Small Steps on the Information Superhighway for Kweekkraal Primary
Size is seldom an appropriate yardstick and never was this more true than when measuring the passion and enthusiasm for technology at this tiny rural school. Kweekkraal Primary School near Clanwilliam celebrated their entry onto the information superhighway with a launch function on 25 September 2008.
Guests at the function included Cyril Scholtz, Circuit Team Leader, Willie van der Vyver, Circuit Manager, Naomi Sunday, WCED Lit/Num Project, Averil Jeffrey, WCED Learning Support and a number of curriculum advisors.
Cerenus Pfeiffer, a Khanya facilitator in the West Coast Region extolled the virtues of using technology for curriculum delivery. He cited the computer’s complete lack of prejudice – it treats all learners equally, its strength as a motivational tool and the fact that all learners can progress at his/her own pace as some of the benefits learners experience as a result of using technology in the educational process.
Mr van der Vyver thanked Khanya for the work they are doing at this school. He urged educators to use the technology efficiently to help their learners to develop the skills that will enable them to carve a place for themselves in a future society.
The formal part of the function over, eager Grade R learners demonstrated the use of Cami Perceptual, Cami Maths and Talking Stories to the clearly impressed guests. Guests were taken on a tour of the classrooms, all of which have been fitted with three computers, and then enjoyed an informal discussion while partaking of light refreshments.
Educators at Kweekkraal Primary are eager learners and users of the technology. They want to improve their teaching skills by using the technology optimally to the benefit of their little charges.