Six schools in the province have been turned into paperless classrooms, where pupils will be learning from computers and tablets instead of textbooks.
Pupils from Phomolong secondary school in Tembisa will this year be using tablets in the classroom. Photo: Vumani Mkhize/EWN.
Speaking to Stephen Grootes on 702 earlier this week, Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi explained the need for digital classrooms saying:
I really believe that we have got technology that can assist us ... so I am launching this in 7 schools in Tembisa on Wednesday. This is a way that will assist us to eliminate time wasting in the classroom ... If you want to teach the children about a flower, those children can see that flower, they don't have to go out and try to get that flower outside the classroom.— Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi
Today, the project was launched at the selected schools in Tembisa, Science and Maths Teacher at Boitumelong Senior Secondary School Peter Godwe explains to Xolani how the day went.
We had an awesome day. Learners love technology, so it is very brilliant of the department of education to put learning into the technology itself ... I can teach from home, upload information to send to the students from home.— Science and Maths Teacher at Boitumelong Senior Secondary School, Peter Godwe
Godwe gives a detailed explaination of how the digital classroom works, and it's benefits for both teachers and learners in his conversation with Xolani below:
EWN's Vumani Mkhize spent the morning at Boitumelong Senior Secondary School in Tembisa where the project was launched on Wednesday.
The launch was attended by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and the brains behind the project, Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi.
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