movie Maker, Photostory 3, CamStudio
An innovation within an innovation! The teacher receives a CD (or can access it on the Net) & one day’s training. The CD outlines in full an entire project on deciding which of the 2 franchise businesses is the most viable. The CD contains pupil & teacher resource material, assessment rubrics, instructions, voice-over & visual tutorials. The pupils are divided into 2 teams and each team, (after due research) has to prepare a marketing presentation (PPoint, movie, stop-frame animation, photostory etc – any digital format) which the class assesses. Final winners go forward to the regional competition and so on until an international winner is identified. Prizes & training are sponsored. These provide the impetus for teachers & pupils engage &, hopefully, allow them to win (& use) more technology.
Gaye Pieterse, Durban Girls’ College, Durban, South Africa
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Student Project Overview: An overview of required tasks.
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National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS): Performance indicators for technology-literate students.