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  • Setup Squid with user authentication and restricted sites August 14, 2018
    Well my lab in the Western Cape isn't centralized yet (Thank goodness), but I've started experiencing some difficulties with my proxy server Freeproxy after a few users connect to the internet the proxy server fail to respond and I need to restart it. I decided to try out squid and got it running with basic […]
  • The basic computer skills every teacher should have June 27, 2018
    Using a shared Google Sheets document, myself and anyone who had the link (from the CAT Facebook group) began to compile a list of computer skills that we thought every teacher should possess. Below is what was suggested. It is, at present, unedited. There are some basic skills and some...not-so-basic. Have a look and give […]
  • Afrikaans Spell Checker April 21, 2018
    I need to get an Afrikaans spell checker for the network at school so that learners can check their PAT document for spelling errors. The only one I know about is WSpel but even if I manage to have it installed on the local PC's that the kids work on, I still haven't managed to […]
  • Gathering data from MS Word Form? April 21, 2018
    If I create a form in MS Word and email that form to people. They fill it in, they send it back.  How do I get the data from the form into Excel? AND, is this skill a requirement in CAPS?
  • Theory: 3G/4G/LTE Technology March 13, 2018
    I have trying to teach my gr 12’s the difference between 3G and 4G/LTE technology   The text book I use says it is generations of cellular technologies. I think this is incorrect as it is not cellular technologies but rather generations of Internet connections making use of cellular ISP’s. The reason I say this is […]
  • Pause a script and then continue in Scratch? March 6, 2018
    I have a game I've made using Scratch. I want to be able to change the colour of the apple when it touches the basket.  I created a second costume for the apple and it switches when it touches the basket. However, it's so fast that the user does not see it. How can I […]
  • Exam Preparations for your learners February 25, 2018
    I would like to gather some information for some research I am doing. What do you do to help your learners prepare for their final exams, Theory and Practical? What tips do you provide to the learners?
  • IEB PAT Topics for Grade 12 February 4, 2018
    Have the IEB PAT Topics changed from 2017? Thanks.
  • Classcraft February 4, 2018
    Anbody using Classcraft? I started using classcraft this year and it's been going great with the grade 12's. For the first time I don't need to ask for homework (Only on Fridays - I give them past papers to work out - Mostly a question or two). They bring it to me to earn some XP. Just […]
  • Firefox January 30, 2018
    does anyone know how to disable/prevent private browsing in a client/server environment?? I'm using Firefox as my browser. thank you
  • Onedrive January 19, 2018
    Let's talk about One drive.
  • Read this before trying Google Team Drives & File Stream January 3, 2018
    So this holiday I decided to try out Google Team Drives and File Stream (the Drive app is being phased out, so now's as good a time as any). I wasted at least a day - what a nightmare!!! So let me share my frustrations before anyone else goes through it as well. Team Drives […]
  • June 2017 data January 3, 2018
    Good news, the exams for 2017 May/June have been released.  However, I see the webmaster uploaded the data for the 2016 June exam instead of the 2017 June exam.  Anyone have the data?  Thanks in advance
  • #catExamAnswers - RSI November 27, 2017
  • #catExamAnswers - Hardcopy to Digital November 27, 2017