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2012

Training Report

Classroom Management & ICT integration

Henry Badenhorst
Freelance Trainer
11/3/2012

CONTENTS
Description

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Introduction

Attendance

Project Purpose & Goals

Methodology

Conclusions & Challenges

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Timeleni P/S, Elukwatini, Nhlazatshe 31/10/2012 02/11/2012

Project:
This report provides an overview the Classroom management training at
Timeleni PRIMARY SCHOOL which took place from 31/10/12 - 02/11/12.

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ATTENDANCE
The teachers were all extremely keen attended the workshop all the sessions. The Principal, Mr.
Bhiya attended one of the sessions. All sessions took place from 13h30 until 15h30 Wednesday and
Thursday.
Name
Sibanyoni N.M.
Hlatswayo S.K.
Khumalo T.L.
Shabangu S.T.
Mlotshwa S.M
Nkosi M.A.
Kumalo A.F.
Dhlamini S.J.
Sibanyoni J.N.
Mavuso A.
Shongwe N.J.
Nkosi M.D.
Nyathi P.T.
Mahlangu C.M.

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Cell number

E-Mail address

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0838007076
0721336360
0717508979
0761947305
0728427521
0713660882
0839459296
0722083956
0725447040
0823587756
0713121523
0730831919
0731799733
0826451140

ntombifuthisibanyoni@yahoo.com
mahlangucm@gmail.com

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PROJECT PURPOSE & GOALS


Project purpose
The overall purpose of the project is to ensure that the learners and the teachers are
comfortable in integrating the interactive Classmate solution into classroom teaching
and learning.
Specific emphasis is placed on the integration of Learnthings and other educational
content into teaching and learning. This implies that teachers should have an
understanding of the navigation system as well as the actual available content
(software; e.g. Encarta, Learnthings Primary Content, PIL & Skoool.co.za)

Goals
By the end of the course participants were introduced to the following:

Overview of the hardware and software solution & Basic PC literacy.

Content pre-loaded on the teachers laptop (PIL, Encarta, Learnthings content).

Classroom Management software on Teachers laptop.

Internet and productivity tools.

Exposure to Software preloaded on Classmates (Encarta, Learnthings Primary


Content)

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METHODOLOGY
The training was initially a face-to-face intervention where I explained all the concepts
relating to the solution.
I demonstrated the solution via role-play: imitating a real class situation with a teacher
and the actual teachers being the learners using the classmates.
Teachers worked in groups, each teacher received a printed handout with relevant
activities and I guided them through the different functions of the solution.
Practical integration happened where the teachers brought their learners to the lab
and the teacher together with the facilitator integrated the Classroom management
tools.
They browsed through the content and some of the teachers even presented lessons
using existing Learnthings content and Encarta. The Methodology worked well for this
intervention.

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CONCLUSIONS & CHALLENGES


THE TEACHERS:
The training proceeded as planned. The teachers were very eager, but the pace was slow due to
their lack of prior experience and different levels of pc literacy. Nearly all teachers attended the
sessions. Mr. Khumalo, Monica and Caroline assisted me throughout with both Teacher and
student training and I invested a lot of time into them to make sure they understand the
Classroom Management system as well as all the accompanying preloaded software. The older
teachers seem to be more hesitant to learn new things, but once they grasped some of the easier
content, they became excited and saw the possibilities with this system. Follow up and additional
training should be considered as the training time is insufficient.

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, using step by step lessons, assisted by other teachers, to familiarise them with
the track pad (mouse) and the functions of the Classroom management solution. They particularly
enjoyed the quiz and the group chat functions. For most 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. There is
no pc lab in the school, but Mr. Bhiya, the principal, arranged a big classroom and made sure the
charging trolley was there every day. I just walked in and commenced with training.

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GALLERY

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