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Enable Learning

“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child and one teacher can change the world.” Malala Yousafzai

 

The WCED ePortal is a resource filled with a wealth of knowledge including lesson plans, videos and past examination papers. In this section, parents will be guided on how to explore the WCED ePortal and uncover its riches.

Navigate the ePortal

1. An Overview of the WCED ePortal

2. ePortal Navigational video for Parents

3. learner dashboard

1. how to find resources on the eportal

2. learner space guidelines

WANT TO LEARN MORE? 

 

Explore more resources to help your child through their learning journeys. Find ways to make their learning more experiential with fun resources by exploring more educational websites, game-based learning activities, live webinars, and/or recorded webinars.   

 

While the internet is full of useless, fascinating, amusing and inaccurate information, as parents we need to encourage our children to search for authentic, accurate and attested information. In this section, you will learn how to do just that.

Google Search Tips

1. Tips and Tricks

2. Advance searching tools for images

3. Image Authenticity Check

1. Advanced Searching in Google

2. Advanced Image Search in Google

3. Reverse Image Searching in Google

4. Guardian’s Guide to Google Tools

WANT TO LEARN MORE? 

 

Explore more resources to help your child through their learning journeys. Find ways to make their learning more experiential with fun resources by exploring more educational websites, game-based learning activities, live webinars, and/or recorded webinars.   

 

Wasting time on YouTube is one of the easiest things to do, however, when you need it for educational purposes it becomes a bit challenging. Double quotation marks, colons and commas will change the way children use YouTube and help your child navigate this streaming service with ease.

YouTube Searching

1. How to search for a video on YouTube

3. Search for a video in a YouTube channel

2. Search for a youtube channel

4. Learning with Youtube

1. Advanced Searching in YouTube

2. Search for a video in a YouTube channel

WANT TO LEARN MORE? 

 

Explore more resources to help your child through their learning journeys. Find ways to make their learning more experiential with fun resources by exploring more educational websites, game-based learning activities, live webinars, and/or recorded webinars.   

 

Supporting your child in reading can become a challenge in this digital age. With online resources, you can help your child build stamina in reading and develop their cognitive thinking skills. In this section, you will find applications to assist your child including the ever-popular Oxford Owl and Jolly Phonics range.

Reading Focus

1. FREE APPS for learning- LANGUAGE (1-3 years)

2. Build Reading Stamina at Home

1. Quality Reading @ Home

2. Oxford Owl

3. Magic Keys

4. Read with Comprehension

5. Free Audio Books

6. Jolly Phonics

7. e-learning for kids

WANT TO LEARN MORE? 

 

Explore more resources to help your child through their learning journeys. Find ways to make their learning more experiential with fun resources by exploring more educational websites, game-based learning activities, live webinars, and/or recorded webinars.   

 

Create Learner Projects

Projects have always been a child's favourite thing to create and develop with their hands. Using digital tools, parents will learn how to guide their children on how to use simple tools like Canva and Powtoon. In this section, you will have fun learning about the power of project-based learning.

1. Why project based learning?

2. Using Canva to create posters

3. Learn How to Make an Animated Video in Under 10 Minute

1. Project based learning for parents

2. Designing learning materials using Canva

3. How to create a powtoon

4. Guardian's Guide to Tools for Children with Disabilities during Distance Learning

WANT TO LEARN MORE? 

 

Explore more resources to help your child through their learning journeys. Find ways to make their learning more experiential with fun resources by exploring more educational websites, game-based learning activities, live webinars, and/or recorded webinars.   

 

Coding & Computational Thinking

Computational thinking is required for developing logical thinkers. When engaged in computational thinking, we encourage children to become problem-solvers. On this section, parents will learn how to encourage their children to embrace coding as a vehicle for computational thinking.

1. What is Coding?

3. What is computational thinking?

2. Which coding language?

4. Why you need computational thinking

1. Computational thinkers

2. Computational Thinking

3. Blockly Games

4. Scratch Junior

5. Scratch From MIT

6. Free Code Camp Certification

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Explore more resources to help your child through their learning journeys. Find ways to make their learning more experiential with fun resources by exploring more educational websites, game-based learning activities, live webinars, and/or recorded webinars.   

Time to start encouraging your children to watch television and enjoy listening to the radio. There are so many broadcasting opportunities available for the whole family to engage in and learn. Parents will find a variety of resources to master and enjoy in this section.

Radio & TV Broadcasting

 

1. SABC Education YouTube Channel

2. SABC Education LiveStream

3. Wolkskool

1. Mindset Learn 

   Video Resources

2. Telematic

    Livestream

3. SABC Education

4. OVHD TV Guide  

    DBE -  Ch 122
    MINDSET - Ch 134

5. Mindset GUIDE

    (DSTV 319)

    

6.  Mindset Pop Guide

    (DStv 317) 

7. CAPS Radio

8. RADIO 2000: Back to School

9. Africa Teen Geeks

WANT TO LEARN MORE? 

 

Explore more resources to help your child through their learning journeys. Find ways to make their learning more experiential with fun resources by exploring more educational websites, game-based learning activities, live webinars, and/or recorded webinars.