Examples are traffic lights, self-driving cars and drones We professionally train teachers or learners to build robots and easily program your robot to achieve problem-solving tasks/ missions Robots are widely used in factories to perform high-precision jobs such as assembling and exploring - both aerial and ground robots. Give your Robot a life so it can see, touch, move, talk , think and interact with the world by using simple coding!
(X)HTML teaches how the internet works & you can create interactive school websites for e-portfolios, e-surveys, e-assignments, e-homework, e-assessment, announcements, university application, e-reports - for learners Python is an easy future-oriented open source coding languages that we will utilise to start programming We develop computer programmes, mobile applications, websites and 3D printing Digital literacy is incorporated into all lessons for the absolute beginners in computers.
Computer Science & Physics (UZ), Mathematics [CAPS] Teaching (Wits), Computing Postgrad (Unisa), Assessor & Moderator (Skills Dynamics), Robotics Programming & Debugging (SLP), SMART Facilitator & Technical Specialist (Vastratech), Robotics Certified Judge (FLL), Train-the-Trainer (certified), Curriculum policy maker, Materials Development & Editor Sci-bono Discovery Centre (Maths & Science Intervention Coordinator), Microsoft (MCAS, MOS, PiL), (X)HTML, N+, Python, C++, Java, Muvizu CartoonMaker, SketchUp, VideoScribe, 3D-Printing; Coding & Robotics Specialist (GDE, Mgslg, Lutramark). Wrote a Research paper on 'Destroying the Fear of Technology in Teaching (2018)'
Passionate about how people learn, having a background in the GDE programmes working with learners and parents from disadvantaged communities. Skilled in Smart Suite Online and Microsoft packages to support and create positive learning environments at home and school. I have experience and qualifications as an ICT facilitator and also in human resources management. I am currently pursuing studies in robotics pedagogy at UNISA.
More than 20 years working in industry and academia. He holds a BSc Physics. Hloniphani has been working in teacher development since 2010 having worked for Sci-Bono Teacher Development Program for Maths and Sciences. He worked as a Facilitator/Instruction Coach for the Gauteng Department of Education from 2012 to 2017 specialising in Mathematics under Mathew Goniwe School of Leadership and Governance. Hloniphani was the Coding and Robotics Facilitator working under Mathew Goniwe to help launch Coding & Robotics programs in Python, C++ at St Barnabas and UJMA in 2019. He has helped schools in the Eastern Cape, North West, Gauteng, KZN and the Free State accomplish high pass rates and better grades through sharing methodologies to deal with misconceptions in Physical Science and Mathematics. Currently he works in artificial intelligence. He is currently building a machine learning solution to automate geospatial analysis and cloud computing in Education.
To develop learners’ skills and competencies to prepare them for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR.) Coding will expose learners to Computational Thinking -> critical thinking (high on Bloom’s Taxonomy) Exposes teachers to an enabling professional network Robotics introduces learners to possible career paths & opportunities they may never have considered
Encourages practical learning - problem-solving based Raises the level of rigor, enabling learners to start and complete projects Students feel free to interact with electrical and mechanical processes Teachers gain experience, get motivated, improving quality of education Robotics enables teachers to build creative tools by exploring concepts that industry uses Playful learning entails meaningful, engaging, iterative, prototyped and socially interactive tasks for young minds
Measurement, Amplitude and Frequency, Light and Reflectivity, Graph model, Ultrasonic Waves, Speed, Sound, Heat, Distance & Power, Hypothesis & Evidence, Experimental Design, Observations, Data Analysis
Distance, Time, Diameter, Circumference, Angles, Graphs & Tables, Averages, Functions, Scaling, Logic, Patterns
Mechanical and Electrical systems, Design Process, Structures, Technology Society and the Environment
Brainstorming, Discussion, Composition (Explanatory), Communication, Debate & Argumentation, Interpersonal Skills, Report writing
Aesthetics, Concept ideas, Abstraction, Architecture and Graphics (3D)
Ratios & Proportions, Unit Conversion, Budget, Efficiency, Accounting - on Big Data
Mapping, Landscaping, Exploration, GPS
History of Mankind & Machines, Impact of Robotics on Jobs, Positive effects on Health, Domestic, Industrial, Military, Banking, Relationships
Powerful way to approach problems in a real world !
Develop students who are makers and inventors, not consumers.
Develop skills and competencies aligned to 4IR
To create a sustainable industrialisation and transform South Africa into a first world economy
Coding & Robotics to be included in curricula (Angie Motshekga - Minister of Basic Education, 2019)
To build a new inclusive society that solves Africa’s challenges through investments and entrepreneurial future ventures using 4IR skills
Learners code real life with moving robots, flying drones and more! Hands-on approach will enable learners to master simple robotics engineering Practical scaffolding of concepts leads students to apply it in Artificial Intelligence Gives an UNFAIR ADVANTAGE to students going into tertiary and industry
Robotics and Coding being totally learner-centred, affords learners to discover their own learning.