Submitted by Omashani Naidoo from SchoolNet
The aftermath of Tudor Clee’s visit produced much excitement around the Google Nexus tablets. If you remember Tudor Clee secured the sponsorship of 10 Google Nexus tablets to thank our two South African schools, Isibongo Primary and Lakeview Primary, for participating in the creation of his Touchable Earth World Atlas. SchoolNet SA agreed to continue working with the sponsored schools to ensure that the tablets were used for their intended purpose.
Ms Omashani Naidoo, facilitated training with Foundation Phase teachers at LakeView Full Service School. Ten teachers spent the afternoon learning how much fun playing with tablets could be. They started with finding their way around the tablet and finding useful tips and tricks for working with the tablets and then discovering that there are apps that could be used to teach concepts to their Foundation Phase learners. Their homework was to play and find more apps that could be directly linked to their teaching schedule.
You can view a video abut Touchable earth called ‘Jona in Soweto learns about the Internet with Touchable Earth below: