My name is Mokgethoa Ingrid Sethemane (Ramonyai) and I am a married woman and mother of three children. I was born in Pretoria and grew up at Mankweng (Polokwane). I am a qualified teacher and presently employed by the department of education at Mashile Primary School. I love singing, dancing and sports.
I realized that we really need ICT tools in schools as it arouse the learners interest towards the subject matter. Most of my learners showed a lot of improvement and they also developed research skills. This made a great impact on changing their `attitudes and eliminated misunderstandings concerning our theme of planet earth systems and control. What I could have done differently was to facilitate learners grouping them according to their learning levels to avoid overcrowding.
My entry was all about bringing celestial bodies into the classroom through the use of ICT. The project came about because of the challenges faced in the subject Natural sciences and Technology on the theme Planet Earth and Beyond as well as Systems and Control. The theme is part of the last term of the year when educators are faced with a lot of paper work. Apart from that, the theme has long been taught as an imaginary topic and is thereofre not a reality for the learners.
Learners were gathered in the classroom in the afternoon and carried out the tasks they were expected to perform. The also watched the video and took part in answering the questions they were asked.
I used the internet to search for information. Some of the information was gathered from Sway. Applications such as the Mine Craft, Scope Nights etc. were used. Laptop, smartphones and overhead projectors were used. We asked for help from the innovation project manager whom is a member of the community.
I was selected as one of the ISPA Super Teacher Finalist in 2015, 2016 and 2017. During 2010 was awarded a Computer literacy certificate by ISPA /CozaCares. In 2016 and 2017 I was one of the Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts and took a part in facilitating learners observing the hour of code globally.
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