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2010

Training Report

Basic ICT integration


training on behalf of
MTN

Henry Badenhorst
Freelance Trainer for Learnthings
Africa
7/26/2010

CONTENTS
Description

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Introduction

Attendance

Project Purpose/ outcome

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Project objectives and outputs

Contact details and Hardware Checklist 7


Methodology

Conclusions & Feedback

Recommendations

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Gallery

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INTRODUCTION
Project:

KHOKHOVELA HIGHER PRIMARY SCHOOL

This report provides an overview of the teacher & student training at


KHOKHOVELA HIGHER PRIMARY SCHOOL which took place from 20 23 July
2010.

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Attendance
The teachers were all extremely keen and as far possible attended the workshop. The Principal didnt attend
any sessions, due to meetings and other workshops. All sessions took place from 13h30 until 15h30 Tuesday
to Thursday.

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Project Purpose/ outcome


The desired outcomes of this part of the project were to:
A. Equip teachers with the following skills:
Basic ICT skills
Microsoft products integrated into teaching and learning
Mecer whiteboard integrated into teaching and learning

B. Equip students with the following skills:


Encarta Encyclopaedia Software
Skoool.co.za Software

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DAY

Tuesday
afternoon

Wednesday
morning

Content and activities


planned

Actual content
and activities
covered

Introduction to the program and creating


teaching aids using Microsoft Word.

Introduction to the program;


Introduction to computers;
Mouse skills & Saving skills

Teachers and learners to visit the computer


lab, and familiarise themselves with the
location and navigation to
digital resources.

Wednesday
afternoon

Introduction to Microsoft Word and creating


a Word document.

Thursday
morning

Teachers and learners to visit the computer


lab, and familiarise themselves with the
location and navigation to
digital resources.

Thursday
afternoon

Friday
morning

Grade 7s and their teachers attended


this morning session. They
were grouped, each group
had an hour session. We looked at
lessons from
Encarta Kids.
Introduction to Microsoft Word and
step 1 of creating a World cup exercise
sheet. I managed to teach opening,
saving, tables and basic text editing.
Teachers struggle with the mouse. It
was the very first time on a pc.
.
Grade 6s and their teachers attended
this morning session. They
were grouped, each group
had an hour session. We looked at
lessons from
Encarta Kids.

Microsoft WORD PART II Creating Soccer


World Cup exercise sheet part II

Each teacher completed a Soccer World


Cup Exercise sheet as planned. Skills
such as text editing, importing pictures
and shading were done

ICT integration lessons continued, with


Grade 5 learners.

Grade 5s and their teachers attended


this morning session. They
were grouped, each group
had an hour session. We looked at
lessons from
Encarta Kids.

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Comments

I arrived at 14:00. I taught until 15h30.


The learners enjoyed the sessions very
much. They managed to engage with the
technology with difficulty since none of them has
had any prior exposure to pcs
The audio visual content and the interactive
activities available drew their attention.
Teachers struggled with the mouse. It was the very
first time on a pc. Progress was very slow and I had
to repeat steps many times as well as personally
assist the slower ones. Their eagerness and
willingness made the effort worthwhile. It was a
large group of around 20 teachers.
The students enjoyed the interaction with the
content on the computers very much. The
students used the headphones to listen to lessons
.Two of the teachers assisted me in step by step
lessons and to help kids with mouse skills.
Progress was very slow, but Shadrack Makhubela,
the strong student assisted me in helping the
others. Students were very eager and for their first
time they did well. I enjoyed training at this
particular school.
The students enjoyed the interaction with the
content on the computers very much. The
students used the headphones to listen to lessons.
Kids kept asking when they could come back. The
games and fun stuff particularly drew their
attention.

Contact details and Hardware checklist


KHOKHOVELA HIGHER PRIMARY SCHOOL:
Khokhovela HP School
P.O. Box 3568
Acornhoek
1360
E-mail: khokhovela@yahoo.com
Contact person: Eric Makhubela (083-3463-123)

Lab conditions:

HARDWARE CHECKLIST
COLLATERAL
Computers (incl. mouse and keyboard)
Printer
Printer/Fax/Scanner
Smart boards
Air conditioners
Data Projectors
Webcams
Server
Anti virus software
Programmes
Speakers
Remote (Educator piece)
Speaker mouth
Headphones
TV
DSTV
Table finishes

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QUANTITY
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OBSERVATIONS
All but one were working
No fax line

No administrator password so could not log on.


Installed on all PCs
Skoool and Encarta
Projector PC has external speakers, others built in.

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Software installed, but could not connect.

Methodology
An outcomes based approached were followed. Introducing the outcome of the lesson and then explaining
the usage of the tool in order to achieve the outcome. I demonstrated step-by-step and the teachers followed
and stopped me when they got stuck. I moved between the desks to provide assistance to those who where
struggling.
Tools in this case refer to Microsoft Word.
I used a PowerPoint presentation on the whiteboard to guide teachers through the steps of creating the
spreadsheet.

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Conclusions & Feedback


THE TEACHERS:
The training did not go as planned. The teachers were very eager, but the pace was slow due to their lack of
prior experience. Most of them did attend all three sessions. They could only attend 2 hours per session due
to personal reasons. They were all at beginner level, but some showed a natural inclination and snapped
quickly, while others were extremely slow in comprehension. Most struggled extremely with the mouse. The
quicker learners assisted in explaining to slower students. All were extremely friendly and co-operative and
expressed gratitude and a desire to learn more in the future. Most came to the realisation how computers can
assist them in their duties as educators.

THE STUDENTS:
Once the students grasped the possibilities of the software, I could not drag them away from the computers.
They expressed their desire to return for more. The audio visual interactive nature of the software engaged
them fully. The workshop was a huge success in this regard. I mostly covered Encarta and used step by step
lessons, assisted by other teachers, to familiarise them with the mouse. For all of them it was their very first
time in front of a pc.

THE SCHOOL:
I was received with an open heart and was treated well by both teachers and students.
The lab was in mint condition and well looked after. I had everything I needed for the training workshop.

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Recommendations
1. Identification of different levels in computer literacy in both teachers and students prior to
commencement of the workshop.
2. Teachers and students must be taught about the dangers of viruses and must be educated on how to
properly scab USB devices before opening on the PC.
3. Connection of the internet needs to be sorted out so that DSTV and the internet can be accessed.
4. More emphasis on Excel since most teachers struggles more with it than with Word. PowerPoint
should be secondary to Excel and Word.
5. The Workshop sessions for teachers should be held within school hours. Rural school teachers are
dependent on lifts and can only stay until 15:30.
6. Regular access to the lab for students with assignments or projects. Those students should be given
preferential treatment above other students who just want to play.
7. The training schedule for the teacher sessions must be worked out prior to the trainers arrival and
given to him/her upon arrival.

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GALLERY

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