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Introduction to ergonomics – some pics to generate discussion

I was thinking about how I was going to introduce ergonomics to my students. I had the definition and examples of ergonomically-designed devices and furniture…but something was still missing. I wanted to show them how a bad workspace impacts the human body. I remembered some ads I had seen before and a quick search online …

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Word of the Week – 100 words download bundle

Here it is! One hundred terms for Computer Applications Technology! Enjoy this complete 100-word bundle of printable “Word of the Week” posters from Michelle Meyer. Michelle has tirelessly and relentlessly pursued the task of creating a computer technology-related term poster for Computer Applications Technology teachers and students for every single week of the year. Not …

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What ICT skills should teachers have?

Technology has invaded almost every space in our society. Education is not exempt from this invasion. Technology is an enabler, an enhancer, a platform to do far more than what was possible even twenty years ago. As teachers, it is our responsibility to weave technological knowledge and skills into our teaching and also our own …

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Exam Styles and Multi-Level Lists template for MS Word

In a previous post titled Styles and Multi-Level Lists for Exam Setting in MS Word, I made available a Word document I created where I edit lists and styles that I use often for the formatting of exam papers. I have updated this to include line styles for write-on papers for Theory. I have also …

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Scanning written work using OneDrive for Exam Submission in MS Teams

If students are doing an exam that is a standard pen & paper but are required to submit it digitally, here is a tutorial I made for our students assisting them in scanning their work using OneDrive and then submitting via a Microsoft Teams assignment. I recorded it in two parts. Part 1 is a …

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Channel calendars, meeting options and the lobby in MS Teams

This video addresses some of the various challenges we are dealing with when it comes to online teaching such as having students see their scheduled meetings on a calendar, being made attendees instead of being presenters and not being able to start up meetings before the teacher gets there! I hope this will help teachers …

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Microsoft Teams Breakout Rooms for Invigilation

Having to move very quickly to online teaching again necessitated the need to continue running ‘school’ as ‘normally’ as possible, despite being online. This meant having to find a way to keep an eye on my students who were writing a test at home. I thought I could use the breakout rooms feature in MS …

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