Welcome to 2017!

Hello everyone!

What a crazy year 2016 was! But what an amazing year for Computer Applications Teachers. More and more teachers signing up on Tech Teachers, more teachers sharing their materials for other teachers to use…it’s been fantastic.

The support of so many teachers of the Tech Teachers web site has been simply overwhelming for me!

The site has been going since May of 2013. I have well over 1000 teachers registered on the site with many schools all around the country now showing of the posters I made and teachers using the hundreds of resources available on the site so generously donated and submitted by teachers from all over South Africa.

A new direction

I will no longer be teaching Computer Applications Technology on a full-time basis as I have over the past 5 years. I have been offered a wonderful opportunity to continue teaching in a new curriculum path called STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts & Maths). It’s a marvellously pioneering curriculum relying heavily on technology and the solving of challenges in the world around us.

What is STEAM?
STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. The end results are students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process. These are the innovators, educators, leaders, and learners of the 21st century!

This also means I will be changing schools. I will be moving in April this year (2017).

For the remainder of 2017 I shall still be the official National Moderator for the IEB for PATs and SBAs for schools and the Regional moderator for Gauteng.

What about Tech Teachers?

Nothing changes! Tech Teachers will still keep going. The facility for teachers to upload their materials and download resources will always be online, I am not changing any of that. I’ve worked so hard to make this site successful – it would be a shame to have to stop it! In fact, I even had an idea I might start with – creating videos for Computer Applications Technology students – as time permits. All donations keep the site going.

So, nothing changes apart from the context of the content I may start blogging about i.e. STEAM and my experiences therewith.

What about the Facebook group?

It will keep going on being the awesome and successful group it is!

Can I blog on the Tech Teachers web site then?

That would be so great! I’d love to have teachers blogging on the Tech Teachers web site about Computer Applications Technology. Please contact me if you’re interested.

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