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Author: labuscagnec Created: 9/24/2009 11:16 PM
IT Matters


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 Click Read More.. to browse or download 2014 PATs for Grade 10, Grade 11 and Grade 12

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Thank you to Max Brock, IT advisor in the Western Cape who provided these nice Grade 11 Java lessons for teaching programming with a problem.

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Click here to view or download provincial or district papers.

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For Job Growth, Look to Healthcare and IT

Healthcare (which represents 1 in 10 jobs today) and information technology are set to experience significant employment gains in the coming years.

  • The growing need for home healthcare and more community-based medical centers will boost employment for healthcare workers.

  • IT will increasingly serve small businesses, with tech-support squads attuned to the needs of small and medium-sized businesses such as medical and professional practices.

What are IT-related jobs/careers?Descriptions and requirements

Computer Careers 2013 Review:

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Click Read More.. to view or download various examination papers

If you get error messages when downloading or opening, just click OK for the first one, then YES for the second one. The file will open.


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Scratch lends itself to excellent problem solving activities - 'mathematical/scientific' problem solving.

These are typical problems that are used in programming competitions and olympiads.

If you have completed the Scratch curriculum, test learners' problem solving ability by giving them these problems or show learners these type of problems and encourage them to use it in their PATs.

We need to focus a lot on problem solving.

This should prepare them properly for Grade 11 and the high level programming language.

Remember that one needs to 'teach' problem solving by exposing learners to these type of problems. By doing this, they learn strategies and techniques to see patterns, devise algorithms and solve problems.

I found such problems on the website:


Click read more to view one of these problems and its Scratch solution

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The Grade 11 CAPS orientation has been sucessfully completed! The DBE training team received very positive feedback. Some of the topics dealt with:

Exemplar Grade 11 Paper

Over the next few weeks presentations and video clips will be uploaded that deal with some of the matters listed.

Click Read More... to download examples and video clips refered to in the presentations

Watch this space!

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Pleas click read more below for links to PATs

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