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Recently I got a peek into the world of teenage communication via social networking services and sites. Because of the hard economic times, I thought I should start using the MXit service (www.MXit.com) to check out the super-low costs of text messaging.
As a young history teacher I was guilty of hoarding my stuff. Now that I'm older I consider it a terrible waste. I remember being particularly proud of a "Middle East Conflict" worksheet that contained numerous pieces of historical evidence: political cartoons, quotes from politicians of the time, diary entries, lyrics from a Palestinian song and some photos from a feature film.
This month I review a number of web tools for teachers, websites made for teachers and often by teachers to help other teachers. Some offer resources, others templates to help you create lesson plans. Some allow teachers to upload materials and share them more widely.
One advantage of information gleaned from the internet over that available in school resource centres or libraries is the currency of the data. Instead of using statistics from an old set of encyclopaedias you can provide your class with the latest data. Yet this very advantage can sometimes also be the internet's most frustrating characteristic.
MP3 players are becoming ubiquitous. Even the latest cellphones are being promoted on billboards around the country as multimedia centres that happen to have a phone attached to them. The must-have attachment is a shiny set of earphones that gives the phone the ability to provide a soundtrack to our lives.
The companies making the non-invasive devices, which will create jobs and are cheaper than other types, include car and diving manufacturers
The mayor, her relatives and their friends keep landing lucrative tenders and using state resources. Yet Lindiwe Makhalema has failed to declare the list of her relationships with people and companies benefiting from the municipality
An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow
Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date
The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities
SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector