How about a silicon valley in Matubatuba? “No way”, you would say. That was the same attitude that some of the Principals had before they joined the workshop. Technology as a tool in teaching and learning continues to amaze even the most experienced teachers and Principals. The availability and accessibility thereof makes it even more possible to incorporate ICTs in the most rural schools.
“This would make the life of my teachers very easy”, one of the Principals commented.
Learnthings donated digital content to complement the Mpilonhle initiative to take mobile computer labs to rural schools.
Principals and Deputy Principals from 10 Mpilonhle-affiliated secondary schools attended an interactive, hands-on workshop jointly organized by Mpilonhle and Learnthings Africa.
The workshop was conducted on the 6th and 7thof August at La Colline, the Mpilonhle Guest House. The program focused on how the use of digital content as an ICT tool can enhance teaching and learning in secondary schools.
Learnthings digital content consists of Dynamic learning tools and online lessons for Maths, Science, English, Business Studies and Geography. The two-day workshop had sessions on what digital education is, how to integrate it into the educational system, and how to assess the impact of digital education.
The workshop was well received by school staff. Comments included
“The dynamics of the whole group was uplifting. All participated and it contributed to a relaxed learning environment”
“I am now confident that our school is on the right track and we have the answers for using digital content and digital tools”
“It is a constructive approach to teaching. It deals with how educators can teach better and their workload can be lessened”.
“The whole concept of Mpilonhle is inspiring and I will definitely be an ambassador wherever I go”.