ITE training: Tech and tablet stations

Today we will be getting on top of all things tech! We will also use our favourite strategy, learning (rotation) stations and group work.

  • See workshop objectives at the bottom of this post
  • We will use Flippity to divide the group into 4 groups. Use the random wheel to pick the person to to help us to do that.
    • Go to, click on instructions and insert eveyones names - pick the person to do the groups
    • Use the Groups of 4 feature to divide everyone into groups.
  • Each group is given 2 new tablets
  • You will be setting up the new tablets for use by the teachers and learners.
  • You will also be required to make a How-to tutorial recording of how to do it for our tech tiktok channel.
  • NB!!! The recording must be properly saved and named e.g. How to install Kahoot
  • We will use the best ones for our SOP (Standard Operating Procedures)
  • Connect the tablet to the wifi. All group members have to know how to do this. 
  • Set the tablet display time to 5 minutes. 
  • How do you do a screen recording on a tablet? 
  • Set up the laptop with a gmail address and create a screen recording of how to do it. 
  • Set up tablet with gmail address

Installing apps on the tablet. Each group member must take turns doing a few of the installations. Do one screen recording instruction tutorial (per group) on how to install an android app on a tablet. (Vertical video for tiktok instruction sharing)

  • Simple mind lite
  • Desmos
  • Geogebra
  • Camscanner
  • Wakelet
  • Khan kids 
  • Siyavula Education
  • Beehive
  • Gurumaths
  • Reading eggs
  • Kahoot
  • Quizizz
  • Scratchjr
  • DrawingColoring
  • Gurumaths
  • Capcat
  • Grammarly
  • Photomath
  • Microsoft Math Solver
  • Do a screen recording of how to put a shortcut on the home screen
  • Install a shortcut to the website on the homescreen. 

Stations 1: Lab operations (give a demo and record a short vertical video)

  • Server - switch on and off 
  • virtual machine -How to switch on and off and function.
  • Internet - How to change proxy settings
  • Access data/ information -map network drive, copy data to public drive.

Station 2: Smart Classroom (give a demo and record a short vertical video)

  • Connecting the following devices
    • laptop
    • data projector
    • Wifi
    • Visualizer
  • Strategies: You will be able to use the learning station and discussion group strategies and know how it works
  • Skills:
    • You will be able to connect a tablets to the wifi
    • Set a tablets display timme to 5 minutes
    • Create an instructional video on tiktok
    • Set up a tablet with a new email address
    • Install apps on a tablet
    • Make screen recordings
    • Create shortcuts to important apps and documents on the homescreen
    • Manage the server and virtual machine
    • Change proxy settings
    • Access data/ information by mapping the network drive,
    • Access and copy data to the public drive on the server.
    • Use devices in the lab and classroom (data projector, visualiser, laptop)

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