Category : zambia
We spent our last week in Zambia training teachers in the Chilanga area just south of Lusaka. 29 teachers from 12 different schools attended and participated wholeheartedly.
The first day was devoted to considering big questions. What is ICT / Computer Studies / Digital Literacy? Why should it be taught? What is its application across the whole curriculum?
Other sessions included tips and shortcuts in Word Processing and spreadsheets from Libre Office; RACHEL learning resources; and Kolibri pupil monitoring platform. A Special Needs teacher explained how interested her pupils were in the videos on RACHEL and how it helped her teach things like Sign language. Another teacher discovered African Story Books in the local language Bembe.
Teachers agreed that the RACHEL learning resources on Raspberry Pi server made teaching and learning easy and enjoyable. “Learners can get the concept more easily”. Many said they would share what they had learned with colleagues so that the training would benefit the whole school. One concluded “I am enjoying each day that passes. I cannot wait for tomorrow”.