Just like you, I used to worry about what was being taught in the computer centre.
I worried constantly about the thousands of rands of computer equipment going to waste and it made me miserable. I was afraid of losing the computer centre. I was afraid of not using the computer centre. It made my stomach turn every time I thought of learners in the computer centre doing silly things, or worse, looking at blank screens—not learning how to use computers.
It was just miserable.
And I really feel for anyone else putting up with an empty computer centre.
But you know what?
It doesn’t have to be this way.
You see, one day while I was talking to colleagues, I had a kind of weird idea about how to solve my computer centre problem. I decided to develop a friendly and affordable computer curriculum that contains challenging and fun computer concepts. I decided to include things like internet research, programming (using scratch), web design, and using PowerPoint to make presentations to the whole school.
The best thing, anyone can teach it. It’s so easy to use that even your most computer illiterate teacher can teach using this curriculum.
So I tried it to see what would happen.
And much to my surprise … it worked!
In fact it worked so quickly I almost thought it was a fluke.