Thursday, 24 October 2013

Tablet Fun Fun Fun-day preparations

We are having great fun preparing for our fun day with our #ict4red teachers in #cofimvaba! We will be hosting 150 of our amazing teachers on Saturday 2 November and is therefore preparing a vibrant team to make sure that everybody will be having maximum fun fun fun! We are so chuffed that teachers are prepared to give up a WHOLE Saturday to come and learn more about their tablets and have fun with us. That makes us very (h)appy!

Reaching for the stars!
As this #ict4red course is all about changing teaching into a more collaborative fun, student centered activity (using tablets), we will be using the teaching strategy that we learned about last (Learning stations) to create a large scale, school wide,  learning station, which will more resemble a fabulously fun market place of learning! You will be going around collecting tidbits of skills, apps, knowledge and collaborations, while getting completely STAR STUDDED (literally). Your aim will be to collect as many stars as possible within a limited time span.

The team
Your friendly facilitators and the Meraka team, will be there to help and assist you, but we have also organised some learners to turn the tables on you! For once they will be teaching and helping YOU- payback time! We have hand picked a big bunch of PUNKS to make sure that you can operate your tablet like a NINJA. 

Don't forget to charge your tablets in order to cope with all the fun! Please bring with all your cables and bits as we will make sure that you know how to do your fun-bit!

Registration fun will start at 8 am sharp! So get there early to get a head start!! If you already have an email address make sure that you remember the password!! If at all possible you can already send us an email to with your name and school and why you are a star tablet user. There might be a prize in it!! Also for those who have not SMS-ed us that they are coming, please do so as that will definitely enter you in the prize draw! If you have not received a SMS invite, also let us know!

Talking about Prizes!!
We have lots of fun tech related prizes to be won! There are TV connector cables, flash drives, SD cards, speakers, earphones, external chargers, tablet pens, car chargers aaaaaand.....a laptop and Samsung S4 to be won! We also have a floating trophy for the school with the most stars per teacher!! Jaribaaaaaa!!!

Our amazing sponsors!!
We just want to thank all our sponsors so far for their support and dedication to teachers professional development in our country!! Meraka, Afrihost, Eduboard, ICT4Champions, Schoolnet and Queens college who is making their school, students and WiFi available to us at no extra cost. Jaribaaa indeed! We are still looking for more prizes. Please contact us at if you love our teachers and want to show some support!

Monday, 14 October 2013

Fun ICT4RED tablet workshop in Queenstown

Dear #ict4red Educators

We will be hosting a fun tablet workshop day on Saturday the 2nd of November at Queens College in Queenstown. You will be able to sort out email problems, get fun tablet skills, install subject related apps and learn how to use twitter and blogging for teaching. You HAVE TO book if you want to attend!! You will receive an SMS invitation to which you have to reply (yes/no) to confirm your attendance. If you have not received an invite by the 16th of October, please send us an email ( or ask your principal to let us know that you are coming,

If you have not yet managed to set up your email on your tablet, then you must come as we will expect all teachers to have email access on their tablets going forward. Internet access will be provided at the venue.


8h00 -9h00 Registration

9h00-9h15 Welcome and Housekeeping

9h15-12h00 One to One Learning station session (Email set-up and trouble shooting, Apps, tablet-skills, network setup, twitter registration, blog registration, badge awards)

12h00-13h00 Twitter intro

13h00-14h00 Lunch

14h00-15h00 Blog networking

15h00-15h15 Roundup and prizes