Tomorrow will be my first day back at work after a four week long holiday. The moment of truth has arrived and I am excited to get back to working again.
My time off has been great with family and friends who made each moment special. So, why am I so excited about the year ahead? As an educator, I believe that the Further Education and Training (FET) sector in South Africa has a window of opportunity to make a massive impact on student’s lives during 2012. One of the things that excites me is the passion of some of my colleagues and friends to make a difference. Another factor is the technology that becomes freely available for the use by educators and students. Google Applications is a simple example of tools available to the education sector.
Last year I have slowly introduced aspects of google apps into the classroom and have seen the potential.
Some of my goals for this year are:
1. Empower my colleagues to use google apps and other tools.
2. Empower students to utilise google apps when doing projects.
3. Look for meaningful ways to increase students’ learning experience.