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Author: HendersonB Bernadette Created: 4/4/2008 7:54 AM

The final countdown to the 2008 Grade 12 examinations has begun...[O]

Teachers should now focus on finally preparing their Grade 12 learners for the examinations.

Working through prelim papers is good exercise for learners. [^o)]

Papers from different provinces could be used.

Gauteng Prelim papers (Delphi)
Grade 12 Paper1 September08 Data Files – Paper 1 Grade 12 Paper2 & Memo Sept08
Graad 12 Vraestel1 September08 Memo - Paper 1 Graad 12 Vraestel2 & Memo Sept08

KZN Prelim papers (Java)
Grade 12 Paper 1 & Memo Sept08 Data Files – Paper 1 Grade 12 Paper2 & Memo Sept08

FS Prelim papers (Delphi)
Grade 12 Paper 1 September08 Data Files/ Datalêers – Paper 1 Grade 12 Paper 2 September08
Graad 12 Vraestel 1 September08 Memos Graad 12 Vraestel 2 September08
WC Prelim papers (Java)
Grade 12 Paper 1  Sept08 Data Files / Datalêers – Paper 1 Grade 12 Paper2 & Memo Sept08
Graad 12 Vraestel 1 Sept08 Memo – Paper 1 Graad 12 Vraestel2 Sept08

 MP Prelim papers (Java)
Grade 12 Paper 1 & Memo Sept08 No data files needed Grade 12 Paper2 & Memo Sept08

IEB Exemplar Papers 2008 
Grade 12 Paper 1 2008 (Theory) Please note: The focus of IEB papers may Grade 12 Paper 2 2008 (Practical)
Graad 12 P1 2008 Marking Guidelines be different to that of the DoE Graad 12 P2 2008 Marking Guidelines

Please note: The content of all the papers should be compared to the content in the Learning Programme Guidelines (Annexure A) .

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I have attended a meeting at Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria where the use of clickers were demonstrated to conduct surveys and process the results of the surveys.

Read the article. No more forms and data capturing. Talking about green computing [ip]

This made me think how useful these little gadgets could be in the classroom for daily assessment (informal assessment / assessment for learning).

Read this article

Read how clickers help to maintain student attention and to increase student performance.

Interesting article on Personal Response Systems.

Should we have a set of clickers in each classroom?

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When you teach the content about social networking, visit WebTools4u2use. The site works much like the Thutong site.

You can click on any word in the "tag cloud" below the page index to see where a word or topic appears. The larger the word, the more often it is used throughout this wiki. Hover over a word to see how many times it appears, and then click to see where it appears.

There's a table of contents for each page at the upper right of the tool pages.

You can search for any word using the search box at the top of the left hand column. Finally, at the bottom of the left hand column you'll find a visual search engine for this wiki.


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Grade 12 learners should practise as much as possible to prepare them for the Grade 12 examinations in November 2008. For this purpose you could provide your learners with examples of exam papers or exam type questions.

The Free State wrote the following common mid-year papers:

Free State Grade 12 Mid-Year Papers (Delphi)

Grade 12 June 08 Paper1 Eng Graad 12 Junie 08 Vraestel1 Afr Data Files Paper1 and Memo
Grade 12 June 08 Paper2 Graad 12 Junie 08 Vraestel2 Link to Paper 2 and Memo

Limpopo Mid-year exams (Delphi)

Grade 11 June 08 Paper1 Grade 11 June 08 Paper2 Link to papers and memos
Grade 10 June 08 Paper1 Grade 10 June 08 Paper2
Grade 12 June 08 Paper1 Grade 12 June 08 Paper2


 KwaZulu-Natal Mid-Year Papers (Java)
Grade 12 June08 Paper1 Data Files Solutions
Grade 12 June08 Paper2    

 June 2008 Papers – Rondebosch Boys’ High School (Max Brock) WC
Grade 12 June08 Paper 1 Grade 12 08 Data Files & Memo  Delphi Solution for Question 2
Please note: Content of papers should be compared to content provided in Learning Programme Guidelines (LPG) - Annexure A. 

