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Laptop initiative presses the right buttons

The details of the teacher laptop initiative are out. The initiative, which was devised by the department of education's innovation in teaching directorate, was published on May 8 in the Government Gazette.

Social networking teens

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.

Teachers going digital

Does your school's IT policy state that the institution is committed to creating learners who are proficient and comfortable users of information?

Copyright in the digital age

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.

Teachers and games

I recently became an addict. Not to alcohol or smoking but to a particular console game, Bioshock. I have looked at computer games on several occasions in the past - and even bought a few for my PC - but they always failed to engage me.

Zoom in on it

Last year we looked at TeacherTube and some other teacher tools available on the web. Before we leave this topic, however, I want to introduce you to my favourite "waste of time" ... Google Earth.

Learning from the web

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.

Making the most of change

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.

Teaching with podcasts

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.

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