Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

students are becoming increasingly digitally literate with the use of technology


Hi all




Let us promote using of technology in the classroom, especially as students are becoming increasingly digitally literate and promote group work as one of the learning strategy that can benefit individual and group.




William Sifunda
There are many benefits of technology in the classroom, especially as students are becoming increasingly digitally literate

Source: Boundless. “Advantages of Using Technology in the Classroom.” Boundless Education. Boundless, 14 Nov. 2014. Retrieved 03 Dec. 2014 from https://www.boundless.com/education/textbooks/boundless-education-textbook/technology-in-the-classroom-6/edtech-25/advantages-of-using-technology-in-the-classroom-77-13007/
  • The increase in worldwide computer usage and the need for computer skills in today's workforce have pushed the US government to create guidelines, such as the Core Curriculum Content Standards, to ensure that students are prepared to meet the demands of the twenty first century.
  • Maintaining a citizenry that is well versed in the STEM fields is a key element of the United States' public-education agenda.
  • Through the implementation and integration of Web 2.0 computer technologies into the classroom setting, students are able to have new authentic and meaningful learning experiences.
  • Another advantage of using technology in the classroom is its flexibility and adaptability to differentiated learning.


  • Source: Boundless. “Advantages of Using Technology in the Classroom.” Boundless Education. Boundless, 14 Nov. 2014. Retrieved 03 Dec. 2014 from https://www.boundless.com/education/textbooks/boundless-education-textbook/technology-in-the-classroom-6/edtech-25/advantages-of-using-technology-in-the-classroom-77-13007/
  • The increase in worldwide computer usage and the need for computer skills in today's workforce have pushed the US government to create guidelines, such as the Core Curriculum Content Standards, to ensure that students are prepared to meet the demands of the twenty first century.
  • Maintaining a citizenry that is well versed in the STEM fields is a key element of the United States' public-education agenda.
  • Through the implementation and integration of Web 2.0 computer technologies into the classroom setting, students are able to have new authentic and meaningful learning experiences.
  • Another advantage of using technology in the classroom is its flexibility and adaptability to differentiated learning.


  • Source: Boundless. “Advantages of Using Technology in the Classroom.” Boundless Education. Boundless, 14 Nov. 2014. Retrieved 03 Dec. 2014 from https://www.boundless.com/education/textbooks/boundless-education-textbook/technology-in-the-classroom-6/edtech-25/advantages-of-using-technology-in-the-classroom-77-13007/

    Learning styles and technology tools

    Hi all


    Learning styles can benefits learners if they are well taught, and once you realize that the style and the technology you are using is working then stick to and try to find our styles that you can use in the classroom.
    Students must have ability to make their own decisions; to direct their own learning and take advantage of the technology and tools so that they improve learning. If learners are exposed to these tools at an early age, they grew up with it and when they reach high school they are able to work on their own without any assistant. That is what we should promote. Most children need to be taught how to work together and we must discourage positive interdependence. Learners must be able to learn on their own.


    How does the learners benefit from using technology and apply the strategy taught by their teacher?




    William Sifunda

    Thursday, 30 October 2014

    Technology has changed the way we do things

    Hello All,

    Technology has changed the way we do things, i remember reading a Format magazine that is published here in South Africa in 1998, they stated clear that if you are not computer literate by 2010, it will be difficult for you to get a job, and that is happening right now.  One must be able to be able to use e-mail, and internet. When it comes improving reading, writing and vocabulary, technology has advanced, it is making things easier for everyone who is able to use technology, a teacher could be conducting a class online and the students also participating. In that way they improve their writing skills and at the same they also improve vocabulary, no one want to write wrong spelling.

    It is important that we educators to be versatile when it comes to technology, so that they can be able deliver. I hope what i have learned will not end here, i must share it with learners, that is why we are doing this course so that we can improve teaching with technology, learning how to use google doc is another experience, the fact that i could do it own my own that shows that i am following.


    William Sifunda

    Sunday, 26 October 2014

    Knowledge is power

    Hello all,

    Every week, everyone who doing "building teaching skills through the interactive web" is adventuring into the new world of technology by learning new things. Listening skills is very important especially if you are learning or teaching english, as all knows that english is not our mother tougue, and also learning how pronounce words correctly is important and at the same time we are improving writing skill, beacuse our course requires us to post our activities.

    Learning about Delicious has made my life easier than before, now i can bookmark all my favorite sites and i have already started bookmarking them, that is good on my side, by the end of next week my delicious page will be filled with my favorite sites. I just imagine i want to visit 15 sites, that means i must visit one site at a time, and then when finished, go another one, but that has come to an end with delicious.com, all-in-one, this is like a four-in-one printer, a printer that can print, scan, fax and copy. Thanks to the power of technology


    Thank you,

    William Sifunda, South Africa


    Wednesday, 22 October 2014

    Practice makes perfect

    Hello,


    There more you spend time listening to english speakers the better of understanding the language and mastering the language, and you acclamatize to the language, pronunciation of words, writing of correct spelling, it makes your life easier.  I enjoy listening to my favorite radio station in Sandton, Johannesburg: TalkRadio 702 on channel 856 and VOA on DSTV. These channels are good if you want to improve your listening skill.


    William Sifunda, South Africa

    Tuesday, 14 October 2014

    Week 2 Web Searching

    Hello

    This topic is interesting and today I was teaching my learners some of the things that I have learnt, especially web searching, using different search to accomplish your task, and to they thought you could search for information by using www.yahoo.com and www.google.com and I asked them to Wikipedia, and I am looking forward in learning.

    Thank you,


    William Sifunda