Watch this space for more [:-*]

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The value of textbooks in the classroom


Why should I use a textbook?
The use of a good textbook will help you to improve your knowledge of the subject and therefore your teaching. A quality textbook will help you plan and will save you time when preparing for your classes. After presenting your lesson, if each learner has a texbook to work from, the learning is facilitated by the textbook and you are free to assist individual learners, giving help where needed.
Using a good textbook will help learners to work at their own speed, encourage them to engage in additional and/or expanded activities. It will help them (and you in the end) to revise work done in class, at home by going through explanations and examples in the textbook and prepare for the next lessons.


How will using a quality textbook assist me in planning for my subject?

  • Study the textbook
  • If it does not cover all the content, indicate where you will have to add notes
  • Design / Adapt your Work Schedule for the grade according to the textbook that you are using
  • Include the required number of Programme of Assessment tasks per term as per Protocol (7 tasks as set out in the PoA - term 1: 1 test + 1 other task, etc.) according to the topics covered in the textbook and your Work Schedule that you designed / adapted according to the textbook
  • Design your Annual Assessment Plan using the Programme of Assessment tasks indicated in your Work Schedule
  • Prepare your lessons and indicate daily assessment by referring to and use appropriate activities / exercises in the textbook (add some of your own if you prefer)

This way you will be sure that you have covered the content for the year and that your learners will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills.


How do I choose a quality textbook?

  • Get hold of as many approved textbooks as you can. Ask for inspection copies from publishers
  • Study the textbook
  • Compare the content in the textbook to the content provided in the Content Framework in the Learning Programme Guidelines (Annexure A) and make sure that it covers the suggested content
  • Make sure that
    • topics are properly introduced i.e. some background knowledge is provided;
    • the content is at the right level for the grade; and
    • the content is properly scaffolded i.e. gradually introduces learners to more difficult concepts.
  • Look very carefully at the activities / exercises provided:
    • Do the activities address the content covered / discussed in the preceeding text?
    • Are the activities scaffolded i.e. guide learners to master the conceptual knowledge learnt, to applying the knowledge?
    • Will the activities / excercises help learners to answer question papers?
    • Are there enough activities / exercises for you to choose from and for learners to do so that drilling and learning will take place?

What is a good texbook?
A good textbook is like a work of art. It is the sum of a group of inspired leaders in their field of expertise. It is beautiful to behold and lends itself to inspiring interest in and exploration in the subject. It also provides a foundation for the teacher to build upon (Dr Pam Miller)

Approved textbooks for Information Technology


Title Language
Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
BitaByte Kreatiewe Programmering in Delphi Deel 1 Kreatiewe Programmering in Delphi Deel 2 Kreatiewe Programmering in Delphi Deel 2 Afrikaans
Creative Programming in Delphi Part 1 Creative Programming in Delphi Part 2 Creative Programming in Delphi Part 2 English
Kreatiewe Programmering in Java Deel 1 Kreatiewe Programmering in Java Deel 2 Kreatiewe Programmering in Java Deel 2 Afrikaans
Creative Programming in Java Part 1 Creative Programming in Java Part 2 Creative Programming in Java Part 2 English
Study Opportunities Geniet Delphi, Deel 1 Geniet Delphi, Deel 2 Geniet Delphi, Deel 2 Afrikaans
Enjoy Delphi, Part 1 Enjoy Delphi, Part 2 Enjoy Delphi, Part 2 English
Rekenaars, deel van jou lewe  -  Deel 1; 'n Handboek vir Inligtingstegnologie Rekenaars, deel van jou lewe  -  Deel 2; 'n Handboek vir Inligtingstegnologie   Afrikaans
Computers, part of your life  -  Part 1; A textbook for Information Technology Computers, part of your life – Part 2; A textbook for Information Technology   English
 Please note that for IT learners will need two textbooks: One for programming (Delphi or Java) and one for Theory and Applications

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