Sadtu ‘over the moon’ with new teach­ing app

Cape Argus - - METRO - ATHINA MAY [email protected]

TO EASE the work­load for teach­ers in the com­ing new year, the SA Demo­cratic Teach­ers Union (Sadtu) has launched an app.

The Sadtu Western Cape com­mu­ni­ca­tion app was cre­ated with Cosatu to pro­vide teach­ers and pupils with ma­te­ri­als to help their school­ing.

Sadtu provin­cial sec­re­tary Jon­avon Rustin said the app has les­son plans for foun­da­tion phase classes, pol­icy doc­u­ments of the cur­ricu­lum, and in­for­ma­tion about mu­sic, arts and cul­ture to help schools pre­pare for the African Schools Eisteddfod.

“We worked on an app for ed­u­ca­tors to ac­cess a num­ber ed­u­ca­tion re­sources to help learn­ers in class.

“It also has im­por­tant in­for­ma­tion on LGBTQ+, vi­o­lence against women and sex­ual ha­rass­ment, which teach­ers can use in the class­room for les­sons,” said Rustin.

Sadtu provin­cial ed­u­ca­tion con­vener Faseega Solomon said the first 10 weeks of CAPS-aligned les­son plans for next year are avail­able for maths and English.

All the re­sources needed for the les­sons are in­cluded.

The in­no­va­tion will hope­fully save teach­ers plenty of time and im­prove the qual­ity of ed­u­ca­tion that pupils re­ceive, Solomon said.

“Teach­ers can just con­tex­tu­alise it. We’re go­ing to try to do in­ter­me­di­ate phase and build our re­sources. We also have multi-grade train­ing (on the app) teach­ers can use for as­sess­ment.

“Teach­ers were over the moon be­cause now they have all re­sources they need at their fin­ger­tips. Learn­ers can also down­load the app which has past ma­tric ques­tion pa­pers on it,” she said.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the app visit

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