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2010

Training Report

Basic ICT integration


training on behalf of
MTN

Henry Badenhorst
Freelance Trainer for Learnthings
Africa
10/21/2010

CONTENTS

Introduction

Attendance

Project Purpose/ outcome

5-6

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:

ELUKHANYISWENI SENIOR SECONDARY


SCHOOL (Eastern-Cape)

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


ELUKHANYISWENI SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL which took place from 11 14
October 2010.

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Attendance
The teachers were all extremely keen and as far possible attended the workshop. The Principal, Mr.
Mbane could not attend any of the sessions. All sessions took place from 13h00 until 15h30 Tuesday
to Thursday.
Attendance register:
Name

Contact
number/email

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Maxengana, N.S.

079-263-0361

Yes

Yes

Yes

Zingela, N.C.

076-930-6262

Yes

Yes

Yes

Oliphant, Ace

073-416-1696

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Friday

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

Content and activities


planned

Actual content
and activities
covered

Comments

Grade 11s attended this morning


session. They
were grouped in 4 students per session,
for an hour. We looked at lessons from
Encarta Kids, Encarta Premium and
Skoool.

I arrived at 08:00. Completed a whole day on


Tuesday, instead of the usual half day in the
afternoon. Only 2 pcs were in working order, so I
made 2 students share a pc. The show must go on!

Tuesday
morning

Learners to visit the computer lab, and


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

Tuesday
afternoon

Introduction to Microsoft Word and creating


a Word document.

Microsoft Word and completion of a


World cup exercise sheet.

One of the 3 teachers was advanced and mastered


concepts easily and independently. The other 2
needed more attention, but were willing and eager
students.

Wednesday
morning

Learners to visit the computer lab, and


familiarise themselves with the location and
navigation to
digital resources.

Grade 11s attended this morning


session. They
were grouped in 4 students per session,
for an hour. We looked at lessons from
Encarta Kids, Encarta Premium and
Skoool.

The students enjoyed the interaction with the


content on the computers very much. The students
used the headphones to listen to lessons. Napo,
one of the teachers assisted me in step by step
lessons and to help kids with mouse skills.

Wednesday
afternoon

Introduction to Microsoft Excel and creating


a Mark book spreadsheet.

Introduction to Microsoft Excel and part


1 of a mark book spreadsheet. Entered
all data and did the first calculation.

Teachers progressed at a steady pace. The stronger


student progressed even faster. Teachers were
eager to learn and expressed their gratitude, when
seeing the value of creating their own mark sheets.

Thursday
morning

Learners to visit the computer lab, and


familiarise themselves with the location and
navigation to
digital resources.

Thursday
afternoon

Microsoft Excel PART II Completion of the


mark book sheet and MS Powerpoint.

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Grade 10s and their teachers attended


this morning session. They
were grouped, each group
had an hour session. We looked at
lessons from
Encarta Kids Encarta Premium and
Skoool.
Each teacher completed mark book
sheet as planned, with all calculations
and how to create a Powerpoint
presentation

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..
Teachers saw the time-saving value of doing the
calculation for one student/subject and then
copying and pasting the formula for all the other
students/subjects.

Contact details and Hardware checklist


ELUKHANYISWENI S.S. SCHOOL (Msobomvu location: Eastern Cape)
Elukhanyisweni Senior Secondary School
P.O. Box 617
Alice
5700
E-mail: nzingela@gmail.com
Contact person: Mr. S.W. Mbane (Principal) 083-719-7683

Lab conditions: HARDWARE CHECKLIST


COLLATERAL

QUANTITY

Computers (incl. mouse and keyboard)


Printer
Printer/Fax/Scanner

21
0
1

Smart boards
Air conditioners

1
1

Data Projectors
Webcams
Server

1
0
1

Anti virus software


Programmes
Speakers

21

Remote (Educator piece)


Speaker mouth

0
0

Headphones
TV
DSTV
Table finishes

21

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OBSERVATIONS
Only two pcs were working, due to electrical
problems, that could not be fixed.
Not one present in the lab
Not connected
Since data projector was out of order, it could
not be tested.
working
Blew a fuse, due to electrical short. Problem
was reported to Eric of MTN.
None
Installed on all working PCs, but could not be
updated
Skoool and Encarta
None

Never received by school, nor any whiteboard


pens.
Could only test 2 for the 2 working pcs, but
teachers said they were working before
Not working
Software installed, but could not connect.
yes

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 were struggling.
Tools in this case refer to Microsoft Word.
I could not use a PowerPoint presentation on the whiteboard to guide teachers through the steps of
creating documents, since the data projector was broken.

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Conclusions & Feedback


THE TEACHERS:
There were only 2 working pcs in the lab, so I spoke to the principal to select the 2 most eager and strongest
pc literate teachers to train in the afternoons. He sent me 3 teachers and 2 shared a pc. I could not use the
data projector as usual to do my Powerpoint Presentation, so we worked from the manual step by step. The
fact that it was a smaller group helped a lot. One of the teachers, Buli, was quite advanced and worked quite
independently, allowing me to focus my attention on the more needy teachers.

THE STUDENTS:
I asked the principal to send me 4 learners every hour, two students sharing a pc. I focussed on the grade 11
learners who have science for a subject and trained them so that they could later train their classmates on
how to use Encarta and Skoool.

THE SCHOOL:
I was received with an open heart and was treated well by both teachers and students.
The lab was in mint condition, but due to electrical sabotage in the village, only 2 pcs worked. The school did
inform Eric from MTN about the problem, but nothing was done before training started.

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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. Technicians should make sure everything is working before they sign off the lab. They should
furthermore show at least one teacher how to do basic operations of equipment.

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GALLERY

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