This product is the complete solution for the lesson content in the computer room. The teacher can take the lesson plans and lesson material as is into the classroom and conduct a
Each year’s lesson plans include:
quality computer literacy lesson. Background information and ready-to-use lessons are included. All projects are integrated across the National Curriculum. Computer literacy lessons
for Grade 1 – 9.
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- Teacher’s guide with background information, lesson plans and answers
- Assessment sheets (Gr 4 – 9)
- Full colour laminated posters (Gr 1 – 3)
- CD with presentations to be used during the lessons, practice files and more information
- Ready-to-copy worksheets
- License to make copies of the worksheets for the learners of the school
- Ready to use full colour transparencies
- Useful ideas on optimizing the computer centre
What is in each grade’s box?
- Outcomes based lesson plans with additional notes and information for the teacher.
- Assessment schedules, including self– and peer-assessment (Gr 4 – 7 only)
- Ready-to-use full colour transparencies (optional)
- Full colour, laminated posters (Gr 1 – 3 only)
- Presentations that can be played in the classroom on a computer.
- Practice files to be used to practice skills obtained during each lesson.
- Information sheets with relevant information, should the learner have a problem to access the Internet, library or other source of information.
- Worksheets that can be copied for each learner.Integrated curriculum-relevant projects.
- A Teacher’s Guide with numerous ideas to optimize the computer room and even makes money out of it.
Do we need to have a computer for each learner in the class?
Definitely not! Our lesson plans are designed to accommodate all the learners in the class with only a few computers without always sharing a computer. Learners will work in
groups or use some of the other strategies described in the lesson plans.
What software do you make use of in the lesson plans?
We use Microsoft Office® as an example in the demonstration presentations, but our worksheets and assignments can be used with any application suite of your choice.
Should we use any other program, we provide it with the CD.
Does the learners play educational games during your lessons?
No, except for first time users who will “play” a game to teach them how to use the mouse and the keyboard. We provide lesson material for computer literacy. If you want
the learners of your school to play educational games, you can buy educational software from any retailer. If is possible to teach learners as young as Grade 1 computer literacy.
Why would we rather use your lesson plans instead of similar products?
- The lessons are developed with RNCS, outcomes based education and critical and developmental outcomes in mind. The lessons are outcomes-based and fully integrated with other learning areas.
- Little or no previous computer skills or knowledge is required on the teacher’s side. Any teacher can present the lessons. Preparation time of the teacher is kept to a minimum.
- The lessons are learner-centered.
- The lessons are affordable and re-usable.
- Projects are integrated between the different learning areas.
- The projects are designed to promote problem-solving and critical thinking.
- No monthly costs are involved. After a once-off payment the lesson plans belong to the school.
- The lesson plans can be used in a computer room with a workstation for each learner or in a classroom with only one or two computers.
- Our lesson material is available in English and Afrikaans.
Which grades can be taught?
The lessons are in units and not time bounded. The teacher can pace the lesson over any given amount of sessions according to the needs and levels of the children and the
different session times per school.
The lesson plans for each year is divided into 4 modules. The modules can be moved around. That means that you can use one year’s lesson plans and teach it to 4 different
grades, without doing the same lesson at the same time. The ideal situation would be to buy lesson plans for all the grades (Gr 1 – 9), but we all know that all schools cannot
afford that. We group the lesson plans according to the different phases. There are three year’s lesson plans in each phase and the 12 modules can be interchanged to
accommodate the school’s needs.
We are on a tight budget. What would you recommend?
Buy only the lesson plans for one grade within a phase and use it for all the grades in that phase.
What is covered in each grade?
The focus falls on basic skills, including Mouse and Keyboard Skills. Names of parts of the computer and how to care for a computer is also
In Grade 1 the learners work in graphics software and cover skills like opening and saving, drawing, basic typing and formatting.
Topics include revision of Grade 1, basic word processing skills, like typing, selecting, formatting and printing.
Learners also work with pictures in word processing and do some drawing in the word processing program.
Word processing skills covered in Grade 2 are enforced.
New topics include desktop publishing (create signs, greeting cards, flyers and banners), Internet and e-mail (including dangers of the Internet)
and integration between drawing programs and word processing documents.
Grade 4 covers mainly word processing, including working with graphics, format text, wrapping, order of objects.
Integration between a graphics program and word processing program is also included.
Word Processing skills obtained in Grade 4 are expanded in Grade 5. Work with shapes in word processing and text boxes are covered.
A module on research in digital encyclopedias is included as well as integration between the digital encyclopedia and the word processing software.
Topics include Internet and E-mail, Word Processing (work with tables) and desktop publishing.
In the desktop publishing module learners will create posters, greeting cards, banners and newletters.
The Grade 7s will work in word processing sofware, learn how to do research (plan an assignment, find information and work with information), and create publications in
The 4th module focuses on hardware and learners will visually be introduced to the inside of a computer. They will also learn what to look for when buying a computer,
desktop publishing, including logos, brochures and letterheads.
how to install basic hardware and do basic troubleshooting.